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Rate My Web Design (I feel its too clutterd)

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by simplybebop, Sep 7, 2009.

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  1. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Give me your opinions guys

    IGNORE THE BOTTOM, its only like that till I get everything I need in my content area.
     

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  2. Charas

    Charas Registered Member

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    It's a great design but it's possible it might be a bit funky for $500 a year customers, depends how conservative the market you're aiming for is.
     
  3. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Thanks for the input guys, anybody else have any suggestions?
     
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    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Bump, help me out guys
     
  5. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    In my opinion I would put a slide show somewhere on the site that blends with the layout of previous work for clients you have done. Not to complex just a couple examples.
     
  6. swiftnz

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    For me the text kills it. Try using something like Verdana Or Arial
     
  7. osmose01

    osmose01 Registered Member

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    keep the font but dont put it everywhere, you can keep it for the big Text. And use a regular one for the visibility on the top font and text font + menu
     
  8. sdtopensied

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    I think that the page is a little to "cartoony" (if that's a word) for the type of clients the price aligns you with. The font kills it for me.

    I would go with a different font, something a little more conservative. I would also throw a few images throughout. When I look at the page, I feel like I'm getting ready to read a boring report. Lastly, I would go with a header that is more of a logo/picture than a phrase. That being said, I think you should incorporate your catch phrase into your header somewhere, but it shouldn't be the focal point.

    Your best bet is to look at the sites of other people in NC (I'm from NC BTW) that are doing what you're doing and at a similar price. That will give you a feel for what your customer base expects to see.

    Hope his helps!

    -SDT
     
  9. green-tea

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    Agree with sdtopensied.
    I find the site a bit confronting and the font makes your company and its brand image appear amateurish and childish-now..unless this is the sort of target market if you want to appeal to.
    If I were a non price sensitive serious business I would not want to do business with you...sorry.

    So change the font
    add a few examples of work you have done (perhaps a flash banner)
    add testimonials to the home page
    say in one sentence something that makes me want to do business with you- why you? Do not just focus on the low price- bad idea for you
    ---the no contracts, try for free IS PERFECT! It breaks the trust barrier and allows me to try you without incurring any risks so I would somehow highlight this: new font, colour etc...

    Clean the design up
    you can still have a funky image that is still perceived as a serious business that I as a client can trust

    I am a website designer, marketer...and a potential client so these are my thoughts

    hope this helps!
     
  10. lonojoe

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    - Font is not working for me. This looks like a funny or cartoon like font, try some standard fonts.
    - Home, Pricing, etc. are too feeble to see.
    - Try to add some colors or images, which will aid in a pleasant look.
    - Design is too simplt. (This doesnt imply that you should make it more complex)
    - As you are looking for some business, try some logos also and a company name, which should appear on header.

    Hope atleast one point might be helpful for you.

    Thankyou
     
  11. jnickson

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    The general layout is good. The important content is easily visible and you can understand what the site is about at a glance.

    The font doesn't match the services that you are offering. It also doesnt match well with the font in the upper navigation. Use something more serious -- Frutiger or Whitney would be good choices. Please no Verdana, Arial or Helvetica unless you want to look like everyone else. Also, the line length of the paragraphs is much too long. This decreases legibility, especially together with the font you chose. Try to see how it looks if you split up the paragraphs into two columns.

    Logo up top is WAY too large. And what does iWeb Local and the catchline mean anyway? You may have to rethink your brand identity.

    The Navigation is so small and greyed out that it's barely visible. Make it a bit larger, and give it a different color.

    Use colors sparingly. Choose ONE color, two colors max, and use then ONLY on things that you want to place special attention on.

    Unless it's very important for users to check out your LinkedIn/FB/MySpace/Twitter Pages, I would remove those links from the top and place them somewhere less prominent. Next to the Contact form would be good.

    Definately include a page with some work examples, as mentioned by the posters above me. If you are just starting out, and dont have a lot of references that are online, make it a picture gallery with Web Designs you have done. Have them enlarge with a jQuery Lightboy upon clicking.
     
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    To be honest the design can be improved more. Font selection is not good.
     
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    menu bar font and colour is not visible. need to redesign the menu bar with some more effects.
     
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    1. Font problems.
    2. Header and Body looks weird.
    3. Alignment problems throughout.
    4. Twitter image isn't transparent.
    5. Form looks out of place.
     
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    The font is your biggest problem. The disproportionate size of the font throughout the page doesn't hide the fact that it looks like from a comic book. The form isn't placed properly imho. You should start with this form of the site and do a "blend" into a professional and appealing version based somewhat on your starting design, stating somewhere between the blends "we enjoy being professionals". And store a cookie on the PC so that the first version doesn't appear anymore. :)
     
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    I think its a good design, but the theme doesn't fit your desired target market. Like its quite an informal, cool theme but that doesn't fit the high profile, expensive web designer persona you want to give off.
     
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    I have seen your Web Page Design, it's quite pleasant. But have to change proper font type and style, and make some different color combination with your web page.
     
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    The layout is pretty old. You might wanna work on much more modern layout. Try researching more on minimalist style of designing. You will learn a lot while designing those kinds of website.

    Also, a good knowledge and practice is font is required in this modern era. Start playing a bit more with different font-faces. You can get free commercial fonts at font squirrel and you can use fonts at da font for personal use.

    The coloring of the overall site looks very dull. Overall, it's not really impressive unless this was your first attempt.

    Keep practicing, keep learning and keep researching and trust me you will improve :)
     
  19. todor

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    Not good! I just saw the black color everywhere... I hate black.
     
  20. rosiebrown0

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    Use some bright color and make it some colorful...Fonts are not clearly visible...you can workout on layout..or go for redesign of your website.
     
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