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Old March 3rd, 2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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What do you want from a webpage?

I'm in the process of creating a webpage (www.motuspictures.com) and i am having a hard time coming up with things to put on it. If you were some kind of business person and i gave you my URL, what kinds of things/ information would you want to see? What style would you expect? I have no experience in HTML or Flash (i'm using Adobe GoLive! for the first time ever), so nothing too complex. Any ideas/ opinions would help a lot. Thanks!

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Old March 3rd, 2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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Skip Flash. No one goes to a webpage to see animations that don't let the user navigate the page on his/her terms.

One suggestion is to put contact info on your site. (Address, phone, email, hours) You would be surprised how many people forget this simple, but critical, piece of information.... Or make it hard to find.
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Old March 3rd, 2004, 11:27 PM   #3
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Whether you use FLASH or HTML, the keys are to have not only a modern/professional looking site, but one that is fast loading and easy to navigate.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 05:56 AM   #4
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Very good tips thusfar. What I really "hate" are those sites
that start with a splash image which you must click to "enter"
before getting to the next page. That's just time wasted.

I think a professional and relaxing look with clear navigation
is king. Some homepages try to cram as much as possible in
one page and that just results in sensory overload. It should
look well balanced. Fast speed with a good design (can be a
tough tradeoff) is important as well.

If possible I would at least put your e-mail and phone number
on the first page (or perhaps every page) where the e-mail is
clickable as well. You might have a contact page for more detailed
instructions with a route for example.

I've also seen it tons of time that companies forget to include
(all) contact details or you need to hunt it down first.
Communication is the most important thing (that's what the site
is for!).

Futher I always personally like to see good product information
(including a very detailed view on a seperate page if that's
applicable) with pictures etc. Ofcourse this depends highly on
what your "product" is.

Lastly, some good company information (perhaps with the
contact information) and the people running it is welcomed in
my view.

Few good corporate sites use flash. If they use it, it is mostly
applied to enhance the product information or try to get your
interest in certain (new) products.
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Old March 6th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your feedback. I will definately take it all into consideration.
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