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  • # November 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I would love any and all comments about this site:

    http://www.thesocialdiner.com/guapos_sandbox/guapos_8/main.html

    Thanks,
    Andrew

    # November 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I’d really get rid of the menu in pdf format, and just use an html page, etc. not everybody will have a pdf reader installed.

    # November 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Well the reason we were going to to the PDF menu was because when they sent changes to the graphic designer they’d do it in InDesign and rather than having to remember to change a website AND a PDFAdobe file we thought we could just upload the PDF. Do you think it would be a better idea to do an export or similar of the menu as a PNG or etc rather than PDF ?

    # November 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    it may be easier to just post a pdf but it most definitely is not the optimal user experience and it does nothing to help your search rankings.

    personally when i build a website for a restaurant or bar i prefer a single page site. if the client isn’t cool with that at least try to get as much info on the homepage as possible. especially vital info that people will need to access quickly like phone/contact info to set a reservation, map and address, and business hours.

    you might want to check here for some more restaurant website best practices: http://www.better-restaurant-websites.com/

    # November 6, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I would suggest trying to shrink the image file size. The PDF is quite large also at 13.5 MB reported by OS X.

    # November 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    yeah images are also pretty large 300kb, 250kb etc.. also i would put smaller images into a sprite, will help your page load quicker

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