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Old 19th March 2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'd like to introduce myself, having just joined today. My wife and I own a custom stained glass design studio and I've been working hard lately to learn as much as possible about what we can do to get the word out we exist. We've been in business a little over a year. It looks like there's a lot of good information here, and I look forward to participating and getting to know you all better!

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Old 20th March 2007, 07:20 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Jon!

I love your site, but that reverse type is going to severly hurt your conversion ratio.

It's extremely difficult on the eyes.

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Old 20th March 2007, 11:27 AM   #4
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Hey There Jon!

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Welcome aboard

I understand Dale's comments about the site being black, with white type ... many do find it difficult typically ... but I wasn't turned off by it and thought the darker design worked well with presenting the artwork. Overall I like your site and my only two cents might be to incorporate the customer testimonials on various pages of the website - I did find them, but think it would help reinforce your testimonials if they were on the various pages as I viewed your products/service I like your company name and its meaning a lot. Good work!

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Old 20th March 2007, 10:21 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for the greetings, and thank you Dale and Logan for the comments. I appreciate your critique of the reverse text, Dale. As Logan picked up on, it was done intentionally to emphasize the artwork over the text. That doesn't mean it was the best thing to have done, just why I chose to do so. Distributing the testimonials is an interesting suggestion, Logan ... I'll look the site over with that in mind to see how that could fit in.

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Old 21st March 2007, 04:43 AM   #8
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Jon, I understand precisely why you decided on a black background, and it works beautifully for the desired effect.

However, you CAN have the best of both worlds.

Why not have a white or lighter colored background where the text appears?

Use black text off course.

Just a suggestion to improve readability issues.

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Old 23rd March 2007, 02:10 PM   #9
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Thanks - I'm going to experiment with different background and text colors to see if there is a better compromise of the two (style/readability) concerns.

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