Please critique this website

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  1. Lucan Unlordly

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    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: Lucan Unlordly Member since: Feb 24, 2009
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  2. fisicx

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    It's because they both use the same wordpress theme: https://www.cherryframework.com
     
    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Lucan Unlordly

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    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: Lucan Unlordly Member since: Feb 24, 2009
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  4. fisicx

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    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. WaveJumper

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    I always reach out to companies house first and that says it all
     
    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: WaveJumper Member since: Aug 26, 2013
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  6. Lucan Unlordly

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    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: Lucan Unlordly Member since: Feb 24, 2009
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  7. fisicx

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    When you buy the theme/framework it comes with a load of dummy content. Natalie is part of the dummy content. She doesn’t exist.
     
    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  8. NickGrogan

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    Well, that was weird.
     
    Posted: Sep 17, 2021 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  9. Ozzy

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    I know I don't really need to say this, but I actually thought the comments and advice everyone gave were fair and constructive.
    This pretty much sums it up.
     
    Posted: Sep 18, 2021 By: Ozzy Member since: Feb 9, 2003
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  10. Fagin2021

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    Of course, but people always get iffy when they pretend to be something they're not and get found out.
     
    Posted: Sep 19, 2021 By: Fagin2021 Member since: Jan 27, 2021
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  11. AllUpHere

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    I don't think the site is full of factual untruths, but it certainly looks a little disingenuous.
    It looks like a lot of the big name clients may have had work done by the OP either as an employee or temporary contractor, rather than the actual business doing the work.

    I see this all the time with digital marketers. They spend the first half of their career as employees, and the second half owning a small agency that constantly bangs on about the work they did in the past. In my mind, the work they did as an employee was not theirs, and actually is not relevant. Anyone can be successful as a cog in a successful machine, it's what they've done since that matters.
     
    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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  12. Mark T Jones

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    From a non-technical perspective, you are trying to sell too many services to too many customers.

    It gives the distinct impression that you don't really specialise in anything. If I want a website done, I want to know that you understand small business, nd hopefully have some insight to my sector. I'm quote sure that Boots will have very different criteria - and frankly it's of no use to me knowing that you have big customers.
     
    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  13. fisicx

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    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  14. InsuranceBroker

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    Um??
     
    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: InsuranceBroker Member since: Sep 8, 2021
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  15. yyovvo

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    I think it really helps to give the UKBF reader a brief of what your website is all about and what its trying to achieve in order for one to critique more objectively. Remember, the most important part of your website is for it to be able to do what it is supposed to effectively; i.e., functionality. The design, looks and cosmetic aspects can be easily changed anytime. Look at what the 1st version of FB or youtube looked like, nothing to write home about. Hope this helps and best of luck.
     
    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: yyovvo Member since: Sep 5, 2021
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  16. Fagin2021

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    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: Fagin2021 Member since: Jan 27, 2021
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  17. MBE2017

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    I don’t think this thread has gone the way the OP had hoped.

    He is not the first to try to project a different image than that in real life over the web, and he certainly will not be the last.
     
    Posted: Sep 20, 2021 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  18. Root 66 Woodshop

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    Posted: Sep 23, 2021 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  19. fisicx

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    Posted: Sep 23, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  20. Root 66 Woodshop

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    Like me you mean? :) (I know, I know... :) )

    I just don't get it, I tried the wordpress - spent £200+ and couldn't get it to work... gave up... and found the cheapo malarky I'm on now... When I say cheapo, I mean freebie lol... easy to change stuff around for me... - it's not brilliant, it's not perfect - but I don't have enough time to do what I need to do at the best of times... been thinking of just dropping it and sticking to FB
     
    Posted: Sep 23, 2021 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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