My new website - feedback needed
Thread poster: Susana González Tuya

Susana González Tuya
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Jun 22, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I have just finished my new website with the intention of attracting direct clients. I will appreciate any comments and also your experience on whether a website has helped you to attract new clients.
The address is http://www.tradstudio.com

Thank you


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Stefano Papaleo  Identity Verified
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Missing image Jun 22, 2012

No se carga esa imagen en la esquina superior izquierda: http://www.tradstudio.com/templates/greentea/images/bkg_logo.jpg

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Some comments Jun 22, 2012

Susana González Tuya wrote:
I have just finished my new website with the intention of attracting direct clients. ... The address is http://www.tradstudio.com


First, some screenshots:





Second, some comments:

1. I had to click on two links before I could see that you're a translator. Neither the "intro page" nor the first page of each language version says that you're a translator.

2. The idea of selling yourself in a narrative profile will not be very successful, I think. Clients want specific information. Ask yourself what that information is, and then make it easy to find on your site. Don't be afraid to have more than just 3 subpages.

3. Make better use of elements that improve your search engine ranking, such as good page titles. Add more actual text to your pages (particularly your entry page).


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Susana González Tuya
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Gracias Paolo Jun 22, 2012

Esa imagen fue eliminada

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Comments on your CV Jun 22, 2012

I see that your CV (on ProZ.com) does not have a standard paper size. You may think that this makes you look artistic, but when a potential client prints it out, he'll get either this (if his printer does not scale to fit):



...or this (if his printer does scale to fit):



...which makes the text rather too small to read easily.


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Susana González Tuya
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Thanks Samuel Jun 22, 2012

I appreciate the comments. I could not see the "Image" error on my browser, so thanks for the screenshot.

And I will format again the CV or add a different link. depending on what works best.


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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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Test it in various browsers Jun 22, 2012

Your website is empty in IE9, it does not show any content except the background colors.

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Ali M. Alsaqqa  Identity Verified
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One comment Jun 22, 2012

The home page is not in English...OK, I know there's a clear "English" link, but in my opinion it is better to have an English home page...

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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IE8 Jun 22, 2012

Siegfried Armbruster wrote:
Your website is empty in IE9, it does not show any content except the background colors.


Your site looks fine in Opera, Firefox and Chrome (although Chrome resizes your facebook/twitter images more hazy than the other two browsers). But in IE8 the facebook/twitter images and the text next to it is not visible at all. Also, in IE8, on the language-specific pages, your contact details (to the right) is not visible. And on your profile page, nothing except the menu is visible. Looks like Joomla is to blame.


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Susana González Tuya
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IE8 Jun 22, 2012

[quote]Samuel Murray wrote:

Also, in IE8, on the language-specific pages, your contact details (to the right) is not visible. And on your profile page, nothing except the menu is visible. Looks like Joomla is to blame.



Yes, IE and Joomla do not get on very well. I am looking at a few options to solve that problem.
It seems it has to do with copy-paste from Word. Although I am not very sure why the Contact module is not showing.


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Use a browser checker Jun 22, 2012

Don't know if you have done so, but it might be a good idea to use a browser checker, something like http://browsershots.org to see how the different pages look on different browsers and operating system

[Edited at 2012-06-22 20:53 GMT]


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KKastenhuber  Identity Verified
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small typos Jun 22, 2012

... in the English Welcome section (I think you usually pay more than just "atention" to detail)
... in the Spanish part of the intro page ("otroidioma"),
and I would try to use matching punctuation on pages that have your two languages side by side (currently there's a period after "Translation company" but none after "Empresa de traducción".

... but apart from that I already quite like it!


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Susana González Tuya
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Thank you Jun 25, 2012

Thanks so much for all your comments. I am now working on some of the changes you suggested.

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