Looking For Constructive Criticism on My New Site!

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I've just finished my site, www.firesafetyenterprises.com. Looking for constructive criticism and input on content, layout, etc. Thank You
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Cory

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Diane

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Hi Cory-

One thing I'd recommend is re-ordering your menu items.
Currently they're in the following order:

* Home
* Product Catalog
* Contact Us
* Privacy Policy
* Facts And Tips
* NFPA
* About Us

I'd recommend putting them in this order:

* Home
* Product Catalog
* Facts And Tips
* About Us
* NFPA
* Contact Us
* Privacy Policy

Diane
Graphic Designer | Yola, Inc.
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yh i agree with Diane,the order she has given you would mae more sense!
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Hi Cory!

You've obviously put in a lot of work into your site. You provide valuable information and overall presents in a clear and generally pleasing way. I do have a few suggestions but please remember that these are only suggestions. =)

1. I agree with the above comments that re-ordering your menu would help with the general flow of your site. However, I would re-order it like this:
~ Home
~ About Us
* Product Catalog * interchangeable
* Facts and Tips
~ NFPA
~ Privacy Policy
~ Contact Us

2. I would encourage you to add some white space between the search box and the content below. You can do this by dragging a text box over and then hit enter a couple of times. I would do this on all your pages.. not just the homepage.

3. Please take a look at my screenshot for my comments:


4. Product Page
a. I noticed that your pictures are very pixelated. The reason this occurs is because you're enlarging the picture. For example, one image you have is actually 79px × 200px but you've scaled it to 200px × 506px. This result in producing an image that is quite blurry. I suggest either using the true image size of 79x200 or else get your original images and if they're larger than 200x506, then you can resize them down to the desired size you want and upload them to your file manager.

b. Your product page is a bit long. I would suggest putting an anchor tag at the bottom of your page which allows your visitors to click on a link that says something like "return to top". Here's a great tutorial on how to accomplish this: http://tipsandtricks.synthasite.com/A...

5. Contact Page
a. I would encourage you to either embed your contact form at the bottom of the page or have the link open up to a new page. To have the link open up to a new page, you need to add a target="_blank". So, this is what it would look like: <a href="http://firesafetyenterprises.wufoo.co...; target="_blank">Click Here to fill out our support form instead of using email</a>

b. Again, I would separate the line that says "Click Here to fill out our support form instead of using email" from the buttons above by adding some white space.

6. Policy Page
I would either add more space between each bulleted point and/or add some color to your bolded text. This will aid in reading your policy page a bit better. It's too hard to read when there's so much text. That's why I keep encouraging the use of white space. =)

7. Fire Safety Facts & Tips
Again.. I know I keep harping on this.. but I would create some white space between the first two columns. This can be accomplished by dragging over a 2 column widget from "content" on the right-hand side, then drag another 2 column widget over and place inside one of the columns. Now you'll have 3 columns. Place the information found on your left-hand side, into the left-hand column. Then, leave the middle column blank. Then, on the right-hand column, paste in the information found in the middle of your site. You can drag the middle green bars to make your columns wider or narrower.

I hope that you have found these comments helpful. If you need further clarification on anything, please do ask and I'll be happy to help out.
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Thank you for some of the imput here, i will start to make some of the changes tomorrow :) will leave thread open for a few more days to see if there is any other imput out there. Thanks Again
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Cory

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Ok, ty again for the imput, i started to make some changes, dont get much time online at the moment as i use panera breads wifi lol. Anyways, made some changes to the pages and will keep on making the changes. The white spaces do help out a lot and my next project is the product page. Thank you for the anchors tips page as that will help with a lot of what i need and want to do with content additions to make navigation easier!
Thanks Again
Cory
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You're very welcome Cory. Please feel free to ask to further questions if needed. =)