Jim Plummer – Competitor Site Research – 1.2

Jim Plummer - Competitor Site Research - 1.2



hi everyone Jim plum so I have a couple websites that I'd like to go over and just give my opinion about them first is the abundant permaculture website it's an OK site I really dislike that they have very little at the top of the site to show the additional pages to the site if you notice once you get down to the bottom of the site you'll find that all the links that you're actually looking for are there once you actually get into some of the the actual link shall find that magically at the top of the site will be the actual links that you're looking for another thing is I found that the overall site itself seems to load load fairly slowly which I know it's not something with my internet seems to be something with their site as a whole the one thing I noticed first thing I when I loaded this site and I had a pre-loaded just to get this video done with as I was popped up immediately asking for my email very invasive asking you know do I want to join their group and whatever I find that's very it's a big turn-off for the site overall so as you have seen you can see all the links at the top that's nice to see I see some of the branding carries over but overall the site colors kind of gray black white a little bit of green here and there I know that I'd like to see some of the Browns and some of the greens in the background on some other pictures come through onto their site overall aesthetically I don't think it's done very well I think it's pretty much a cookie cutter of some sort they just filled in some information and did what they needed to do to get their site done the one thing I did like about the site was they did a very good job at loading it up into so you can use it with an iPhone or an Android device of some sort and everything seemed to flow pretty much exactly how the other site did again very very very slow they need to do some sort of optimization on the back end but overall it's an okay site not something I would want to put my name on but take it is what it is so the second site is the Jonathan Zurich I think I pronouncing his name correctly this site he's a filmmaker slash photographer that hikes a lot of the peaks in New York State the higher peaks and so I found him on YouTube follow them for about a year or so so I found this website I think it's it overall initially I think hitching in the face it's done fairly well I think he comes across as it's pretty clean not excited about the logo or his type of bringing not something that kind of stands out to me but I think overall the site is OK but as I dug deeper into the site it kind of started getting thrown back on a few things one he's got this giant picture behind pictures that he's trying to show that he's actually done and they I really just don't like that I think it takes away I would like to see like a solid color back here more maybe leave the black there or he exists I find it very distracting his prints and you know it goes into changes to this like weird all sudden there's like a white text box on the middle it doesn't flow very well his about the same thing it doesn't seem to flow with his sight like to see some of the colors that come from his photography into the actual site not just the actual black and white seems very very cookie cutter ish but one thing that I did like is the end is the typical standardization that you would see across the website go crossing a home gallery prints and then you some drop-down menus inside there is about and then it's contact which was a big one I think his contact pops up really nicely I think that's nicely done fairly clean I think he's got some negative space that he could probably work on maybe make that Sun bottom a little bit bigger I think using that on a multiple choice would be hard however I did pull his site up on the mobile side and it's virtually unusable I can't scroll the top menus over at all so it makes it impossible to use so where the send button might be okay you'll never get to it at this point so I did do some further investigation into the site itself just because I'm a code nerd and I looked at some of the code and it looked like he actually built it through wet wicks and didn't get the option to do the mobile side of it and or removed it not exactly sure why someone would do that so my last site here is my gardener my gardener just a little bit of background my actually stands for michigan this gardener he was a kid that started in high school and I've watched him for probably 10 years at this point on YouTube and growing to it quite the man and he's done a really good job with his branding throughout the site they overall flow of the site I love it I love the colors that he's brought to this site you know the white with the black but not only that he's also used some coloring down here which pulls from some of the photos that he's actually caught within the site I like his top top bar here with all links and they worked very well it looks like if you click on like pictures it pulls in the data from his Instagram account and or Facebook account I thought that was a nice touch takes a little bit to load I noticed yeah but it looks like it's his Instagram account which you notice everything all the colors seem to match whether it's his icon for Instagram or any of the greens that he's pulling from his own garden which is it's nice to see that that pretty well if he go into his YouTube account you can instantly know that it's his account once it loads up here which is nice it pops up it's got his actual branding on it his branding the my gardener which is done very well and then overall I was very happy with this site until I pulled it up in screen fly and I couldn't get it to load I'm not exactly sure why screen fly would not load it so I ended up pulling it up on my iPhone itself or on my Android device sorry and found that it actually worked very well everything flow refloat correctly who made the actual site look very very nice overall I think the the this site is my favorite I think it has a lot of personality I think that it's been done correctly and I think there's been a lot of thought effort into what he was actually doing when he built his site up overall that's that's why he's done such a good following and he's been able to capture his audience yes thanks

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