Nice Jester artwork there.
I will tell her you said so!
Here are my comments...
The home page doesn't really need to say home at the top.
Client's decision, I had no choice.
What the home page needs to say is 'fun' ;) not literally, but I feel that the home page should maybe contain more fun elements, instead of being text and tiny photos. Maybe just some nice clear large pics of people having a fun time with the costumes, balloons and whatever. Vicki and Steve look quite photogenic, so maybe they should be featured much larger, helping everyone to have fun.
Yeah, I know. I am not paid to do content, so it is entirely up to Vicki. I have offered it before and it just is not in her budget to pay me to do content right now.
I'm not sure I would care about the 'about us' text on the home page.
If I'm having a party I just want to know at a glance (not by reading) 'have you got costumes? have you got balloons? Are you in my area? Okay where is the telephone number.
oops.. not on the home page where its needed!
Indeed, again that is a content thing. I have advised her in the past to have an About Us page if she wanted to include it and I have also advised her to placed her phone number in the sidebar as well so it is on every page. She just gets too busy and forgets what I have told her. I might have to send her another reminder.
The overall theme and colour scheme is nice, but I would change the background colour behind the main content area as that purple and the black text don't contrast too well.
I totally agree and I made three versions of this for the client (one with each main color as the background). She wanted it to be purple.
And I'd add padding around the main content area, the text is too close to the edges - left, right and bottom.
I'd make it inline with the 'Home' link in menu above, that way it feels more orderly.
I had not thought of pushing it that far before. I might try it and see what she says.
Thanks to both of you for your feedback! It will help me in the future make better ones.