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  • Motorider

    Thank you for the CSS help with my Lightbox, it looks much better (like it used to). I've visited your site & really like the way you offer live support. I don't think my site needs much more work, but I'll be in touch with you about cleaning up some of my old CSS when I get back home in a couple of weeks. Would be interested in hearing if you see other areas it could be improved though.
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    • The Mechanic
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      Personally, I would consider using a solid color for the background for most if not all of your site. While the wood background may work for example on the homepage, it does make it a bit busy to focus on the work/text you are trying to display. I would also make the side bar full height of the page.

      I would consider adding a larger margin around the gallery area (right hand side of the page) also between title and images to help show off the images best, possibly using a logo with a transparent background to remove the white box look (it just looks like an afterthought to drop it in the sidebar like that), adjust the side bar color to best show off the logo in contrasting colors, center the bottom rectangle logo (old fashioned values...), again this would be more noticeable on an solid contrasting background vs the wood .

      I would better stylize the whole testimonials area to more or less wrap each testimonial and its contents into a more flowing groupset. I would lose the bubble people clip art form the top of the section header.

      I would also do the same kind of stylizing on the about us page to break up the page, and get it into small digestible bits of information. Less is more, honestly, i dint read the whole page there is too much there in long groups. People scan your site, you have about 30 seconds of their attention or less to soak up the information on a page in text. Again, the wood background is distracting to reading all that text.

      I hope you don't take any of this the wrong way, its just too the point and opinion based and I just rambled these out as I went through your site. By the way the wood work looks great, I dabble here and there in building fun projects. https://themechanic.smugmug.com/Other/Cedar-Bed/ . I know I threw a lot out there, but It is what I think would make your site look the best and offer the best client retention.
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