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  • #16
    Originally posted by SgtUSMC8541 View Post
    Site looks great. I'm also interested in who did it!
    I believe N. A. Corbier can help you with that!
    Richard Dickinson
    Dickinson Security Management Group, LLC
    DSMG Provides a Variety of Software Products and Consulting Services to the Contract Security Industry
    www.hrdickinson.com

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    • #17
      Our new site just went live. So far, the only thing that 'doesn't work' is the OpsNET system, which is actually working just not hooked up to our site. OpsNET is reserved for our existing clients and employees, so you're not missing much.

      EDIT: OpsNET works now, of course, you need a username and password. Its really just dotProject, but it helps us out.
      Some Kind of Commando Leader

      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jmaccauley View Post
        I have a really nice looking web site too. Some guy made it for me and I've had many compliments. I'll hook you up if need his name.
        You can pay your webguy now. Your pics appear.
        Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
        Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

        Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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        • #19
          Originally posted by jmaccauley View Post
          I have a really nice looking web site too. Some guy made it for me and I've had many compliments. I'll hook you up if need his name.
          Very decent website, although I'd offer a suggestion if I might.

          Unless blogging was your primary objective in creating the site, I personally wouldn't put a blog (especially one with long articles) on the front page of a business site, or would at least move the blog off center stage on that page.

          This practice (blogging on a website front page) has become popular on personal websites in recent years because a lot of people want to do nothing else with their website except publish their blog...and that's what "blogger" web design software is designed to help them do. It may not be as appropriate for business sites for the blog to be quite so prominent.

          Unless blogging is your primary objective, the front page of your website has a very specific and critical job to do, namely to serve as a portal to draw people to your primary objective (which is presumably your training courses, etc.). The blog is really secondary and you don't want people to get lost reading the blog (or to spend their very brief time there doing nothing else). Even a blog designed to attract visitors doesn't need to dominate the front page of the site...just show a snippet of the "top" article in the blog in a block "below the centerfold" on the main page, with a link to "read more..." or "Let's blog!..."

          When I went to the site, the blog sort of smacked me in the face (I wasn't sure at first that it wasn't "just" a blog site, in fact), and everything else seemed pretty secondary. If the answer to the question "Is blogging my main purpose?" is "No", the design just feels upside-down and might do with some tweaking. Just my 2 cents' worth, though.
          Last edited by SecTrainer; 06-26-2007, 09:55 AM.
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          • #20
            Thanks for the 2 cents. Actually, this was set up more as a blog site than a commercial advertisement. I would rather present my philosophy on training principles there than try to baffle people with the normal BS that advertisements tend to do. I will look at possibly redesigning the front page however. Thanks again.
            Jerry
            http://personalprotectionconcepts.info

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            • #21
              That's why we set him up with that layout in the first place, its less about marketing a company, and more about a message.

              A normal corporate site, selling stuff and presenting information, shouldn't lead with a blog. While it can lead with news stories, if it generates enough of them to be relevant and important on the front page, it should convey a message and direct people to the goods and services.

              However, in Personal Protection Concept's case, its more about the message being presented, I think.
              Some Kind of Commando Leader

              "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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