What can i do to make it look more professional?

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ash

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Connor McCarra, Champion

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HI Ash,

I personally think your sites are fine the way they are. They all look very professional (and I am not lying!). My only considerations are:

1. Add favicons for that finishing touch - Here is a free favicon generator.

2. Don't put a portal or entrance page on Bettina Candles, it would be better just to go straight to the good stuff in my opinion. Also less load time for people with slow connections.

3. If you really want to make your sites more professional you could purchase to remove the Yola footer link. Here is a tutorial how-to.

These are my three considerations for you at the time.

Connor
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Hi ash!

Wowie.. you've been a busy person making all these websites! You've done a really nice job of creating these sites. Here are my comments. =)

Your Gluten Free Candy Shop

1. I love this colorful site! It really lends to your products. I would agree that a favicon would been a really finishing touch for your site.

2. Please look at my screenshot for my comments regarding your homepage:

3. I would encourage you to place a menu on all your pages. This allows for easier navigation.

4. I really like your "welcome to the gluten free candy shop" image. Since you have this, I feel it's probably redundant to say underneath "Welcome to the Gluten free candy shop". I would just start your paragraph with the next sentence - "We offer an outstanding...."

5. Your page is a little long. I would encourage you to place an anchor tag at the bottom of the page so that your visitors can simply click on a link that says something like "return to top". Here's an excellent tutorial on how to accomplish this: http://tipsandtricks.synthasite.com/A...

6. On your all your pages, except for the home page, I wonder if it would be better if you altered your image slightly so that it simply says "The gluten free candy shop" and then place this at the bottom of your page. You already have a really great banner. So, by placing this image underneath it, it kinda takes away from both images. However, by putting your image at the bottom of the page, then it provides a nice balance i think.

7. On your treat bag page, it might be nice to include a photo of what a sample treat bag may look like.

8. I would move your "contact page" link on your navigation menu as the last link and move up the gift bags. I believe it makes more sense that way as the gift bags seem to group well with the treat bags.

9. I believe that you're still working on the gift bag page and products. When you begin to add more things to that page, again, I would add some images to display your handiwork.
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My comments for your www.livewellbaskets.com

I'm not sure how far along you are in creating this site. I have based my comments simply on what I currently see.

1. Please take a look at my screenshot for comments on your homepage:


2. Advertising Page
- The text seems a little crammed when there is space that could be utilized. I realize that you probably aren't done editing this page. But, just something to keep in mind as you continue your work.

- Move the ads over to the right . Look at screenshot:



3. On your Build Your Own Basket - the image in the bottom right hand corner takes a long time load because the file size is so large. I see that you have scaled it from 2848px × 2136px to 307px × 230px. I would encourage you to resize your image to the true size you want on your site. This would load your picture up much faster. Yola is integrated with Picnik. You can just select your image in your file manager, then click on edit. Then, resize to 307px X 230px. Then, save. Please note that this will save overtop of the original image in your file manager. If you want to keep the original image, then open up Picnik directly by going to www.picnik.com. Upload your image, resize, then save - giving it a different name. Then, upload to your file manager.
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As for your truereadings.com site - everything looks great! Your bettinacandles site appears to still be in the infancy stages. So, I don't think I can really comment on that one yet.

Please feel free to ask me for further clarification if needed. I'm happy to help. =)
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check out www.bettinacandles.yolasite.com/place... let me know what you think...... just dont click on the home/index page i originally had a portal/opening page there..but someone recommended that i remove it so i deleted it and have to move My Online Store to the index.

Let me know what you guys think of the site(so far)!!!
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Hi Ash

Okay... here's my final review of your last site:

1. Look at my screenshot again for my comments on your homepage:


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4. On your Contact Bettina page, I would horizontally center your menu. Also, just add some white space underneath the 3 boxes you have. It just looks a little cramped.

5. Add a favicon.