- The design is of poor quality. White, with a almost white blue nav, header, and page title!
- Your logo is a bit of a sore thumb. Perhaps if there was some color in the site it would look good. Add in some pixel qualities to your site before you try and mess with the rest of the web :-\
- I don't much like the random numbers on the footer, but from a distance it looks like color. That adds a bit of color to the site. Try to work from that. I understand you want to be valid css/html, but it is soo simple a three year old could make that design valid...I haven't checked validity, but I would assume it is ???
- The text on the footer. I would align the links to the left of the footer and the copyright to the right of the footer. Because you have link, link, and then copyright all crammed together. Try and split it up by alignment.
- The navigation is of poor layout. I found it hard to find anything. Yet, because I am bored and feel like I should give you the full benefit of my critique, I dug around until I could make a bit of sense of your site. How about, for example, moving your tutorials to the top of the menu. Don't make people look through everything to find help. Put your free stuff towards the top, that will attract attention. Try and cover the stuff that you have to pay for, services, with your free tutorials and such and people will stumble upon your for sale pages without realizing it. It is fishing. You give them something on the surface that looks pleasing, let them nibble, as they explore more that is the bite, then reel 'er in by bringing out the net (services).
- Work a little bit on sentence structure and grammar. Capitalize where you need it, don't over cap, and provide full sentences. Now, don't add so much information that it just overpowers the real content your trying to put out. I will get to that when I talk about your tutorial section.
- Turn important.php into a switch case. You have to many pages dedicated to once section. Make the case execute based on what the url info is: important.php?cmd=guidelines You know, something like that. It will be easier on you and your server, and save a bit of space.
- This is something I say with the UPMOST advisory. I have even put it in bold, because I feel it is important. skillsandservices.php Turn this into a resume. Don't put Language skills, side languges, Misc, and services. Put something like Skills and list ALL your skills. Don't divide them up and DO NOT PUT HOW MANY YEARS YOU HAVE BEEN LEARNING THEM! I know you think it is good, but it isn't. Put what you know, not how long you have been doing it. If someone contacts you and asks how good you are at it, or how many years you have been doing it, tell them. That will damage business because you give too much information. If a PHP company hires a minimum of 5 years, and you have had 4 1/2 they will reject you. Learn what they require and then add that extra half a year to it to help you better get the job. Then after you list your skills, put in bold, Services, and beneath it list what type of service you offer.
There is something else you should know. Don't make each thing clickable. Again, this comes to OVERSHARING! You share way to much information, and it could do more damage than good. If you want people to know how good you are at it, show them, don't tell them. It will get you way way more heat in a community, and again, it will damage your chances of getting good business. You may get business now, but fix up that page into a resume with just the bare basics on there, and you will be in da clear!
- Portfolio. Don't divide it up into Full Sites and Odds and Ends. List nice and neat a short description of what you have done, and a small screen shot of the site. I have an example: http://thewebfreaks..../portfolio.php Do something like that. If you have so many that it makes a forever long page, do something like at the bottom of one page put a link going to like Page 2. List your good sites towards the top of the first page, and push your sites that you think aren't as good towards the bottom. Try and bring out your better work, and push your worse work out of sight. Don't get rid of it, that might hurt you, make it viewable, but put your better work towards the top.
- The Contact Me page. Yeah, it may seem hard to think up something for it, but I did. Put a bit of CSS in it. Spice up those forms. Make the forms a tint color, or a tinted on select color. Give them a bit of color...your entire site needs some color. It wouldn't hurt to take a template and kind of use it as an outline for a design. It is simply standing on the shoulders of those before you, and improving what came before you.
- There is nothing on the Recent Updates page. Take it down! It makes your site seem incomplete! Add to the page, get it fix up, and then push it live on your site. That way people will be like, "WoW! Something new!". This is a real attention grabber!
- Same for Resources and Links. Not only is there nothing there, but you told the entire world that it was poorly managed! What does that say about you! Take it down! If there is no information that will aid me there, I don't want to have wasted my time going to it!
- Tutorials. This is where you put to much logic and not enough action. You put this huge ass paragraph that i have to go through. Then I reach the tutorial. It was of good quality, though you should add more, but the tutorial was all on one page!!! WTF? Each section of the tutorial should be divided up. Insert your tutorial into a database, and draw it out with simple php and use a bit of pagination to divide it up into many pages.
- Take down the Everything Else page. Instead add the About Me and the Special Projects to your navigation on the left.
- Featured Services. This could be cleaned up a bit, but it is good. You pushed it towards the bottom, because it is not an eye catcher, it doesn't appeal to people, but you provided it as an extra resource to your work. It looks fine there, but spice it up a bit.
All in all, you have something going here, you just have bad management skills. You really should take the time to do some color and layout work, and organize your information. Remember, you get futher with honey than you do lemons. So give them something sweet towards the beginning, like tutorials, and slowly let them work towards your lemons!
Hope I didn't sound harsh, but it is a harsh world and if i didn't tell you this someone else would in a way that might hurt your business. Don't take it to heart, but take it to mind and consider it. If I were pursuing services like you offer, and came across your page, I would click right back off just because of the site design. I wouldn't want my site looking like that. Remember, a webdesigners site is his best advertisement!