My website has been redesigned!

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Mike Pulcinella
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Rob Zirulo of http://www.flashrob.com/ has helped me design a new website that now gives me the ability to sell my DVDs directly and show clips at a higher resolution than Youtube. There are about 20 clips on the portfolio page, some you've seen, some you haven't.

Opinions welcome.

mikepulcinella.com

JMCP
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Looks good Mike, nice and easy to navigate and understand.

cheers John

Z Cheema
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Not sure of the geezer holding the camera...other wise good

Mike Pulcinella
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Z Cheema wrote:
Not sure of the geezer holding the camera...other wise good

Ha ha! Thanks.

My goal was to make it clean and easy to navigate. Thanks for taking the time to look at it. Next step is making my videography and editing better and better to be worthy of the new website!!!

stringwraith
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I like the site Mike & I think the personal touch of using many quotes rather than just std text & facts is a good framework for marketing you and what you do.

My only reservation is the section headed 'Equipment'.
Don't get me wrong, what you say is exactly right but ( to borrow Kodak's hugely successful marketing angle ) , your not selling cameras, your selling memories ( and story's ).
So I would ditch this section completely , or find a more desirable way of making the point that its all about skill, content and style, and ignore equipment.

At the moment it suggests to me , and therefore some other potential clients, that you are making excuses for not having some equipment , which is not the point you are trying to make, and an irrelevance.

'more modest than most'
'keep my costs down'
'I have some lights'
'Does it really matter what camera and software I have'

I think these will all be perceived as negatives, get rid !

Just my opinion , hope this is helpful

Gord

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I like it Mike but there's a few things that makes the experience of the site somewhat frustrating:

"Click to contact" is displayed on top of the screen, but the actual test is not clickable at all.

There is too little differentiation in either style/colour or contrast between the general text and the links. (The videographer... etc. looks like they could easily be links to part of your site). Some highlighting on mouse-over would make all the difference in the world me thinks...

Looks good though.

Oh and I agree with Gord as well. I agree with you that you're not selling technology, but then you're probably better of not mentioning it at all. Just focus on you're story-telling abilities...

Mike Pulcinella
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stringwraith wrote:
My only reservation is the section headed 'Equipment'.
Don't get me wrong, what you say is exactly right but ( to borrow Kodak's hugely successful marketing angle ) , your not selling cameras, your selling memories ( and story's ).
So I would ditch this section completely , or find a more desirable way of making the point that its all about skill, content and style, and ignore equipment.

I think these will all be perceived as negatives, get rid !

Just my opinion , hope this is helpful

Gord

Excellent advice! I think you are right and I'm going to re-write that section immediately. Thanks!

Mike Pulcinella
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Rookie wrote:
I like it Mike but there's a few things that makes the experience of the site somewhat frustrating:

"Click to contact" is displayed on top of the screen, but the actual test is not clickable at all.

There is too little differentiation in either style/colour or contrast between the general text and the links. (The videographer... etc. looks like they could easily be links to part of your site). Some highlighting on mouse-over would make all the difference in the world me thinks...

Looks good though.

Oh and I agree with Gord as well. I agree with you that you're not selling technology, but then you're probably better of not mentioning it at all. Just focus on you're story-telling abilities...

Thanks for taking the time to let me know what you think and for pointing out that the Click To Contact header isn't working! That's a bad one!

Thanks for your other comments as well. I will keep them in mind as we tweak the site.