Thanks CrossCountry, but just to clarify, I don't own the site, it is owned by EricB.
Thank you for your feedback, and I agree we do need a more professional website. The problem I ran into was before I built this website I taught myself how to build a website using w3schools and notepad which you can probably tell from the look of the site. We were focused on getting the site up and live and creating great functionality that the design had kind of taken a back seat. My business partner and I have discussed developing a more professional looking website, but it's hard to focus on that instead of adding in new features. We have also toyed with the idea of adding videos to show case the functionality, but we wanted create a new site design before investing a lot of time into videos only to have to re-shoot them with the new design. Thanks for your advice but I do have one question what did you mean by "It this a DYS website?" What exactly is a DYS website?I lik your concept, to help bosses schedule the day's work for their employees. However, your website does not look very professional. It this a DYS website? Since you are trying to reach professionals and people who will be relying in your web service, I suggest you get a better design.
Definitely move fast with the production of video so that viewers can get a sense of the interface and operability of your product. I for one, don't sing up just to see what you have to offer. It takes time and I have to give you my info just to see...
I think the business schedule website is a very interesting idea Eric. I found myself considering ways I might use it.
I do have a concern. I have perused the site but have not used it so please take this with a grain of salt. Is it possible that publicly listing where an employee will be and when might open them to a possible physical security risk?
In other words if an internet predator knew where and when an employee might be couldn't they be there and do something bad?
While building the site we had the same concerns about security and safety for the people using the site. That is why we took security measures such as, having a dedicated IP, adding an SSL certificate, scanning for viruses, etc. We also have permissions that can be set within the site by the managers. A manager can allow their employees to only see their own schedule if they would like to limit them from seeing other employees schedules. Also, in order to view the schedules online you must log in, they are not publicly listed. If someone wanted to somehow view the businesses schedules they would first have to register as an employee using the unique business id for that business. If they somehow knew the business id they would need to be approved by the manager to gain access to the schedules. I think every website should take security very seriously.
Great site; very cool idea. Bookmarked it to share with a few colleagues.
Looks cool. Thanks.
Thanks for the clarification Eric, I'll be sharing this one around as well.
The idea of the site is very unique! Good luck with it.
That is a great little site idea you got right there, I see a great future for it if you can make a little more improvements on the design. I could see myself using it if I had a big business that was hard to keep track of how many workers schedule.. Keep up the good work.
The idea is unique, I like it! Good luck with the website
The idea of the site is really great and impressive.If it is more modified with some images/colors and graphics then it would be more beautiful.
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Thanks so much everyone for the great advice. Something a lot of people said was the site design needed to be changed around. We listened, and actually we just made some pretty big changes to the look and feel of the site. It's not perfect and we'll be working on the design a lot in the coming months, but it's a pretty good start.
The idea is good. To get more response, it would be good to have 2 package plan. Basic plan is free all the time, premium plan is subscription services with advance features.
Thanks Patrick, we actually toyed with that idea as well. We only recently put pricing on the site, and have been playing around with how to do it so we may change it to something like you described. We actually haven't fully rolled it out yet either and haven't started charging businesses yet. We are planning on doing that at the beginning of next year.