This review is of the website for PC Posse, a Phoenix Metro area in-home and business computer service. It is not a review of the company or services provided by said company. The site was viewed on an 11x12 inch monitor with a resolution set at 1366x768 px. The web browsers being used are Google Chrome and Firefox 17.0.1. The text size settings for the Firefox browser are set fairly high because I have vision problems. (Which means in some cases websites will automatically “break” due to how I have my settings.) This review was completed on Wednesday, January 02, 2013.
My first impression is that this is a very charming site. The Western motif is eye-catching and fun.
Graphics and color
The color scheme follows the general “Western” theme of the site. Sepia links and graphics on a white background with black text.
The layout is somewhat broken in Firefox, but seems to be fine in Chrome. The content is smashed over to one side and there is a lot of scrolling to reach the bottom of the page. It would probably have been a better idea to spread the text area out instead of having a vast white space with nothing in it off to the right. Text does not always line up or center within decorative elements in both Firefox and Chrome. There seems to be a major difference between the content of the “home page” and the “index” page though they are both the home page.
The text is a little small and the sepia links could be a little darker.
The navigation is very clear and simple. One slight problem: The home and contact information buttons do not need to be a drop down.
There is a contact phone number as well as two email addresses. This is a mobile service so there is not store location information.
There is no Facebook or other social media connection. There is however a page for the company’s TV and radio commercials.
This does not look like a page that is updated very often.
There are no major accessibility issues. Enlarging the text as much as possible did not cause any major problems.
Is the name of the page in the title tag?
No. Instead of giving the name of the company and the name of the page in the title tag, we have a string of meta data.
Is there contact information in footer as well as contact page?
Is the copyright information in the footer?
Does the logo link to the home page and is in the upper left corner?
The banner at the top left leads to the home page, so yes.
Does the page layout follow current web standards?
Except for the title tag the site more or less follows current web standards.
Overall, this is a very nice site. It is easy to navigate and has all of the necessary information. There are no major issues with this site, except for those previously mentioned.