My First Website. tips? tricks?

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  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys me and my friends just published our first website were looking for any/all advice on design and function of the site.

    http://spraytm.com/

    Take a look and criticize.
    We set it up through webs.com because we don't know html
     
  2. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    It looks nice and clean, good format (as far as I can see). I personally think you should have a banner and a background image.
     
  3. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Were working on a header but I don't think we want a background image its really important to us that the site stays simple and easy to read.
     
  4. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Make the title click to go home.

    Looks simple and easy to use. :)

    Also, it's a good idea to have it validate. Fortunately, the W3 checker points out the errors so you know where to go to correct them.
     
  5. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Reading through the error list I understood nothing :rolleyes:

    Like I said I dont know HTML I just set up the site through webs.

    ps. Anyone have experience/knowledge of the best ways to market a website? (atm looking for an inexspensive method).
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Looks like you're using rapidweaver. Nice app, I use that myself.

    The site looks nice.
     
  8. Melrose macrumors 604

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    There's no getting around the fact that a good percentage of your traffic will come from Google - and higher your ranking the more traffic you'll get. Work on making your site more SEO-friendly - there's always room for improvement.

    Also, build a network - share link with other sites of similar interest, take out a special Twitter account (or, really, just post to your own) and tweet new posts, etc. Get involved with other people who do the same thing, and be active in your special interest 'community.'

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    Mods: Can this be moved to the Web design forum? :)
     
  9. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My bad I didn't know we had a web desighn forum.

    Do you/would you reccomend any of the add sharing programs as a way to generate viewers?
     
  10. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    I def like the "blogger" esque look you got going on.
     
  11. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks we didnt really pic the specific look it just came around because we wanted clarity.
     

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