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I need an Honest Review/Opinion!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by agentk007, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. agentk007

    agentk007 Junior Member

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    Hi,
    There are few things in life I hate more than having someone redo my website because I am terrified of the outcome.

    I had an idea for me site (see here) but hired someone to do a design for me (see here). Though I believe this guy is a genius and did a great job, what is your take on the new design?

    I once heard that keeping the design light was important. What do you say? How about that grey background and the beautiful dark colors?

    I need your honest feedback. Would the design make or break the deal if you were the customer?

    What is your first impression of the site?

    AgentK007
    PS: - Not sure if this is the right category, its the best I could find. Mod could you move it to the right one if this one is wrong?
     
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  2. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i like the lighter one better. not that the other one is bad but i think a light background with bold headlines and links is best. imho
     
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  3. agentk007

    agentk007 Junior Member

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    I hear ya. What if the text grey was made lighter (perhaps white)?

    I myself love the new design, but am worried about the conversion ratio on it.

    I guess the only way to know for sure is to test it!
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    IMO there isn't enough contrast in the text colors in the banner up top on the dark one. Keep in mind a lot of people with far worse vision than yourself will need to be able to use your site without much trouble or they'll just go somewhere else.
     
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  5. agentk007

    agentk007 Junior Member

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    Very good feedback!

    You brought up some very valuable facts!

    Thank you!
     
  6. sebamann1

    sebamann1 Junior Member

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    maybe lighten the gray in the header up a tash, it makes your blue text in the logo quiet painful to read. further to that, i love the new design. honestly.
    but yeah, it's prolly just a matter of testing what conversts best.
     
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    yousefgreat Regular Member

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    Kon, nice to be seeing you here :)
     
  8. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Honest opinion?
    This is coming from a graphic designer

    1. Gray is in, but lighter grays, that gray is to dark.
    2. Blue + Gray = Horrible combination.
    3. Typography: The "Search" under "EMPIRE" doesn't align.
    4. Space it out by like 3 pixels. (The 3 lines of words)

    5... Please don't ever use dark blue and dark gray, EVER.

    Here are the better color choices:

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    Tell him to use the Eyedropper tool in Photoshop, pick the colors and switch it with the design. Literally takes 30 seconds.
     
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  9. agentk007

    agentk007 Junior Member

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    Shhhhhh... I am one of the good guys, LOL!

    Why am I not surprised seeing you here... too funny. What a small world!

    Thanks for the responses everyone. These are good/solid reviews!

    Here is the latest: http://i45.tinypic.com/awuiyc.jpg

    AgentK007
     
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  10. downloadqz

    downloadqz Newbie

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    If you are going minimalistic follow Jason Fladlien- there's lots of his stuff on the BHW forum.
     
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