Originally Posted By: DShelton
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Actually, I liked it. It seems I am the only one here that did, notwithstanding the excellent work that Chris does, I thought it looked very professional. That was not a lab coat the woman is wearing but rather a vest. Most real estate professionals are women and I see that as a grab for Real Estate Agents. Most inspectors are men. Safety glasses should always be worn regardless of mowing the grass or inspecting. These are also Canadian people, they may do inspections a little different than we do with different or more or mandated safety equipment worn and the fact that they are wearing safety equipment leads me to feel that they take safety very seriously and will take my inspection very seriously also.
I think most are looking at it with rose-colored U.S. NACHI biased glasses feeling it should look the same. It should have the feel of NACHI (or should it), but with their own distinct images and representation of Canada. But, also not knowing what the true intent of the Canadian site is...is it for them or is it to show off for Nachi-US or is it a nice blend of using the clout of NACHI with meeting the needs of the Canadians; I'm not sure whether it meets your project scope not knowing what the true intent is.
The original NACHI site has a lot of information that at times can be overwhelming to the normal lay person, but beneficial to inspectors. I don't see the site as a "template" site but rather their own beginning site with room to grow and expand. It needs some tweaking but I don't pick up that it is a retail site. I don't like the links over to US Nachi, but rather should create their own and stay within the feel or template of NACHI Canada.
I do think it should reference Canada somewhere other than inside the magnifying glass and in the nachi.ca. It doesn't readily imply it is a Canadian site. Not sure that it needs a Canadian flag, we don't have a US Flag to depict that it is an American site, why do we feel we should place a canadian flag so that the canadians going to it will know it is a canadian site. That's like implying they don't know it is Canadian and since we feel they are so ignorant they don't know they are at a canadian site, we will put their flag there so they will know. No, I think Nachi Canada would be sufficient. I give it a thumbs up for the beginnings of a Canadian site with room to grow.
As far as price, depends on what they are selling. If you want the domain name and it is taken...you pay want they want or find a different name. There isn't a lot of work put into the site, doesn't appear to be a lot of maintenance, but can it be edited to place what you want in there, if it can't, then you will be starting over anyway and all you want is the domain name. Price is a negotiable issue and is only settled when the two parties determine it is settled.