My New Website

sheritex

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such a nice website Rick....I am very impressed...when i get to be one of the big boys (or girls)....hope to have something like this site.....very informative....congratualations on such a nice job
Sherry
 

Kevin Colbert

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Nice job. I'm sure anyone checking it out would be willing to take the next step.

There is an interesting thing called meta that can direct search engines to find your site.
I don’t really understand it, but it has something to do with keywords you put in the header of your pages. When the site is set up with the meta data correctly, search engines find your site based on key words you have placed there. For example, “Custom framing Cincinnati”

Here is a good site that might help you get some search engine replies. I followed the instructions from this site, and found it works. Before, I could never get my site to come up when I typed in key words or even my company name. Now when I type in “Colbert Custom” or “custom framing Naperville” in google or yahoo, my site is one of the ones listed.

http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp
 

wally pasbrig

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Wonderful home page! I love the "bitterness/sweetness quote that you used.
In particular, the way folks can take a closer look at corners and design features, sure helps one see the quality of the job. One of the best home pages I have seen for framers.
 

Bill Henry-

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Very nicely done, Rick!

The pages were easily accessible and flowed well.

One thing I missed, though, is an e-mail contact link. You might want to include one should folks want to ask questions or to be placed on a mailing list.

Good job!
 

Rozmataz

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Rick -

That is one nice website!

WOW! (Isn't that one of the favorite words a framer can hear!?)

I like the use of text, graphics, information and quotes!

It must have taken some time to put it together.

Roz
 

Framing Goddess

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First rate photos, nice crisp graphics, easy to navigate, exciting, unusual designs, very stylish overall.

The photo restoration was impressive.

The photos loaded a bit slow on my dialup, but only worth a minor mention.

Good job, Rick!

edie the attaboy goddess
 

Rick Granick

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Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. I am excited about the new site. I think my designer, David Walker, did a great job on it. I tried to do it myself a couple of years ago, but found you need to know way more than I did to have it look good on the web, not just on your own computer. I had my basic structure and wording from that attempt, as well as a number of photos. I gave these to David and he applied his artistic (he's a world-known quilt artist who shows and teaches extensively) and computer skills to get it all together.
Now I have to get the word out about the site. I'm going to feature, then incorporate generally, the site address in my advertising, and probably do a mailing too.
I've got scads of expensively-printed business cards without the web address on them, so I was thinking of having a rubber stamp made of the web address, and stamping it on the cards in some fun color. Eventually, I'll have new cards done with the address incorporated, of course.
David included some meta tags in the code to get me noticed by search engines, and registered the site with Google. Of course, I'll be talking about it to anyone I meet as well.
Anyone have any other suggestions for publicising the new site?

Thanks again.
:cool: Rick
 

Emibub

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Looks really great Rick. I love the colors and it does seem really user friendly. I especially liked the "Frameworks" in blue with the row of chevrons underlining it. Very fancy!
 

Bill Taylor

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Very, very nice Rick. I'm still tweaking mine.
Check out theframemakers.com
Bill
 
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