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post #1 of 20
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Alright, I just stayed up all night to update our website for the new year. The primary pages focused on was our pricing and flavors page as well as an added a consultation page. I spell checked everything, but I would like to know how everything sounds as far as my tone and how easy it is to navigate the site with the flow of the two page updates. If there is anything that can make something flow better just let me know. If anyone fills out any forms for testing, be sure to let us know your are from cake central in one of the boxes.

The link is in my www below

Thank you all in advance for your help icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 20
Your website looks and sounds great. Very easy to understand and navigate.
You do absolutely amazing work! thumbs_up.gif
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Dreme

Alright, I just stayed up all night to update our website for the new year. The primary pages focused on was our pricing and flavors page as well as an added a consultation page. I spell checked everything, but I would like to know how everything sounds as far as my tone and how easy it is to navigate the site with the flow of the two page updates. If there is anything that can make something flow better just let me know. If anyone fills out any forms for testing, be sure to let us know your are from cake central in one of the boxes.

The link is in my www below

Thank you all in advance for your help icon_smile.gif



Hi I like the website, it flows well, it's clean and straightforward and easy to navigate which I like ona website - it's hard going when there is too much on the first page with text etc. Colours are also really good on the eye and I like the combo.

Just one pointer - under "cupcake wrappers" there is a typo on the word "available" you may want to correct - HTH
p.s. your cakes are great too I love the hand painting I want to give that a go soon! icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 20
Great website and beautiful cakes!
post #5 of 20
Sorry, but I am not seeing a website address, other than facebook and Twitter sites.

If you would send out the website address, be happy to go all thru it.

Beth & Andrew
Cake Artists

Visit our Site:
www.AllOccasionCakesBakery.com
Or email us directly:
BeautifulCakes@AllOccasionCakesBakery.com

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Visit our Site:
www.AllOccasionCakesBakery.com
Or email us directly:
BeautifulCakes@AllOccasionCakesBakery.com

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post #6 of 20
Beautiful site and cakes!!!! Loved it all, but there is one other typo I saw. In your 'consultation' tab along the side in the 'Tasting Dates' section it reads" To secure a tasting date we will give you (a) call to discuss the next available day and time." with the (a) not there. Again, a beautiful site. icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes

Sorry, but I am not seeing a website address, other than facebook and Twitter sites.

If you would send out the website address, be happy to go all thru it.

Beth & Andrew
Cake Artists



It is the button that says "www" below her post.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Vista

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Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes

Sorry, but I am not seeing a website address, other than facebook and Twitter sites.

If you would send out the website address, be happy to go all thru it.

Beth & Andrew
Cake Artists



It is the button that says "www" below her post.



I dont see it either. All I see is a link to FB and twitter.
post #9 of 20
Love the website! It is set up really well, easy to navigate, and visually appealing in the set-up and flow. Plus, your cakes area GORGEOUS!! I just "liked" you on facebook!
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by ReneeFLL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vista

Quote:
Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes

Sorry, but I am not seeing a website address, other than facebook and Twitter sites.

If you would send out the website address, be happy to go all thru it.

Beth & Andrew
Cake Artists



It is the button that says "www" below her post.



I dont see it either. All I see is a link to FB and twitter.



Under the links to Facebook and Twitter, there are buttons (CC buttons) that say Profile, PM, Email, WWW.

Click on the WWW button.
post #11 of 20
Ok, finally figured it out.

www.dremecakeartistry.com

I had to go thru the FB page searching for it. Would have been so much easier to type your domain name in your post.

I am giving my feedback to help you, not to harm your site. I am merely suggesting to you things that I have experience with in website and database design.

Now for your site:

The content is not centering in any browser. I have used over 15 different browsers and it is not set to center.

The size of the actual pictures need to be smaller. The twp pictures on the page named "Home" are over 1Mb combined. The entire site should not be that large. Beautiful cakes in the pictures, but the file size needs to be as small as possible without losing quality. I worked with one picture and was able to get the file size from 668Kb to 34Kb, without loosing any physical size, or quality in pixels. Remember, some folks are still on analog modems. That page would take a few minutes to download.

The form allows for entries that should never, ever be allowed. I was able to submit totally bogus data, such as a name with numbers included.

I was able to submit harmful database queries

I was able to enter and submit US area codes that do not exist.

I strongly suggest that you separate and use two distinct form fields for first and last name. How will you ever query the database to find someone. You can never be certain that a human will type their names in any order. Especially for names like "Bobbi James". How will you know what is the first name and what one is the last name? Could be rather awkward when calling.

Not find of placing the "at" symbol in the form field.

The tab order is not correct on the Consultations Page form. No one can tab to the next form field in order.

The Date entry form field on Consultations page will allow any any date format. I would use a calendar that flies open, or use drop down lists for each part of the date. Type in only the date, not the day of the week. That can easily be figured by using the date.

I can also enter a date that has already past. This should not be allowed.

I could not list a suite number in the "Event Location". There is no form field for this data

I was able to list the same letter multiple time in the text field.

I was able to list a price that is just totally absurd. I think I typed in something $3.00. I then was able to type in the "Number Of Guests" form field, I submitted something like 75 trillion



These are things that the form should never allow. If you do not code for things like this, your data will be so very messed up and you will waste many hours trying to sift thru what is valid and what is not.

I have designed many hundreds of websites, and most of them use forms. I allow only data that I expect.

You stated that you worked on updating the site. Would it not be easier for you to update the database and tell the database when to show this data, as opposed to updating a static site? I am not trying to drum up website or database development work, I have plenty of that. I am only suggesting more simple ways or running your business online.

We are also trying to build our cake business, and we use our website to help with that. You are excellent at designing cakes, and I am sure that we would learn a lot from you. I am only sharing my website development experience with you. It would be awful for you if you lost all your data that you have collected thru your website. But I was able to send bad commands to your database.

Beth & Andrew
Cake Artists

Visit our Site:
www.AllOccasionCakesBakery.com
Or email us directly:
BeautifulCakes@AllOccasionCakesBakery.com

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Visit our Site:
www.AllOccasionCakesBakery.com
Or email us directly:
BeautifulCakes@AllOccasionCakesBakery.com

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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes

Ok, finally figured it out.

www.dremecakeartistry.com

I had to go thru the FB page searching for it. Would have been so much easier to type your domain name in your post.




She didn't have to type the domain name. That's why CC has a WWW button. It's a link to your website, when you have one or want to link one to your profile.
post #13 of 20
I am now laughing at myself. I did not even see that button.

Thank you for pointing that out. I will use mine now as well.

I appreciate you showing all of us that button.

Beth & Andrew
Cake Artists

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Visit our Site:
www.AllOccasionCakesBakery.com
Or email us directly:
BeautifulCakes@AllOccasionCakesBakery.com

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Visit our Site:
www.AllOccasionCakesBakery.com
Or email us directly:
BeautifulCakes@AllOccasionCakesBakery.com

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post #14 of 20
Great site!

I agree with the above feedback that the site needs to be centered for all window sizes (right now it is set for a fixed width). You may also want to test it on a mobile device to see how it looks.

It looks like the front page is essentially a blog...having a blog on your business is not necessarily a bad thing, but I recommend changing the home page to be a more concise summary of your business, including contact information, competitive advantages, specialties, and pictures of your very best work. The blog can be relocated to a different page.

I don't think you have to worry too much about validating form data unless you are getting a high volume of inquiries.
post #15 of 20
I noticed the blog-ish design too. It's different, but not in a bad way.

Your logo and site are very pretty. Your decorating is the bomb.

I agree about changing it to a variable width. That would make it more readable from a consumer standpoint.

Annie
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