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CourseFinder Website.

Discussion in 'Site Review' started by James, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. James

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    Hello,

    I am working on a new project for a friend, I did the domain acquisition, helped on design and now assisting with the SEO (still more work to be done)

    Let me know your thoughts on it, and if you see any issues or ideas as we are looking for feedback.

    http://www.coursefinder.com.au/

    Thanks.

    James.
     
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  2. m8e

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    Wow that's a super-nice site James, looks and feels great.

    The only small suggestions I can make are:

    - if the search returns zero results then maybe do a soundex
    e.g. "compter" and "comupter" are equal to "computer" using soundex

    - double check the wording/grammar of all the messages to make them sound smoother
    e.g. one thing I noticed
    - in a "zero results" search for courses, the message is
    "Courses not matched your search or filter criteria."
    which could be improved on slightly to sound more natural.

    Tiny suggestions really. The site is awesome!
     
  3. Ashman

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    Nice site James.

    - I found the "Enquire Now" colourbox popup form needs some CSS work. When I click the button the colourbox is not centred on page correctly and the purple background makes the input text fields difficult to read.

    - You might want to consider providing another sort criteria for geographical location, which would be relevant to "on campus" courses. However, since there are only 4 "on campus" courses currently being offered this might not be an issue.
     
  4. James

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    Thanks for the ideas regarding the search box and geographical location one. I like them both, I will pass these onto the team and see what we can do. Overall happy with how things are moving with the site so far but plenty more work to go to get it where it needs to be.
     
  5. FirstPageResults

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    Looks good James.

    Agree with the enquiry form modal window suggestions. Always half off the screen for me.
     
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    Nice work, looks good
     
  7. findtim

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    nice site ,nice logo,

    the main banner as I always say is to tall, on various computers its 50/50 that the "FIND" field is below the fold and that's not good, maybe just cut 50-100pxs off the height to be sure.

    I had to look twice to see that "enter keywords...." as the font is light, my eye went across the page to "FIND" then I went AHHH, then I went back and went AHHH I get it ! , I would squeeze the input field into the middle as its way to big anyway and place a ENTER button ( or something ) on the left, thus "enter" "entry field" "go find" as you have enough room, the eye would then naturally work left to right.

    green icons: like them but don't love them, but I don't have a better idea right now.

    doggy tongue field: yep, I can see that working when you get it rotating, good place for featured advertisers I think.

    right side 3pack pick links: nice, would like to see some sort of transition on rollover ( but not needed, maybe stage 2 )

    footer: yep, neat, I can see where you're going here but this bit doesn't work for me, something has to go and I think its the grey line http://screencast.com/t/gWD5JLdDD

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    internal pages: courses by industry : nice layout, nice icons but I don't like I go from pink to yellow sidebar visually, then I end up on a page that has green/pink icon/ yellow sidebar , I think you have gone to far

    your yellow headers drop shadow /top shadow looks funny to me http://screencast.com/t/jkYUxbMWY , (IE11 ) maybe some css work on cross browser.

    listings: neat logos then short listing looks good, enquiry now form doesn't show up in the centre of my browser http://screencast.com/t/rMsuPaSno so I have to scroll ( picky I know )

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    all in all I give it a 9/10, your client should be very happy and I can see how it is designed to be able to grow and expand easily

    I didn't test it on mobile but I see it is responsive.

    tim
     
  8. petermeadit

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    I like it James, great niche. Should be a big hit.

    Only thing I wonder about is will the prospective leads take the time to fill out all the fields on the form?
     
  9. James

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    Good point Peter, the thing with leads is usually you can have less form fields but the lead quality will drop. This is one of those things that will be tested. We have tested a similar thing in the past for a solar client.

    This niche is competitive, probably one of the more competitive areas in Australia.

    Thanks for the Feedback Findtim and others, really great I posted the site up on a few forums, DN Trade by far has the best feedback.
     
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