I'm Joining The Fray! Here's My Website!

Business By littlelucy30 Updated 8 Feb 2010 , 8:51pm by littlelucy30

littlelucy30 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:19pm
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I don't have a lot of pics up yet. I'm working on that. Please critique page setup and the information I'm supplying and grammar/spelling of course. Thanks!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:29pm
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I like the colors alot but the yellow panel with Home,About us etc is very difficult to see.You can't see the white letters very well...I like the drop down menus for each request.I think your cupcakes and cookies are priced a little low at $1.00 each and $15.00 a dozen but you know your market area best..I would at least charge $2.00 each for cupcakes and alot more per dozen for cookies....They are alot of work!! The major cupcake companies charge $3-$4.00 each.Don't under estimate what your time is worth...Great site!!

cakedout Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 3:36pm
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I agree about the yellow panel- it's hard to read. I would suggest changing the font color to black.

On your price info page: It may be personal preference, but I'm a fan of one item/info per line (or bulleted) as opposed to sentence style. As a customer, it's easier to read and to find the information I'm looking for.

Everything sounds yummy! Maybe when the ICES convention is in town next year I'll have to come look you up! icon_smile.gif

snarkybaker Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 4:02pm
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The first thing I notice is that Vista Print template that is REALLY over used. It makes your website look like every other website. The other thing I notice is that there is no MARKETING on your page. I don't see one single reason that I should order from you instead of going to Whole Foods and getting cake.

littlelucy30 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 5:56pm
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I may change the color scheme and see if that helps the banner become easier to read. I don't like it either that you can barely see the headings.
I thought a lot about going with VistaPrint and now I wish I had gone somewhere else because I do see that template alot.

Once I really get started, I will most likely change my pricing, basically I just entered those prices to have something to put on there.

Snarky, do you have any recommendations as far as marketing? I'm not really sure what I should do.

Thanks for all of your input!

vtcake Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:02am
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"based on an old concept that is fueled by a basic need"---explain what the concept is and what the basic need is.

Also, on the flavors page, there is an 'a' when it should be 'are'.

good job!

jenise11 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:42pm
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I think its a nice site. I agree with the yellow background and maybe using blk for your font color. Putting a price there just to see, to see what? How it look? You are underpricing yourself. Overall I think it is nice. Just my 2 cents.

indydebi Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:01pm
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"PLease fill out the form below to be added to our customer list".

Why would I want to be added to you list? Do you send a newsletter? Will I get coupons? Special discounts? Answer the question "What's in it for me?" to get folks to sign up. As it is now, I wouldn't sign up for fear of just getting junk emails from you. Convince me WHY it's good for me to sign up.


I wouldn't put the order form on the front page. Can you set that up on it's own page? Folks haven't really had a chance to browse the site to send an inquiry in, if they just hit the front page.

Also, is this form really sufficient for you to do a quote? I dont' know if you charge extra for "every little thing" or not, but cake civilians will not know how to detail out what they want in a cake so you can quote it, if that's how you price. If they form wont' give you want you need to do the quote, then I'd rather you delete the form rather than have one that's insufficient for what you need.
Pricing page indicates "specialty" flavors are extra, but your order form or list of flavors doesn't tell the customer which ones are "specialty". Agree that a list or bulleted is easier for the customer to read.
Contact Us info that is on the "about us" page should be (or should also be) on the "contact us" page .... info like address, phone, email. If I want to contact a business, I go to the "contact us" page and not the "about us" page to find that info.

DaisyP32 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:13pm
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Looks good! I like the color scheme and your cake graphic. I too have been trying to get a site set up. It's overwhelming to someone who's not totally computer literate.
I agree with the others on the white text in the header being hard to see. One suggestion I have is to add some photos to the home page. And maybe when you get more photos added put them in Galleries by category. When I go to cake websites the first thing I want to see is pictures of cakes. If I don't like the pictures I move on to the next site.

Here's a link to one of my favorite sites I visit regularly just to look at her incredible cakes.

Ok, i don't think that actually went in as a link. You may have to copy the address and paste to address bar. Sorry!

indydebi Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:14pm
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daisy, go in and edit your post to remove the "[/url]" from the front of the link and it should show up ok.

DaisyP32 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:29pm
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That worked! Thank you!!!

11cupcakes Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 10:32pm
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I like your colors, but prices are too low.

kiki07 Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 2:22am
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Love the colors, but you misspelled 'field' under fillings. You wrote "Comments Filed". icon_biggrin.gif

littlelucy30 Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 8:51pm
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You guys are so helpful! I've made some changes from your advice and corrected "filed". D'oh! icon_surprised.gif
Unfortunately I can't change the colors in the banner without getting the Advanced Editing package which is $20. I'm thinking about doing that though because it is so darn hard to see the headings.
I had hoped to add some more pics over the weekend but some doofus tried to break into my kitchen over the weekend. I spent most of the day Friday cleaning up broken glass and talking to the police. Luckily, nothing was stolen, we think the alarm scared them off. I'm waiting for the windows to be repaired and then hightail it back over there and get some practice in. I also have 3 orders due in the next 2 weeks so I need to get busy!

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