Men and Trucks

After I had purchased a few Taiwanese editions of Marie Claire from a Chinese bookstore and was en route to acquire my drug of choice, I saw a bright orange truck with the words “College Hunks Hauling Junk” emblazoned across its side.  Now, that’s pretty clever and definitely sounds better thanTwo Men and a Truck,” I thought to myself.

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The marketing/branding group of College Hunks should be proud because while I’ve seen trucks from Two Men many times on the roads, I’ve never felt motivated to look up their company online to find out more information until now.*  I prefer the College Hunks’ truck, but I can’t say I’m partial to their web site.**  Firstly, their colors make me think of Gatorade coolers or Home Depot rolling around in Teletubby Land.  Secondly, there is no legal footer!  No information on who maintains their website or powers it.  I’ve lost count of the number of web sites that don’t update the year on their legal footer, but to have none at all?

Gasp~!!~ Gasp~!!~

Two Men’s site has too much blue (makes me think of Vitamin Shoppe stores) and too large a font, but their legal footer is current and indicates that webTRAIN powers their site.

Which one do you like more in terms of design and intuitive navigation? Have any of you employed the services of either company, if so, what was your experience like?
CHHJ

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*But I’m not sure how pleased College Hunks’ corporate personnel should feel especially since they’ve inadvertently compelled me to research their competition.  Although the Hunks may be targeting niches within the pool of potential customers, the industry is still about relocating objects from Point A to Point B.  If I didn’t feel like moving items myself and had the time/resources to give each company an audtion run, I would.

If anyone from College Hunks happens to be reading this post, get that legal footer on your page. Toute de suite!

**The College Hunks site does, however, get brownie points for having their CSS declarations above their javascript code.  Why does that matter? If a customer is loading your web site on a slow machine or browser, having CSS first will at least expedite the display of graphics.  If the javascript were first, a person could be staring at a page in “loading” purgatory for an amount of time that would exceed their patience and force them to think your page is up to no good or isn’t worthy of their attention.

4 thoughts on “Men and Trucks

  1. Christopher

    Another reason not to have guys from College Hunks moving your stuff is that, even though they’re college hunks, they’re still college students, and so might be thinking too much about Sartre and Existentialism, and thinking too little about where to put your stuff.

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    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Or maybe the Hunks just have to look like college students. They could be working on their PhDs or be old enough to run for US Senate; or better yet, be carved from the same source material as Scott Wolf. He was in his early twenties when he played a high school student in Party of Five (1994-2000) and then proceeded to pass as college-aged for the better part of the 21st century.

      At least it’s not called Frat Hunks Hauling Junk.

      Reply
  2. Christopher Jackson (@ChrisTheHunk)

    Hey sittingpugs,

    My name is Chris Jackson, and i’m the recently appointed Director of Marketing and Branding for College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a well thought out post about our website. Just so you know, we are going to be launching a new website before May 1st, and i’d love to have you check out the new one when it’s ready. I think you’ll like the major improvements we’ve made and the way we’ve chosen to display our suite of Moving, Junk Removal, Donation Pickup, Storage and Labor services.

    I’d love to maybe give you a sneak peak when we get closer to launch and get your feedback. If you like what you see then maybe we can persuade you to right an updated review after it goes live!

    Thanks again, all us HUNKS really appreciate your feedback!

    oh and to the other Christopher that commented above: we say HUNKS stands for “Honest. Uniformed. Nice. Knowledgeable. Students.”. It doesn’t mean only college students, but more that we are all students of life, students of “HUNK University”, and striving to grow everyday to make the world around us a better place. Our mission as a company is to “Move The World”.

    I promise our HUNKS are not daydreaming. They are all AMSA ProMovers, Certified Packers/Loaders and they will treat your belongings with the care and respect that they would their own grandmothers belongings. Send us a reply on twitter (www.twitter.com/CollegeHunks) next time you need some items moved or removed and we will give you $25 off just for giving us a chance to WOW you with our stress-free service.

    Reply
    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your autograph. I’d love to take a stroll through the “soft opening” of College Hunks’ redesign. Email me when it’s ready. You can find my address at the bottom of the About page.

      Reply

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