Need some opnions on this website

I hired someone to do a website (dont know anything about design) and i would like to get people opinions on it.
thanks

Quick update:
The OT’er is working to resolve this by updating the site as we speak
I appreciate everyones input

looks like a joomla template i’ve seen somewhere. how much did you pay?

wow not feeling it, I forgot what did the older one look like?

It is the default magento template. Did he just set it up for you?

i paid more than id like to admit right now but what suggestions can you give to improve it?

no it was supposed for an entire website design thats sucks that he just used the default template

It’s unbelievable how many people rip clients off with templates.

was an ot-er
damn now im pretty mad, i wasnt feeling the look to begin with and now it makes sense

wow, that looks like shit. i think the person who designed that should be banned from OT

i hope you didn’t pay more than 100 bucks

was an ot-er
damn now im pretty mad, i wasnt feeling the look to begin with and now it makes sense

what oter did that too you?

yeha i was about to say….looks like magento running my own magento setup too @ caseyouriphone.com

doh, this is what I meant. What the fuck am I talking about…joomla

What a scamming jizz-stain. Name and shame dude, who’d you pay to do this?

I want to give him a chance to respond to me via pm and to correct this asap as im out a decent amount of money

Did you ask to see samples of the dudes work before starting? Did you give him samples of what you wanted?

Regardless, if that was what was delivered, depending on what you paid, you got flat out ripped off.

I am going to probably contact fazle later and ask for a forum ban for the guy that did this

1000.00 was paid
Heres the details it was for a site designed, seo, and his hosting was to be used. Im still in communication with the person right now so i hope we can get this figured out before any bans etc

Heres his email to me stating his point of view on this so his side is represented as well:

"The original deal was to create a store for you to sell posters on. When I proposed that we go with Magento and sent you a link to check it out, why did you not say something about the design after you had seen the demo on their site? I thought it was pretty clear.

You were not ripped off by any means. Anyone else would have charged you way more and then charged you extra for everything else you wanted done. I probably have 30 or more hours into your site tweaking little things that you wanted. You also got a free logo design. I have also hosted the site for you completely FREE this whole time.

Transistor was joking in that thread, he knows I did the site. If you want to mention my name, fine. But at least mention all the details."

Heres his email to me stating his point of view on this so his side is represented as well:

"The original deal was to create a store for you to sell posters on. When I proposed that we go with Magento and sent you a link to check it out, why did you not say something about the design after you had seen the demo on their site? I thought it was pretty clear.

You were not ripped off by any means. Anyone else would have charged you way more and then charged you extra for everything else you wanted done. I probably have 30 or more hours into your site tweaking little things that you wanted. You also got a free logo design. I have also hosted the site for you completely FREE this whole time.

Transistor was joking in that thread, he knows I did the site. If you want to mention my name, fine. But at least mention all the details."

I don’t see how you can spend 30 hours installing magento. what else was done besides adding the posters? The logo would take me all of 2 minutes to do I don’t see where theres 30 hours invested into that site.

i would be adding all the posters so im not sure either

In all honesty I could do what you have right now in under an hour.

I’m with Phasm on this one. seems kinda fishy

so basically in peoples opinions it would have been a joke for me to launch it the way it looks correct?

Default magento doesn’t look *that* bad. It’s better than a large percentage of other ecommerce sites out there

but I think it’s a consensus that $1k was a bit much for what you got.

It’s not that I feel you couldn’t use the site, $1,000 is just WAYYYYYY too much for what you got.

thats my whole point in dealing with him if its left as is then i got badly ripped off not to mention how long it took in even getting to this point

how long did it take? Please tell me not more than 3 days..

1 year

well the person he made this website should post in this thread, since i see him lurking

shut the fuck up

yikes

Dude you got ripped. 30 hours? To setup a default Magento store?

Granted, there’s always two sides to the story, maybe it wasn’t as clear up front that you expected a custom design.. but it comes down to this:

1) If he planned on doing a default install from the start, he ripped you off price-wise.

or

2) If you were supposed to get $1000 of website work done, he ripped you off with how much work he did.

Either way, he ripped you off.

There’s only one solution to this: Mob justice. Hunt him down and kill his family while he watches.

yeah, 1k for that is WAY overpriced. Hosting is cheap and should not be much of that cost. "SEO" could be useful depending on the dudes definition and effort and if it is a onetime thing or an ongoing thing. But the site setup/logo/"design"/hours worked just seem to be WAY off. Unless he worked on something else a long while and it got shut down by you and this is what you ended up with later?

Also, are you really serious about the 1 year thing? If so this is tarting to feel like a troll thread lol.

So, who is a regular here that isn’t posting in this thread and would have the nerve to charge someone (IE screw someone over) like this?…josh? thromor? lol. (just fucking with you guys unless it really was you )

PS did you pay the full $1k upfront? If so, why? Did the person say it was "done" and it’s considered delivered?

edit: disclaimer- it also depends on how hard you were to work with. Not that you seem like an ass or anything but I know how hard and annoying it can be to deal with people sometimes when they don’t know what they want and can’t give some basic direction. In those cases I will often just throw a basic template out there and go from there getting feedback. If you said you just wanted "whatever" and didn’t give much feedback or details then not much you can expect.

If he setup the website from 0 to what it is now, then $1000 seems reasonable for me. However I would have expected it to be done in less than a week, not 1 year.

How many products are on the site?

If he setup the website from 0 to what it is now, then $1000 seems reasonable for me. However I would have expected it to be done in less than a week, not 1 year.

How many products are on the site?

from what I gather this is a redesign, it was an already existing site, and thread starter mentioned he would enter the items for sale on the site

I have a feeling I know who he is talking about. Only because this seems similar to another thread that was made about a year ago.

FYI don’t deal with 99% of OT IRL business.

My example…

Cliffs: OT’r gets into trouble with the law. Needs an attorney ASAP. I have connections and make a few phone calls and get him represented the next day for his trial/hearing. My attorney tells him to bring cash to court. He doesn’t. My attorney being nice and thinking he’s a friend of mine goes to court without the money. Guy gets a great deal and that’s it. Follow-up with the OT’r a multitude of times and he just plays stupid. Really pisses me off…

Last time I help OT out.

FYI don’t deal with 99% of OT IRL business.

My example…

Cliffs: OT’r gets into trouble with the law. Needs an attorney ASAP. I have connections and make a few phone calls and get him represented the next day for his trial/hearing. My attorney tells him to bring cash to court. He doesn’t. My attorney being nice and thinking he’s a friend of mine goes to court without the money. Guy gets a great deal and that’s it. Follow-up with the OT’r a multitude of times and he just plays stupid. Really pisses me off…

Last time I help OT out.

most of ot is like that, there are a few that I trust and some that will vouch for me, it also helps if members have a track record of doing good work or trust worthy

There are a several I know IRL that I would help out but the majority are like my case in point.

No, because its not the design, its the content. This has been proved numerous times. If someone can quickly and easily find what they want, it does not matter what the site looks like.

And unless you had it in a contract that he was to create an original design, I wouldn’t say he did anything wrong.

FYI don’t deal with 99% of OT IRL business.

My example…

Cliffs: OT’r gets into trouble with the law. Needs an attorney ASAP. I have connections and make a few phone calls and get him represented the next day for his trial/hearing. My attorney tells him to bring cash to court. He doesn’t. My attorney being nice and thinking he’s a friend of mine goes to court without the money. Guy gets a great deal and that’s it. Follow-up with the OT’r a multitude of times and he just plays stupid. Really pisses me off…

Last time I help OT out.

Since you didn’t know him, I’d say it was your bad. Poor judgement.

I help people out on here a lot, and i’m 10/10 so far. Just gotta make sure you know em well enough to put your neck on the line

there are a lot that I would not trust, but there are some great stand ups too that will go that extra mile to help people and they usually make up for the idiots out there too

five….

five dollar…..

five dollar poster shop!!!

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sorry… had to… Reviewing site now.

lol, for $1K and over a year, you most likely could have had a custom cart.

I’m sorry, but unless he made it COMPLETELY CLEAR that his site was a default template, then he’s ripping him off.

This.

Whether it was a misunderstanding or not, the "developer" KNEW what he was doing..

Since you didn’t know him, I’d say it was your bad. Poor judgement.

I help people out on here a lot, and i’m 10/10 so far. Just gotta make sure you know em well enough to put your neck on the line

He’s a very well known poster bro. Always been pretty cool with me up until this point.

Uhhh whoever is saying you almost got you rmoneys worth does not know what the fuck they are talking about, there is almost 0 customization there. a logo that takes 2-5 minutes to create all on the default template. That’s not anything near $1k’s worth of work period.

However unless a requirements doc was in place before the project was started the blame lies in both hands. Even if you only paid $100 i would still have a written requirements doc so everything was laid out and to be expected in addition to a work order or short contract of work.

You definitely got ripped off.

Btw i would not waste time launching that site, there is no usability in it whatsoever, no direction and no clear messeges.

Whichever dummy i just read saying design doesnt matter has no idea what he is talking about either. Unless you plan on selling 5, $5 posters a year. then go ahead and launch it.

Oh PS, i only distinctly remember one member specifically mentioning he "does magneto" and thats pharmokan…. is that who did it?

lol at all you in-house kittens, getting hard for a gangbang over this thread.

$1000 for what OP got is reasonable, IMO, based on the fact that mr. dev was making something for a client unable to give specific technical directives.

I hired someone to do a website (dont know anything about design) and i would like to get people opinions on it.
thanks

As for the ‘I waited one year’ complaint by the OP, I reckon that says more about him than the ‘shady’ developer he’s bemoaning, lol

Cliffs:

1. dumbass gives vague directives and throws down cash without a clue
2. lets a developer off the hook for one year
3. blames others for the failing of his project
3. seeks retribution via forum posts

$1000 for a 1 year job is not a decent amount of money