Starting a Development site
Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:23 PM
I am starting to develop a development website and would like other people to advise me on how my layout looks and what they think can be better. I am open to all advice.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:19 AM
There are lots of colors - reds, blues, purples, greens... etc. which don't seem to serve a purpose. Color defines space, catches the eye and creates/diminishes importance of elements on a page, etc. Try picking just two (or three max) that compliment each other and work within those colors and their gradients to create a unified color scheme.
There are too many graphical elements competing for attention. I see a marine logo, circuit board, site logo, big purple areas, icons, etc. Try choosing just one theme to start with. Tone down your big purple areas. That login box, and menu are just plain imposing - IMO, subtle gradients are better than big obnoxious ones.
As far as structure goes what you have seems alright. Implementing liquid design is harder than keeping it static. Try to match all your text fonts, I see some times and tahoma in mixed up in there. Also, are all the ads REALLY necessary? Do they generate enough revenue that its worth taking up all that valuable page real-estate? Ads generally detract from the quality of your page, but thats for you to decide.
Good job on being XHTML compliant. Make sure you continually check that as you update the site.
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Student: Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech College of Computing
Posted 01 November 2006 - 06:11 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:02 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:41 PM
I'll be polite, and say it's "not very good".
I'm not going to bore anyone talking about colour schemes, layout and mood settings, just: "try again". Look at professional competitors and learn.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:04 AM
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:11 PM
Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:13 AM
If web design is going to be your business, then that design is going to drive the customers away. A designer's site ought to showcase talents and turn lookers into buyers. Your's won't.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:46 AM
"Thoroughly horrid" comes to mind.
lol.. Don't hold back on him..
Posted 04 November 2006 - 02:05 AM
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