Get Paid to Participate - up to $1 per post!     Twitter     Facebook     Google+
Hosting Discussion
 

forgot password?



Reply


Old
  Post #1 (permalink)   06-25-2010, 12:39 PM
HD Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 144
Send a message via Yahoo to JerryM

Status: JerryM is offline
Hello everyone,

So, back in Jan. or Feb. I asked you guys to review value-hostingz.com and you quickly noticed that it was a "free template". Since that time, I'm STILL waiting for two different people to provide the designs they said they would do... I've decided to TRY and do it myself.

I ask that you please review http://www.value-hostingz.com/new/index.html - Please note: this is the first ever free hand site I've tried to build... Also, I only have the index page uploaded right now, as I'm really just looking for opinions on colors and layout right now before I go any further.

Thanks much,
Jerry
__________________
Affordable Hosting | 99.9% Up Time | 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
True 24/7/365 Support with 45 minute response time Guarantee | Shared, Reseller, Shoutcast hosting | VPS and Dedicated
Locations in Chicago, IL | Denever, CO | ZLIN, Czech Republic, EU
 
 
 


Old
  Post #2 (permalink)   06-25-2010, 02:13 PM
HD Management Staff
 
Artashes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 9,813

Status: Artashes is offline
I am afraid to hurt your feelings, Jerry, so I will just recommend you to hear to http://themeforest.net/ and buy yourself a ready to use template which you can modify for content.

As far as trying to build a professional site for business, I'd wait with that while your skill has improved.

Or if you want a unique hosting template designed, head to www.talkfreelance.com and scan the marketplace for affordable coded templates you can use.
 
 
 


Old
  Post #3 (permalink)   06-25-2010, 02:23 PM
HD Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 144
Send a message via Yahoo to JerryM

Status: JerryM is offline
Hello Art,

It's okay, I wasn't expecting a "good" review off the bat

Is the logo usable, atleast?
__________________
Affordable Hosting | 99.9% Up Time | 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
True 24/7/365 Support with 45 minute response time Guarantee | Shared, Reseller, Shoutcast hosting | VPS and Dedicated
Locations in Chicago, IL | Denever, CO | ZLIN, Czech Republic, EU
 
 
 


Old
  Post #4 (permalink)   06-25-2010, 05:49 PM
HD Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 177

Status: cableguy is offline
There were some really nice designs on talkfreelance not too long ago, as Artashes mentioned. However, if you can't afford the 100-200$ price tag, I recommend http://onedollartemplates.com/ where you can get a quality starter-upper that you'll be able to mold (learning in the process some trick or two)
 
 
 


Old
  Post #5 (permalink)   06-25-2010, 07:33 PM
HD Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 40

Status: DKing is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryM View Post
Is the logo usable, atleast?
To be quite honest, it just doesn't look very professional. I'd try using a different font style.

edit: In your code, I'd suggest changing

Code:
<img src="images/site_logo.png" width="500" height="70" alt="">
to

Code:
<img src="images/site_logo.png" width="250" height="70" alt="">
That will improve the way the logo looks on the front page Right now it's being stretched out too much.
 
 
 


Old
  Post #6 (permalink)   06-26-2010, 02:07 AM
HD Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 518
Send a message via ICQ to HostColor Send a message via Skype™ to HostColor

Status: HostColor is offline
Hi JerryM,

Your web address goes to a domain parking. If I was a customer it would be impossible to make me choosing your services once I've already seen this. Work to build credibility!
__________________
HostColor.com - Cloud Infrastructure w/ High Availability - Bare-Metal Dedicated Servers - since 2000
Data Centers: US (near Chicago) & Europe
Network (AS46873): Level 3, Cogent, Hurricane Electric, Retn.net + Midwest Peering
 
 
 


Old
  Post #7 (permalink)   06-26-2010, 10:03 AM
HD Addict
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 237
Send a message via MSN to supportfacility

Status: supportfacility is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryM View Post
Hello everyone,

So, back in Jan. or Feb. I asked you guys to review value-hostingz.com and you quickly noticed that it was a "free template". Since that time, I'm STILL waiting for two different people to provide the designs they said they would do... I've decided to TRY and do it myself.

I ask that you please review http://www.value-hostingz.com/new/index.html - Please note: this is the first ever free hand site I've tried to build... Also, I only have the index page uploaded right now, as I'm really just looking for opinions on colors and layout right now before I go any further.

Thanks much,
Jerry
Logo is too lengthy. This is good try as this is your first design. But it does not look professional.
 
 
 


Old
  Post #8 (permalink)   06-26-2010, 01:54 PM
CSN-UK | Charlie
 
csn-uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Swindon (UK)
Posts: 470
Send a message via MSN to csn-uk

Status: csn-uk is offline
i would start by not lying to your customers :| and id agree with evething said, in that your logo looks inprofessional as does the site and starting again even with a stock template and basic logo design.
Quote:
Value-hosting has over 5 years hosting experience.
__________________
CSN-UK | Shared Hosting | Dedicated | VPS | Custom Packages Avalible On Request | Quality SSL Certificates from COMODO CA
CSN-UK.net | Server Status | Client Area | Live Support
 
 
 


Old
  Post #9 (permalink)   06-26-2010, 02:20 PM
HD Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 144
Send a message via Yahoo to JerryM

Status: JerryM is offline
How is that a lie csn-uk? Do a search on cheap-hostingz.com for when it was FIRST registered.. You'll see it was May 19, 2004 and it WAS mine. Also, see when value-hostingz.com was FIRST registered, It was by me also. You don't know me nor the oother hosting business I've worked for..

Before you call me a liar, do some research.

To the rest of you, thanks for your feedback.

Best regards,
Jerry
__________________
Affordable Hosting | 99.9% Up Time | 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
True 24/7/365 Support with 45 minute response time Guarantee | Shared, Reseller, Shoutcast hosting | VPS and Dedicated
Locations in Chicago, IL | Denever, CO | ZLIN, Czech Republic, EU
 
 
 


Old
  Post #10 (permalink)   06-26-2010, 06:14 PM
HD Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 163

Status: sherwood is offline
First, it's weird because I like the logo. But I agree with the other that it doesn't look very professional. It makes your website look like a cartoon site. I think it's the font. Try different and more "official" fonts.
 
 
 


Old
  Post #11 (permalink)   06-26-2010, 11:28 PM
CSN-UK | Charlie
 
csn-uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Swindon (UK)
Posts: 470
Send a message via MSN to csn-uk

Status: csn-uk is offline
Quote:
How is that a lie csn-uk? Do a search on cheap-hostingz.com for when it was FIRST registered.. You'll see it was May 19, 2004 and it WAS mine. Also, see when value-hostingz.com was FIRST registered, It was by me also. You don't know me nor the oother hosting business I've worked for..

Jerry the wording you have used for your "Value-hosting has over 5 years hosting experience" would indicate the company has 5 years experience, despite not being that old... if you intend to use this state "our staff have .... years experience" this is more accurate and the staff are the important asset as your company maybe 20 years old... however you may not have any of your original staff. None the less rewording will resolve concern for those users will research as I have.

Remember that your site is being view and reviewed by us as both providers and clients, and what a standard client will deduce will be as above, without explanation which onsite isn't provided it can be seen as I stated above.
__________________
CSN-UK | Shared Hosting | Dedicated | VPS | Custom Packages Avalible On Request | Quality SSL Certificates from COMODO CA
CSN-UK.net | Server Status | Client Area | Live Support

Last edited by csn-uk : 06-26-2010 at 11:31 PM.
 
 
 


Old
  Post #12 (permalink)   06-27-2010, 06:35 AM
HD Master
 
Zagor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 366

Status: Zagor is offline
First I want to congratulate on your effort for building your first site. I know it's not easy and you still have to learn but just don't give up and you'll be proficient at it soon.

The site looks like others have said, still unprofessional...
 
 
 


Old
  Post #13 (permalink)   06-27-2010, 12:08 PM
HD Community Advisor
 
SenseiSteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 4,975
Send a message via MSN to SenseiSteve

Status: SenseiSteve is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artashes View Post
I am afraid to hurt your feelings, Jerry, so I will just recommend you to hear to http://themeforest.net/ and buy yourself a ready to use template which you can modify for content.

As far as trying to build a professional site for business, I'd wait with that while your skill has improved.

Or if you want a unique hosting template designed, head to www.talkfreelance.com and scan the marketplace for affordable coded templates you can use.
Sorry Jerry, but I have to agree with Artashes.
__________________
ProlimeHost- Dedicated Server Hosting & KVM SSD VPS
Three Datacenter Locations: Los Angeles, Denver & Singapore
SuperMicro Hardware | Multiple Bandwidth Providers | 24/7 On Site Engineers
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

New Post New Post   Old Post Old Post
Posting Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Sponsored By: