Critique of Design and Layout
Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:17 PM
I would very grateful to hear any comments and/or suggestions etc. on this site I have designed:
Note: There is no text as of yet. The layout, graphics and design is present.
It will be a fluid layout with minimun resolution at 800 x 600.
The horizontal Nav is the primary one. On certain pages the Vertical Nav will be the "sub navigation".
XHTML VERSION = http://skycon.csn.ul...newsite/skynet/
Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:58 PM
- i love the colours. light & cool. i think a few "icons" on their respective sections would be great, in pastel colours.
- the font and font colour could really screw things up, if you decide the wrong size, wrong font, or 'black' as the colour. a dark(ish) grey colour would work quite well, apart from areas that are already grey.
i'm thinking along the lines of a couple of similar 'modern', 'pastel' sites i've seen recently. if i remember the links, i'll throw them over as it might make my points seem a little more valid.
be very interesting to see what you do with it. even if you change the layout, the use of colour is very good so worth keeping.
I say old chap, that is rather amusing!
Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:32 AM
Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:10 PM
The only thing that I noticed is with your top tab buttons. You need to move then down about 5-10px because on the bottom left of all of them you can see the shadow curve which at first glance looks like buttons but the bottoms are cut off.
Little icons would work well on both nav areas.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:16 PM
Mark - thanks, do send on/post etc. any nice links etc. to icons and/or other sites.
Jeff - I indeed see where you are coming from. The gradient on the Vertical Nav is a little extreme, and the gradient on the Search area isn't really required. However, with regards to been "user friendly" - I would have put this as a primary aim. Let me explain: The Vertical Nav menu will only appear on certain pages. I know with its shape and look - it seems like a main Nav menu. I may reduce the size of it a bit so it appears/blends in as a been "Sub Navigation".
Chris - Thanks, I see exactly what you are saying re the 5px at the bottom of the horizontal tabx and the shadow. Icons would be nice, but a lot of work. Im only doing the css and xhtml for this project. ,-) I will see how much I can get out of the photoshop person.
As for pastel colours - well it seems to be coming more fashionable IMO.
I will have a xhtml version ready later on.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:47 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 01:25 PM
The site is finished - well as much as Im going to do
The Home and Services pages work fine. It will have to be integrated with server side code at this stage.
Anyways, just to let ye know what it ended up as -> http://skycon.csn.ul...newsite/skynet/
Other ppl in the society suggested various changes.
Thanks for your comments, feel free to mention any more here.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:06 PM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:39 PM
The left menu, I would suggest switching the background header image with the background footer image. (This way the left menu would fit better into the header banner.)
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