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tomp
20-04-2004, 03:20 PM
Hello Everyone, Me and some friends have recently set up a Limited Company called Imaedia, Basically its an Web and IT Solutions company.

im just looking for some feedback on the website im developing for the company, so thought id post and see what you thought.

the website is www.imaedia.com, as the sites not open the public at the moment, you can use the following details to view the site:

Username: guest
Password: guest

Please not the sites not finished, and is still in the early stages of development, but i would like to know what people think to the general layout, images etc.

The links on the navigation will not work, apart from the About pages. There may also be spelling mistakes as the sites not finished!

Once the sites open, and we are officially trading as a company, there will be a discount on our services to Livewire members.

Just a side note, We are looking for computer component suppliers so if anyone knows any reliable, reasonably priced suppliers we would appreciate it if you’d post and let us know.

peekaboo
20-04-2004, 03:33 PM
Hi,

Password isnt working for me.

Regards
Brett White

The_JinJ
20-04-2004, 03:38 PM
Nice and clean looking site.....maybe a slight splash of colour needed? Unless your after the totally grey, silver look....
Looks good though :)

tomp
20-04-2004, 03:38 PM
sorry about that, put capital Gs on when its actually just

guest/guest

dave-a
20-04-2004, 03:44 PM
I love the visual design. Very good job.

tomp
20-04-2004, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by The_JinJ
Nice and clean looking site.....maybe a slight splash of colour needed? Unless your after the totally grey, silver look....
Looks good though :)

yea there will be colour on other parts of the site, and possibly a bit more on the main page

Originally posted by dave-a
I love the visual design. Very good job.

thanks alot!, it makes the effort worth while when you get good feedback

kapuni
20-04-2004, 04:42 PM
There are a few typo's on the People page.

"Anthony Atkinson - Managing Director/Compant Secreatary"

With regard to components, if you wish to email me with what you require, I may be able to give you some sample prices. I still run a wholesale component business in addition to my travel company.

The site looks nice. I'll look at it in more detail when you've got it up and running. Keep us up to date and good luck!

tomp
20-04-2004, 04:45 PM
yea i knew about that mistake :)....ive changed it just not uploaded the updated version.....i cant wait ill i get the imaedia cms system finished will make things alot easyer!

as fas as computer components are concerned, we have suppliers, were just allways on the lookout for more, id wouldbe great if you could email me a price list?

Tom@Imaedia.com

Thanks alot

Netcomm UK
20-04-2004, 06:22 PM
Tom,

We specialise in the instatllation of computer network cabling and telephone systems nationwide. We are also in the process of setting up our online shop for cables, networking gear etc.

Please bear us in mind and we will offer trade terms on the shop.

Paul

Yours Faithfully
20-04-2004, 07:23 PM
Hi.. nice looking site - do you need someone to proof read it for you. I have looked at just two pages and have highlighted at least 10 grammatical and typographical errors.

Let me know - would be happy to look it over in more detail - fresh pair of eyes - no charge.

tomp
20-04-2004, 07:24 PM
no thankyou :)...theres 4 of us who will check it, not realy looked at it much realy, just been working on the templates.

Yours Faithfully
20-04-2004, 07:31 PM
OK.. but the offer stands, like I said, no charge.

Good luck

tomp
20-04-2004, 07:37 PM
Thanks alot for the offer, if theres still mistakes after 4 of us check it then we got problems heeh ;), ill get the rest of the site online first heeh

jon_23
21-04-2004, 04:18 PM
nice site, I'd like to talk to you about your buisiness as I'm trying to start a similar one (in a totally differnt city mind)

Jon Pellington
IT communications analyst
(w)0121 600 8874
(m)0781 406 6041

VLAHAKISA
21-04-2004, 06:50 PM
I very much like the design style, my only criticism is the amount of space wasted at the top that is empty and forcing the content to be lower than it could be.

Isn't it going to be hard to squeeze a portfolio into this space of design though???


Regards

Amanda

tomp
21-04-2004, 10:43 PM
There isnt any wasted space, Its a design element, and we didnt have a problem fitting anything into it :)...just needs uploading

Marketeer
22-04-2004, 12:39 PM
One thing I would say is that you need to consider what your copy is not just simply proof-reading it. For instance, why are you telling people about the rigmarole you went through registering the site, leaving the co dormant then relaunching etc? Without wishing to sound nasty, who cares? Only you do.

It is the same with saying who were the original directors etc. Just think, who will enter your website considering whether to employ your services but want to know who the original founders were? Similarly, it just strikes me as strange to see four managing directors as opposed to Sales Director, Director for Development, Project Manager etc etc

I hate to say this but there are a lot of websites out there where you can tell that the copy is influenced by more than a little bit of personal vanity. By all means have some vanity but have it in the business and not yourself. (aimed at everyone not just imaedia!).

History lessons should be left to the large companies that people will be interested in. Who knows, one day it may be worth your while telling people all about your early struggles.
Or take a leaf out of Brett's (marginex) book and get yourself interviewed for the startups website and put a link on a news/press release page.

Copy is so important on a website because more often than not in a crowded market it is the text that captures. Naturally it has to go hand in hand with design and usability (such a word?) but just about anyone can get that sorted using the professionals. The copy needs to capture people, sell and sell well.

E.G. I open up your home page and still don't know hardly anything about you or how you will help me (the customer) until I start navigating. I know you're offering IT services but what is that? Most importantly when saying what you offer, it shouldn't be a list, it should state how it helps the individual/business. Remember, sell the holes not the drill, the sizzle not the sausage etc

Also, you shouldn't be saying what you hope to offer. People wonder why you aren't offering it now. Far better to ask people to contact you if they want to know more about what you can do for them. After all, who wants to know what you may be doing in the future?

As for the layout, I like it, taking into account it isn't finished. It could be a little bolder to ensure people can read it and I wonder whether it meets accessibility criteria (far better qualified people here to say whether or not it does).

Good luck and I hope I've given you food for thought!

VLAHAKISA
22-04-2004, 03:00 PM
I did think of it as a design element - however I believe it would be better is less space was taken up at the top by this design as it's forcing your content down, and content is equally, if not more important, than design.

Regards

Amanda

Marketeer
22-04-2004, 04:19 PM
Hear hear Amanda, good to have a designer realising it aint all about pretty pictures! And that design needs to be sympathetic to the needs of a website.

peekaboo
22-04-2004, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Marketeer
History lessons should be left to the large companies that people will be interested in. Who knows, one day it may be worth your while telling people all about your early struggles.
Or take a leaf out of Brett's (marginex) book and get yourself interviewed for the startups website and put a link on a news/press release page.

Cheers buddy :-)

Regards
Brett White