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Re: Nursery Home Page

  • Subject: Re: Nursery Home Page
  • From: Maria <marolsh@verizon.net>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 17:46:11 -0400

It's sort of like the difference between magazines such as Architectural Digest, with its name and little else on the cover, and Better Homes and Gardens, with all of the callouts giving the reader specifics about what's inside. Splash pages with "Enter" buttons annoy me; I want to see some content immediately when I open a URL, not wait for a second page to load.

Maria in NE PA

Your site manager likely knows something I don't, but it sounds like semantic gibberish to me to say you shouldn't have a home page. Your first page will be your home page no matter what it's called. Which means how it looks and functions and informs will be how most customers come to think of you. I agree with you--plainly marked, easily opened doors.

On Jun 5, 2009, at 3:56 AM, Gene Bush wrote:

Thanks, Jim
	Took a look at both. Was not familiar with Whitman. Never occurred
for me to use PDF. My site manager seems to think there should be no
"portal" or home page as such as it is just another step away from real contents. Wants to jump right in...lots of stuff up front. I feel simplicity
and plainly marked attractive doors to open ... we will see.
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, LLC
Gardener,Writer, Photographer

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 5:46 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Nursery Home Page

What Judy said. But I'd add Raintree and Whitman Farm.

Main thing is the sites are easy to navigate, easy to find what you're
looking for.

What Kitty said about pdf catalogs, I agree... but I understand why
nurseries use them. They seem unaware, however, that in pdf format the
table of contents rarely matches the file; most annoying.


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