Have another look please !

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 10 years ago
  • Answered
I have made a few more changes to my site:

A new menu, weather widget, bookmarking tool and some new images added to the slideshow. (the smiling Seal pup and the Dolphin photo's were taken by my sister-in-law)

I've shuffled around a couple of elements and have taken some out.
There still is no contact page incase you were wondering.

You will notice an empty block in the center of the site.
I'm looking for ideas of what to put here. Any ideas ?

Thanks for taking the time to look: http://helderberg.cc/
Photo of Boomer

Boomer, Champion

  • 2055 Posts
  • 84 Reply Likes

Posted 10 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Dill Shellard

Dill Shellard

  • 142 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
WOOAH this is a BRILLIANT site!! I am not sure what to put in the ??? Box maybe upcoming events?
I love the boxes, did you HTML those? If you did please post them on the test site!
Also I love the "This is your first time on the site", Also can you post that code on the site but this is if you have enough time and it isn't illegal.
The slide show is a really nice and is welcoming to new users.
I also like the sponsors and when you put your cursor over the picture it goes darker!
I love that this homepage has lots of info and I love how simple the layout is.
The pictures are very good and I love the way they go darker when you put your cursor over it, as I just said.
The emergency numbers are also very good as someone may need to learn these if they are foreign!
Great job keep it up! :))
-Dill
Photo of Sanja

Sanja, Official Rep

  • 10698 Posts
  • 495 Reply Likes
Boomer,

I thought your site was already so good! And now you've brought it from good to simply great! Words cannot describe my awe!

~ I really like the bookmark feature - it unobtrusive yet available if people should want to explore that option.

~ Under your "Property" link, it should be "featured", not "feautured".

~ Under "Accomodation", should it be "Gordon's Bay" not "Gordons Bay"?

~ Your entertainment link doesn't work.

~ I would center your images in the Partner Picks so that it looks more symmetrical

~ I clicked on "More famous quotes" and it took me away from your site. Perhaps you may want to have this link open up in a new window?

~ As for your box in the middle - what about any upcoming events. For example, for the summer months coming, I'm sure there are festivals and events taking place. This may be very useful for a tourist to know about.
Photo of Emmy

Emmy

  • 5892 Posts
  • 299 Reply Likes
Boomer... you never cease to amaze! I cannot wait to see all those beautiful scenes in person.

So the blank area in the center, didn't you used to have restaurant stuff there? For some reason I remember seeing restaurant information. Maybe that would be a great place to put a different restaurant review every week or something.

Emmy
Photo of MichelleAlison

MichelleAlison

  • 26 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hi Boomer,

A great website - can you post about the slide shows. I have tried making a slide show, but don't like the one I have.

My website also promotes where I live in Spanish, but I also have it in English.

Maybe we can link in the future, especially as we are on totally different continents.

Regards

Michelle
Photo of Boomer

Boomer, Champion

  • 2055 Posts
  • 84 Reply Likes
@ Dill,
Thank you very much. All the features you mentioned, I have
already posted about here on Get Satisfaction.

Links to the slideshow and the drop-down menu are on the test site.
I will place tutorials on the there for the "mouseover images" and the
"visitor history thingy" later.

@ Littleus,
I Knew I could rely on you for the cool review. Ears wide open.
What can I say, speallink isn't one of my strong points.
I always battle when it comes to the "eau" words.

Gordon's Bay, I've seen spelled both ways - I'll go with your one though.
The entertainment link doesn't work!
I'm still going to add to the "Partner Picks"
I like your's and Dill's suggestions about the "upcoming events"

@ Emmy,
Bring your winter woolies. They are predicting snow on the mountains
this weekend. The photo's in the slideshow were all taken in summer ;-)
You have a good memory about the restaurant info. I was always in two
minds about that one. I'll think about it again, thanks.

@ Michelle
There is a link to the slideshow script on the test site, http://ourtest.yolasite.com/
If you need a hand with it give me a shout. I haven't even started marketing the Helderberg site yet. Still got loads to do!
I'll be knocking on your door for links when the time comes, thanks.
When are we going to see your site, Michelle?
Photo of Boomer

Boomer, Champion

  • 2055 Posts
  • 84 Reply Likes
BTW, You spelled "Accomodation" wrong, Littleus! Got you back, Haha.
It is a very common misspelling of the word, Accommodation. A lot of travel
sites will use the misspelled version (on purpose) as a keyword though.
Photo of Sanja

Sanja, Official Rep

  • 10698 Posts
  • 495 Reply Likes
I swear it was a typo!! =) (groan.. you're not gonna believe me, are ya?!)
Photo of Sanja

Sanja, Official Rep

  • 10698 Posts
  • 495 Reply Likes
p.s. take a look at the new category I put in for the test site. Scrolling marquee - you may want to add yours!
Photo of Pablo

Pablo

  • 39 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Boomer,
Really like your site layout and features.
I love the dropdown menu, the running slide show, the gallery with the mouse over picture selection, the neat frames around all the different areas ...
Thanks for sharing so many useful features and tips in your various posts.
Photo of Peter

Peter

  • 2569 Posts
  • 113 Reply Likes
Hi Boomer,

Excellent developments and there's nothing I can add to the others critiques and suggestions.

The missing block. I agree with Emmy's direction on this one.

Your site, if I look at it as a "flash-packer" to high end promotion, doesn't have a section on dining. It's a real focus for the visitor traveller. It's a question they ask three times a day at least and they would be looking for quality and novelty or authenticity. Bars are another area of high interest for these people.

Features and reviews are definitely a good way to fill this in.
Photo of Kj

Kj

  • 22 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Love the site it's very professional looking and well laid out, bet I've seen here. I'm new here and new to your site, so please forgive my bluntness. Just who I am.

What is your site for? This is the 1st time I've ever looked at it and I don't know what your want me to do. Do you want me to vacation here? Do you want me to buy property here? I'm totally clueless. So I guess that's what you should use that middle box for. Why is your customer/client here and what do you want them to do? Tell them straight up don't make them guess.

If you're wanting me to vacation here, why should I pick this place? Show me some great deals, and give me a way to get there. Think someone mentioned events. Tell me when I should come and where I should stay, how to get the best seats, & great dinner, etc...

If you want me to buy property, I tech info, why, how much, traffic, what's my return, more detailed property pic's, etc..

Personally I also lose the horror-scope. Looks like a professional site and then I get something like that at the end that bears no relevance to the other material.

Hope this helps. I know we get so close to our work it's our baby, and it's sometimes hard to look at objectively. When mine goes live I'd love for you to rip mine apart as well ~lol Truly tying to help, so hope you don't take offense.

Kj
Photo of MichelleAlison

MichelleAlison

  • 26 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I agree with the comment about the "horoscope" - the first time I looked at your sight, I did wonder why you had put that in!!

Michelle
Photo of MichelleAlison

MichelleAlison

  • 26 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I agree with Kj's comment about the "horoscope" - the first time I looked at your sight, I did wonder why you had put that in!!

Michelle
Photo of lambofgod

lambofgod

  • 875 Posts
  • 35 Reply Likes
I have one thing to say. Your website makes me cry. It is so well organized and it looks very professional. I have one question though, what code did you use for the "welcome back" thing. I used to have one, but it would not work properly. For the ??? I would suggest having a little blog. Just a thought though.