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Googiehost is now on MD!

gauravtiwari

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Googiehost is a free hosting provider and a blog on hosting, blogging & marketing based in Lucknow, India.

It has two parts, googiehost.com and googiehost.com/blog

This first one is a static website coded in HTML (and somewhere PHP), while Blog is built on WordPress.

I used MD to first redesign the Blog part and then used the generated stylesheet + some custom css on static parts of the googiehost.

googiehost.com is built entirely on MD's helper classes as instructed here: https://marketersdelight.com/style-guide/

This is the homepage of Googiehost:

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It uses system-ui fontstack as of now but will be switching to proxima nova when we buy a license.

Next is the Googiehost Blog:
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:)

Feedback appreciated.
 

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Hi Gaurav, you have outdone yourself with this one! I like the bright colors you use across your designs and this one is no exception. I see you have a lot of .html pages, are those also custom too just reusing WordPress/MD scripts and styles? Most of the websites I manage for myself and clients use custom templates too, though I always keep them within the confines of the WordPress "pretty links" structure.

googiehost.com is built entirely on MD's helper classes as instructed here: https://marketersdelight.com/style-guide/
How do you like using helper classes? I hope they saved you from writing a lot of extra CSS. :)

From a design perspective, my suggestion would be to tighten up the spacing and get the alignments on the edges of the site correct. I see some elements have inner padding, where others rest perfectly at the edge of the inner container.

The biggest spacing improvement I see is on the hero, where I think a lot of space is wasted and it could look much improved by at least centering the content as shown here:

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From a conversion optimization perspective, I really don't have anything to add as you did a great job of highlighting the call to actions and the design is inviting enough that you want to dig in. So well done there.

Some random other thoughts:
  1. The "Pro Hosting" top level nav link directing to a whole other site is pretty off-putting and confused me when I found myself offsite
  2. I get brought to a whole other looking site when I found this page. It looks good, but again looks like I'm on a different website
  3. The mobile menu and some other scripts are broken, possibly due to over optimization? Here are the error logs showing in my console:
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Overall, well done and I hope the company is benefiting from their fast and conversion optimized design. :)
 
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