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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by reeve, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. reeve

    reeve In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2008
    Could I get some comments on our new website, www.natureshatchery.com?
    We are getting it up and running, and realize the criticism is the best way to improve things. [​IMG] You could comment on:

    - General layout
    - Pics
    - First impression
    - Anything you can think of that is good or needs work.

    Please remember we are always working on it, especially the purchasing/credit card areas, (which should be all together by the first of the year) and are always in need of any uncopyrighted pics of yours we could use (with credits).

    We would appreciate any and all photos!

    email them to: [email protected]


  2. Nice sight!

    Being hard of seeing...about the only change I would suggest you make would be to make all the text bold.

    Otherwise...looks great to me!

    Good luck!
  3. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I like it...it's easy to understand and pleasant to look at.
  4. On the Chickens page, it might be helpful if right at the very top you put "What's Available Now" (or something) and make it clickable so that the user can jump right down to the available list and order forms. The way it is set up now, the user goes to the page and there is a list of breeds and some photos, but in order to see if anything is immediately available they have to scroll down. Since there is nothing at the top of the page to let them know to do that, you might lose out on customers who assume nothing is available and move on. Just a suggestion - otherwise it is in general a very attractive and professional-looking site! Good work.
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    It looks pleasing to the eye; however, you list MANY breeds, but I do not see pictures of birds or eggs...did I miss a tab or something?
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Oh I like it very much overall! LOVE the way some of the pics flip to another, like the chicks to a hen etc. it’s interesting without being intrusive, I also like the ‘wood-grain’ feel of it, but I can see what @migocontodos means too, I wonder if there is a more subtle wood-grain background that would work where there is print over top of it. Backgrounds that are too bright bother my eyes, and the tone of that one is VERY good IMO, but the grain makes the letters harder to see… don’t think it’s an immediate issue, just something to consider. My eyes actually adjusted to it after a bit, or, maybe I got the bifocals to work right. *cough* I didn’t just admit that did I???

    Having sub-menus stay stable, so if in the [Geese] section, and a person goes to look at the pics of the Brown Chinese, they can still see the other goose options, and can still click on the White Chinese without using a ‘back’ button would be very nice, but I know that takes extra work, again, something to consider, back buttons work too. [​IMG]

    In no way are either of these deal breakers! Are you going to have peep prices listed in the new year? I think it’s a Very nice site overall, and I for one will probably be contacting you for some peeps in the spring.
  7. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

    Dec 3, 2008
    As mentioned by Wynette, it would be helpful to include a picture of each breed you sell. Some people like to "see" what they are buying, and if unfamiliar with the breed it may not move as quickly. One cannot click on a breed to obtain any written description; that would be helpful.

    I did not see an option for buying cockerels separately, only pullets or straight-run. If someone wanted, say, 23 pullets and 2 cockerels, the cockerels could be purchased...how, individually?

    I enjoyed touring your website, it looks professional and most questions are self-explanatory. I, like most, am shocked at the price of express shipping...wow, $80 for one silkie? Oh well, that's not under your control, that's just the cost of shipping.

    Question: What are the survival rates for chicks being shipped individually, any idea? I've never seen a business that would ship one at a time.

    Best of luck on your new business, hope it goes very well for you.

  8. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Very nice!

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