SITE REVIEW: Detect Security Systems

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You guys know the drill :)

Any feedback, suggestions, comments and critiques should be posted here. It's okay, you can be mean :P
The site is Detect Security Systems and is a local, regional security and alarm systems company.

And since you can't review this part, here's an image:
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4402 ... minsa1.gif
When a user with administrative rights is logged on, those blue boxes encompass all editable parts of the site, so (s)he can just point and type.
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To tell you the truth, the site looks nice and tells what it does.

you have only 1 error because you didn't close an img tag <img src="src.kpg" alt="alt txt" />

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http% ... ne&group=0

I recommend that you fix it :) I prefer valid sites, but it doesn't play around with the layout or anything. Doubt regular users will take notice to that :lol:

About the blue boxes and administrative rights... that looks neat and a great concept... easy CMS right? Or did I misunderstood that thing and what it's for? :lol:

Great job on the site if you worked on it... if you didn't, it sucks :lol: just kidding, even if you didn't work on it, it's still great job to whoever worked on it.
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Yeah it's a CMS. And yeah, it's mine :P
Well, I developed it anyway. I'm not getting any validation errors...and there's nothing even remotely close to src.kpg, so I'm not sure what's going on.
I threw up that temporary email encoding image on there to test it as I was already in the file manager, so you may have just validated at a bad time.
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by src.kpg I mean to say src.jpg and as an example but that is irrelevant as you know that stuff already :). I guess I did validate it at the wrong time :lol: Don't do that to me haha just kidding.

Great stuff neksus, great stuff... anyways, did you do that for a company? Or are you starting your own security company :o?
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For a company :)
My fiance's dad, actually lol
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Oh cool. Very nice :) I compliment on it although I will not be using it :lol:
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Probably not lol.
Like I said, it's regional :)
If you ever move to northern Saskatchewan, though... ;)
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Haha I doubt I'll be going to northern Saskatchewan any time soon :lol:
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Anybody have anything else?
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The site looks great.
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Overall I think the site looks nice and professional.

I do think there are some readability issues with the small gray text over the background with the gray house, though. Maybe darker text or a lighter background image would help?

Also, I thought it was interesting how you used a combination of divs and tables for layout. Wouldn't the code have been a lot simpler using divs only?
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Probably - but I was running into some issues and the overlying table ultimately fixed all the problems. There were some issues with certain areas not being long (height) enough, and some divs started acting weird layout wise once the overflow:auto kicked in - the table allows the graphical layout to stay the same even if the text inside the div gets too big.
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Cool, that makes sense. If it works, it works, right? :)

Anyway, nice job on the site. I think it looks pretty pro.
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Thanks :)
I've been out of the loop on the design side for a while - I was almost done the original draft of this site and decided to scrap it because it well, sucked. That was actually a recurring theme last month - with 3 days left on a 2 month deadline I decided to start over :S
The site should be live in a few days and it will probably end up here, too - it seems to me like it's missing something and the folks here never fail to point those things out ;)
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Hi,
It is a very professional site!!

Congratulations!

A friend from Colombia
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i would suggest change the navigation system from text to images since mostly the site looks really photoshopped.

other then that its clean, simple and easy to navigate.

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Wow.
You're the first person who's ever wanted to dampen results in a search engine on purpose.
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no not at all, depends on how your meta tags are and search strings are you dont need all that just for search engines.

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and if you read the rest of it i said your website was nice dont bitch about a navigation system being changed to images to match your website :P
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lol I wasn't bitching :P
I don't see how changing the links to images would serve any purpose, though. Once you navigate away from the landing everything flows, so why change it?
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I guess its just the orange that throws me off a bit since your site is blue and white i was at first going to say change the hover to a darker color but then i was like well that wont look right, then i said *peach* it just make it images that light up basically have you seen the images that you can scroll over it and it lights up the text in the middle that would be cool ;)

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I've got no problems utilizing a background image, but if the links themselves get changed I'd have to throw in text links somewhere, which would probably clutter the page as there's not much content.
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Ok now that i have time to re-enforce what i was saying okay look below.


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it goes from blue to brown then back to a blue content box below it its a nice fade but the color scheme there needs adjustment, basically yes the site is nice except for that menu it just throw me off, the change from orage and brownish to white and a orange underline yeah thats not right especially with a mostly blue and white website brown is a non-bright color and most of your website is bright so keep it uniform into being bright. basically the orange underscores also does not look right for the navigation system

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Possibly change the brown background to blue, the letters grey #CCC and highlight White #FFF
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also what you can do as for SEO you really dont need alot of text content to pull up search strings its all about the Robot.txt file, the Meta-Tags and also as well the coding in the header file for example check this out.

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<head>
<title>Chicago Music Promotions - Independent - Unsigned - Signed Artist & Djay Promotions Worldwide</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset={$entity_encoding}">
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="cache">
<meta name="description" content="{$meta_description}">
<meta name="Keywords" content="unsigned, independent, djays, djay, dj, signed, label, talent, promoter, labels, talent management, indie booking, booking agency, chicago promotions, unsigned artists, independent artists, unsigned, promotion, promotions, indie, chicago music promotions, music, music promotions, chicago music, music chicago, unsigned talent, unsigned, talent, exposure,djs,dj,unsigned artist,unsigned artists,music,promotions,chicago music promotions, rap, techno,house,dance, jazz">
<meta name="designer" content="Matthew Nalett - CMP Network">
<meta name="generator" content="CMP Network System 10.0">
<link href="{$SKIN_URL}/MediaPro.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" />
  1. <head>
  2. <title>Chicago Music Promotions - Independent - Unsigned - Signed Artist & Djay Promotions Worldwide</title>
  3. <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset={$entity_encoding}">
  4. <meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
  5. <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="cache">
  6. <meta name="description" content="{$meta_description}">
  7. <meta name="Keywords" content="unsigned, independent, djays, djay, dj, signed, label, talent, promoter, labels, talent management, indie booking, booking agency, chicago promotions, unsigned artists, independent artists, unsigned, promotion, promotions, indie, chicago music promotions, music, music promotions, chicago music, music chicago, unsigned talent, unsigned, talent, exposure,djs,dj,unsigned artist,unsigned artists,music,promotions,chicago music promotions, rap, techno,house,dance, jazz">
  8. <meta name="designer" content="Matthew Nalett - CMP Network">
  9. <meta name="generator" content="CMP Network System 10.0">
  10. <link href="{$SKIN_URL}/MediaPro.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" />


Thats just for 1 of my sites and thats the new one.

Robots.txt File
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User-agent: *
Disallow: /compile/
Disallow: /config/
Disallow: /docs/
Disallow: /include/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /media/
Disallow: /sample/
Disallow: /skins/
Disallow: /styles/
Disallow: /templates/
Disallow: /themes/
Disallow: /uploads/
Disallow: *play.php*
Disallow: *stream.php*
Disallow: *download.php*
  1. User-agent: *
  2. Disallow: /compile/
  3. Disallow: /config/
  4. Disallow: /docs/
  5. Disallow: /include/
  6. Disallow: /language/
  7. Disallow: /logs/
  8. Disallow: /media/
  9. Disallow: /sample/
  10. Disallow: /skins/
  11. Disallow: /styles/
  12. Disallow: /templates/
  13. Disallow: /themes/
  14. Disallow: /uploads/
  15. Disallow: *play.php*
  16. Disallow: *stream.php*
  17. Disallow: *download.php*
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Add This to your Header

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<meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="cache">
 
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  2. <meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
  3. <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="cache">
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your code

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="/default.css">
<title>DETECT SECURITY SYSTEMS - The Prince Albert Security and Alarm Company</title>
<meta http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<meta http-equiv="CONTENT-LANGUAGE" content="en">
<meta http-equiv="CAHCE-CONTROL" content="public">
<meta http-equiv="COPYRIGHT" content="&copy; 2008 Detect Security Systems">
<meta name="ROBOTS" content="ALL">
<meta name="KEYWORDS" content="detect, adt, chubb, sasktel, securetek, securtek, secure, tek, tech, prince albert, pa, paalarm, sask, saskatchewan, la ronge, nipawin, la range, saskatoon, north, northern, lake, christopher, emma, candle, christopher lake, emma lake, candle lake, tyco, canada, security, fire, safety, safe, alarm, systems, burglar, protection, safewatch, home, business, office, commercial, peace, mind, alarm systems, alarms, burglary systems, community safety, safety, safety tips, security tips, protection, public safety, employee security, risk management, security risk management, residential security, home security, business security, small business security, government security, critical condition monitoring, industrial security, integrated systems, retail security, transportation security, commercial security, access control, access control system, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide detection, card access, fire detection, fire safety, flood monitoring, electronic article surveillance, (eas), eas, medical alert, medical alarm, emergency response system, intrusion detection, safewatch ez, safewatchez, companion services, domestic violence, domestic violence emergency response system, (dvers), dvers">
<meta name="description" content="Detect Security Systems - Prince Albert Alarms and Security dealer">
<meta name="AUTHOR" content="Cameron Roth, Silverfox Designs - http://www.silverfoxdesigns.ca">
 
 
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  2. <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
  3. <html>
  4. <head>
  5. <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="/default.css">
  6. <title>DETECT SECURITY SYSTEMS - The Prince Albert Security and Alarm Company</title>
  7. <meta http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
  8. <meta http-equiv="CONTENT-LANGUAGE" content="en">
  9. <meta http-equiv="CAHCE-CONTROL" content="public">
  10. <meta http-equiv="COPYRIGHT" content="&copy; 2008 Detect Security Systems">
  11. <meta name="ROBOTS" content="ALL">
  12. <meta name="KEYWORDS" content="detect, adt, chubb, sasktel, securetek, securtek, secure, tek, tech, prince albert, pa, paalarm, sask, saskatchewan, la ronge, nipawin, la range, saskatoon, north, northern, lake, christopher, emma, candle, christopher lake, emma lake, candle lake, tyco, canada, security, fire, safety, safe, alarm, systems, burglar, protection, safewatch, home, business, office, commercial, peace, mind, alarm systems, alarms, burglary systems, community safety, safety, safety tips, security tips, protection, public safety, employee security, risk management, security risk management, residential security, home security, business security, small business security, government security, critical condition monitoring, industrial security, integrated systems, retail security, transportation security, commercial security, access control, access control system, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide detection, card access, fire detection, fire safety, flood monitoring, electronic article surveillance, (eas), eas, medical alert, medical alarm, emergency response system, intrusion detection, safewatch ez, safewatchez, companion services, domestic violence, domestic violence emergency response system, (dvers), dvers">
  13. <meta name="description" content="Detect Security Systems - Prince Albert Alarms and Security dealer">
  14. <meta name="AUTHOR" content="Cameron Roth, Silverfox Designs - http://www.silverfoxdesigns.ca">
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do you even have a robots.txt file in your server?
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lol pragma is the same as cache-control, which as you quoted I spelled wrong, so thank you :)
And <meta name="ROBOTS" content="ALL">
tells the robots what to do - no need for robots.txt as it isn't a standard.
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its best to put one in the server anyways :) just a double enforcement
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also what you can do as for SEO you really dont need alot of text content to pull up search strings its all about the Robot.txt file, the Meta-Tags and also as well the coding in the header file for example check this out.


That's not really true at all...meta tags are next to useless - the only reason they're there at all is because they're worth more than nothing.

If meta tags were rated that heavily any site could just add stuff to their keywords and get top page ratings - it's an obvious spam tactic so it doesn't work.
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also depends on the following, how many sites you have your website listed on search websites that are indexing your site, and also as well keywords you have implimented into the crawlers.

backlinks, frontlinks, search bots, search indexing platforms, also as well other websites that hook you up and display your link.

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