I admit, I like to find gigs on Craigslist. There are horrible things on there, and some stupid requests (“I need a PMP certified Project Manager with 12 years industry experience that can start today for $12/hr.”), but every now and then, something decent appears.
I was browsing, wondering about competition and stumbled on this website : LeoScorp, LLC . What a bad name for a company, but when you first look at the site, you are amazed they claim to be in the website building business. Bad use of colors, background image is distracting, and let’s face it, picking something like Astrology to base your company name/theme/logo on could actually turn people off, especially down here in the Bible Belt.
Assuming you make it past all that, check out their About Us. Does anyone care they swam together at a public pool? Does that make them better developers/designers? If this was their homepage, sure knock yourself out, but on a business site, keep it professional.
Then go to the Services page, where they have a stupid little computer extremely slowing typing out the content. First, it is slow, I type much faster than that and read WAY faster. Let’s go already. I don’t have time to sit there and be annoyed at a little graphic you thought was cute. Furthermore, doing that stuff isn’t even close to SEO helpful, so maybe it is a good thing you are on Craigslist looking for jobs since Google just isn’t working out for you.
But let’s face it, no matter how bad a site is, it could always be worse.
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