Look At My Website Please...

Business By silverdragon997 Updated 29 Nov 2010 , 2:14am by silverdragon997

silverdragon997 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 7:58am
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Hi CCers,

Would you all be so kind as to take a look at my website and tell me what you think? I had a friend look it over for typos and that kind of thing, but I'd love to have some fellow cakers opinions. I'm in the process of getting my business all set up, and I make the site myself.

http://www.crazycakesla.com/home.html/

Thanks!

49 replies
Bluehue Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 8:18am
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A very *clean and neat* website - easy to read - easy to find ones way around.

All the best

Bluehue.

Frecklysmom Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 9:12am
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I really like your website. I think the servings per cake size and pricing is a great idea. I think your customers will find it helpful as well!

Kiddiekakes Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 2:54pm
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Nice website..Color combination is different but it works..Easy to navigate.To the point.More picture though as you get them!Good Luck!!

Adevag Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 3:19pm
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I like it too.
On your FAQ I think you have added an extra word. English is not my first language, so I might be wrong. But I would think that your question "Do you do ship your cakes?" Should be "Do you ship your cakes?"
Also, but it's a minor thing, on your last question in your FAQ, your answer is "No, I do only custom cakes..." I would have written "No, I only do (or make/create) custom cakes..."

Hope this will help you!

costumeczar Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 3:21pm
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I personally like it for three reasons: The text on the home page will make it more Search Engine- friendly, you actually did put a title on it that's read at the top of the tab (a lot of sites don't have that and they should), and it's easy to navigate.

I have one questions...Unless I'm missing something, I don't see any keywords in the code on your pages. There's debate about whether keywords even get picked up by search engines anymore, but they can't hurt. Is there a way that you can add some to your page? That would probably give you a better chance of having your site found by google etc.

snocilla Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 3:27pm
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Very nice! One quick fix... On the Custom Cakes page, it says "For more information on
pricing, please click here," but there is no link to click on.

traci_doodle Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 3:48pm
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I agree with the previous post about wording correction, and I have one more to add. On your home page, it reads, "We use the highest quality ingredients to produce baked goods with that taste as good as
they look." I think the "with" after baked goods is confusing and should be left out.

mareg Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 4:08pm
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I like the site. A few bugs to work out still. On your contact page ther us no form to fill out to contact you.

nannykaren Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 4:17pm
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On the Contact Page, requesting is misspelled (requestioning)

FAQ Page - "I'll need to know when you schedule your tasting" might read better as "When scheduling your tasting, please advise me which flavors........"

"to risk of cross-contamination" might be "the risk of cross-contamination"

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 4:39pm
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I love your testimonials with a photo of the actual cake. Nice touch! icon_smile.gif

AmandaLP Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 6:16pm
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It would be best to have the FAQ link on the front page.

And, it might be a stylistic thing, but I would either try to reword the FAQ page to be more "yes" answers, or include more questions that you can answer positively. Such as: "Do you ship your cakes?" the answer could be "All of our cakes are made fresh, and are delicate, so we cannot ship cakes at this time. We can ship our cookies and cake balls."

Or the "Do you have a retail store" could be asked as "how can I get your cakes?" The latter can be answered with more detail, without the "no" up front.

lyndim Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 6:28pm
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Great job, easy to use, beautiful pictures, good luck!

silverdragon997 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 6:29pm
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Thanks so much for all the tips and suggestions (and noticing the typo's!).

CWR41 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 6:45pm
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Besides the previously mentioned, here are some changes you could consider:

Each of our custom cakes is unique
Each of our custom cakes are unique

Black Forest (description doesn't end with a period like all others.)

S'mores ~ Chocolate cake filled with marshmallow crème & chocolate
ganache and graham cracker crumbs.
(needs comma(s); if it's filled with all three listed--use a comma after each, if it's filled with marshmallow crème only and coated with chocolate ganache and graham cracker crumbs it could read "...marshmallow crème, with chocolate ganache and graham cracker crumbs.")

Turtle ~ Moist chocolate cake filled chocolate fudge,
Turtle ~ Moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate fudge,

Peanut Butter and Jelly ~ Moist peanut butter cake filled peanut butter
Peanut Butter and Jelly ~ Moist peanut butter cake filled with peanut butter

...how many servings a single tier cake
...how many servings a single-tier cake

will serve, based on 4" tall x 2" wide x 1" deep.
will serve, based on 4" tall x 1" wide x 2" deep.
(sliced 2" deep--if 1" deep, the outer servings are all icing and no cake!)

Because the photos aren't all custom shapes (rounds and cupcakes):
...specializes in custom shaped cakes for every special occasion.
...specializes in custom, and shaped cakes for every special occasion.
(or)...specializes in custom/shaped cakes for every special occasion.
(/ = and/or)

Custom cakes start at $3.50 per serving, with a $100.00 minimum.
(might consider adding pricing for custom-carved cakes if different, or rewording line to include shaped cakes if the same. example: "Custom/shaped cakes start at $...".)

Mini's: minimum order - 3 dozen mini's,
Minis: minimum order - 3 dozen minis, (plural, not possessive.)

Black and White Chocolate cupcake frosted with vanilla buttercream
Black and White Chocolate cupcake frosted with vanilla buttercream.
(to be consistant with all others ending with a period.)

Orange You Glad
Orange You Glad

Smore's
S'mores

Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate sprinkles.
Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle, and chocolate sprinkles.
(comma after each item on your list.)

Banana Split Vanilla cupcake topped with whipped cream, caramel & chocolate drizzle, sprinkles & a cherry.
Banana Split Vanilla cupcake topped with whipped cream, caramel & chocolate drizzle, sprinkles, and a cherry.

Mini Bundt Cakes (I'd add "cake" after "Bundt" and before "drizzled" on all six flavors. example: "Vanilla mini Bundt cake drizzled with...".)
Testimonials
the coolest looking cakes ever!
the coolest-looking cakes ever!

allergy free baking
allergy-free baking

want to risk of cross-contamination.
want the risk of cross-contamination.
(or) want to risk cross-contamination.

I do all of my baking at a licensed shared commercial kitchen.
(should clarify that decorating and customer pick ups are also at the commercial location since the "baking only" part isn't what's required. example: "All food products are prepared, start to finish, in a licensed shared commercial kitchen. Your finished order doesn't leave this controlled environment until delivery (if chosen) or your prearranged pick up.")

Good luck!

traci_doodle Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 6:46pm
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Good luck wit everything!

silverdragon997 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 6:58pm
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CWR41,

Wow, you have a great eye! Thank you so much for all the suggestions!

sweetreasures Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 7:33pm
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On the home page you have "home" listed under cupcakes and then when I went to click on cupcakes I saw that you also have it listed above cupcakes. Both home - above cupcakes and FAQS are not visible unless you happen to cursor over them. I would make them both visible. I would remove the HOME under cupcakes and lastly I would change the white tab for FAQS under testimonials the same color as the tab for HOME above the cupcakes.

costumeczar Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 7:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Besides the previously mentioned, here are some changes you could consider:

Each of our custom cakes is unique
Each of our custom cakes are unique

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The first one is actually correct, because "is" refers to "each", not "cakes." The picky proofreader in me noticed this, but it looks like you're also in that club, so we should hang out icon_wink.gif

sweetreasures Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 7:43pm
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Discovered something else when I went back to click on the menu tabs and check out your flavors and fillings. They are mixed up. Cupcakes takes me to flavors and fillings, custom cakes links to the cupcakes page, contact/ordering links to cookies etc.

silverdragon997 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 7:44pm
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I'm trying to fix the weird mix-up on the home page now. It just did that when I added the FAQ link to it. Weird. Not sure why it did that!

CWR41 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 7:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

The first one is actually correct, because "is" refers to "each", not "cakes." The picky proofreader in me noticed this, but it looks like you're also in that club, so we should hang out icon_wink.gif




thumbs_up.gif If it was worded "Each cake is unique", yes, but when using plural any way you switch it up is still with "are", like for example:
Each of our cakes are unique,
Each one of our cakes are unique,
Each and every one of our cakes are unique,
Our custom cakes are unique.
I can't think of any way to use plural "cakes" with "is".

costumeczar Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 8:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

The first one is actually correct, because "is" refers to "each", not "cakes." The picky proofreader in me noticed this, but it looks like you're also in that club, so we should hang out icon_wink.gif



thumbs_up.gif If it was worded "Each cake is unique", yes, but when using plural any way you switch it up is still with "are", like for example:
Each of our cakes are unique,
Each one of our cakes are unique,
Each and every one of our cakes are unique,
Our custom cakes are unique.
I can't think of any way to use plural "cakes" with "is".




Ah ha! I'll argue this one with you, since the subject would be "each", not cakes. See rule #8 here http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp

My husband and I have grammar and spelling arguments all the time, so this feels very familiar. icon_lol.gif

silverdragon997 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 8:06pm
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Actually, it is correct at "each of our cakes is unique", because the "is" refers to "each". "Each" is the subject of the sentence, and is singular. "Each" is singular, therefore the verb must be singular as well. The "of our cakes" part is simply a description of what the "each" is referring to.

And that's about all I remember from my English classes from way back when!

Thanks again everyone! Please keep them coming if you notice anything else!

CWR41 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 1:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

Ah ha! I'll argue this one with you, since the subject would be "each", not cakes. See rule #8 here http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp
My husband and I have grammar and spelling arguments all the time, so this feels very familiar. icon_lol.gif




Ah, rule #8... I get it--singular "each", even though it doesn't look right or sound right, you are correct (a few poor examples on my part too!) I probably would have worded it "All of our cakes are unique" or similar. I appreciate the grammar update--don't want to sound like I was raised by my hillbilly parents!

costumeczar Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

Ah ha! I'll argue this one with you, since the subject would be "each", not cakes. See rule #8 here http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp
My husband and I have grammar and spelling arguments all the time, so this feels very familiar. icon_lol.gif



Ah, rule #8... I get it--singular "each", even though it doesn't look right or sound right, you are correct (a few poor examples on my part too!) I probably would have worded it "All of our cakes are unique" or similar. I appreciate the grammar update--don't want to sound like I was raised by my hillbilly parents!




Don't sweat it. I'm comma crazy and use way too many, and in the wrong places. We all have our grammatical lapses. icon_lol.gif

DSmo Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 1:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate sprinkles.
Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle, and chocolate sprinkles.
(comma after each item on your list.)




CWR41, Very thorough, proofing! However, I disagree with this one. That is an archaic rule. The standard (in journalism and advertising, anyway) is no comma before the last item in the list. It should read:

Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate sprinkles.

Silverdragon, Very nice site. Congrats. thumbs_up.gif

costumeczar Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DSmo

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate sprinkles.
Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle, and chocolate sprinkles.
(comma after each item on your list.)



CWR41, Very thorough, proofing! However, I disagree with this one. That is an archaic rule. The standard (in journalism and advertising, anyway) is no comma before the last item in the list. It should read:

Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate sprinkles.


Silverdragon, Very nice site. Congrats. thumbs_up.gif




Being comma crazy, I vote with CWR41 on this one. I thought that either way was okay, and it just depends on how you want to do it. I'll take your word for it that no comma is the standard if you say so, but I don't have to like it! Commas forever! icon_biggrin.gif

shalini1 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:16pm
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Don't know if this was touched upon as I just quickly skimmed through the messages, but under the CUPCAKES heading, it has "Mini's".

This word shouldn't have an apostrophe - it should read as "minis" HTH (still looking - but awesome so far icon_smile.gif)

CWR41 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DSmo

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate sprinkles.
Death by Chocolate Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache drizzle, and chocolate sprinkles.
(comma after each item on your list.)



CWR41, Very thorough, proofing! However, I disagree with this one. That is an archaic rule. The standard (in journalism and advertising, anyway) is no comma before the last item in the list.




Perhaps the standard for journalism and advertising, but not for business and legal. Archaic/optional or not, it's best to be in the habit of using "comma and" to remove any confusion or doubt to what the author intended to convey.

Regarding comma and; to be used when three or more items are listed in a series. Place a comma before the and preceding the last item. (Although this is optional today, it should be added for business and legal reasons.)
As an example, think of it this way: If you were disarming a device and the instructions say to cut the orange, yellow, black and red wires, it means there are three wires to cut because black and red would most likely refer to one wire that is a combination of both colors. If the instructions said to cut the orange, yellow, black, and red wires, it means there are four wires.

In another example: If my last will and testament states that my estate is to be divided equally between the children of my marriage, John, Mary and Ruth, John would receive 50%, and Mary and Ruth would share 50%, not only because the extra comma was omitted, but also because of the keyword between meaning two. If this wasnt my intended wish, I should have written ...divided equally amongst the children of the marriage, John, Mary, and Ruth, so that they all receive one third of my estate. (Okay, maybe this is a poor example, but it conveys the importance of using comma and for business and legal reasons!)

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