Website Fails! (Let's Not)

Everything Else

  • We don't use white or off-white color for a background, and our text isn't an easily legible dark color.
  • We use Frames; iFrames are okay.
  • We use the wrong doctype.
  • We don't use CSS. (Cascading style sheets)
  • We haven't validated our site's HTML code, our CSS, checked to see if our site's links are broken and/or optimize the site's CSS or HTML files.
  • Our site's logo is disproportionate for top screen.
  • There are links to the home page on every page except the home page.
  • We put dates on material that's not updated regularly.
  • Our site's content is full of jargon and/or acronyms.
  • Our site's use of abbreviations is inconsistent.
  • We don't use a consistent tone throughout. We switch back and forth from colloquial to clinical etc.
  • Visible hit counters.
  • Contact information is not available; we don't provide multiple methods to be contacted. (Contact Us form, phone number, mailing address, email, etc.)
  • We use JPG instead of GIF images and vice-versa and/or we over-optimize our images.
  • Our text is full of superlatives like "This product will solve every problem you have."
  • Our paragraphs have too much text. (We're a group of people that scan.)
  • We bold and italicize a lot of text.
  • We don't use logical file names for documents or graphics.
  • We use graphics that don't enhance the page; graphics don't match content.
  • We don't use bullets to organize information.
  • We don't manually spell check TITLE, ALT tags, etc. (spell checkers don't check these).
  • Our content is not timely or updated frequently.
  • Our site doesn't separate style from content.

About

x-SITE-d Studio, located in Dallas, Texas, works primarily with small, and start-up businesses, guilds, organizations, and HOAs.

We create and update websites, html emails, SEO, print products including: business & post cards, brochures, lines sheet and more.

All work is created in-house; nothing is outsourced. American owners, American employees.

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Services Offered

  • - Web Design and Planning
    - Web Sites New and Updated
    - HTML Emails
    - Search Engine Optimization
    - Business and Postcards
    - Brochures
    - Linesheets
    - Flyers/Announcements
    - Product Tags/Labels
    - Flash Animation
    - Logo Design

Client Testimonials

  • "I have worked with a lot of web and IT folks, and Annie is the best: most responsive, honest (often painfully so) and tireless! Her promotion of my site, along with the useful and insightful design has helped my clients find me, and given me a web presence that exceeds that of my often better funded competitors" -- Spencer Farris
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