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Which one do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Scorpion Ghost, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    So I'm trying to style the homepage of my website. I have 2 designs, and need some opinions.

    Here are 2 screenshots of my homepage:

    1. http://i59.tinypic.com/ih34t1.png
    2. http://i57.tinypic.com/t96sfm.png

    (sorry for outgoing links, I can't upload image here for some reason and can't link URL either)


    Do you prefer the first pic, the second, or none?

    And if it's none, then please say why and what do you think I should do?

    Thank you.
     
  2. nocare

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    I prefer the second one. The box shadow and background on the first one just looks ugly where the second one is a more modern flat design.

    The title text above content sections doesn't sit well with me.
    I would remove the underline, italic and keep it flat with a bold font.

    I'm no designer, so take my opinions with a grain of salt.
     
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  3. Altaner

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    Second one look fine, more pro
     
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  4. MrBlue

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    +1 on the 2nd look as well.
     
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  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Definitely the second design. The second design has a very clean look to it, unlike the first design where it has generic CSS rounding and border styles applied to the boxes on a grey background.
     
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  6. Scorpion Ghost

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    Thanks everyone!

    I worked long and hard yesterday and created something in-between the two designs above, and also added a blog posts slider widget, as you will see below. Check the following two:

    1. http://i62.tinypic.com/ruoaqw.png
    2. http://i57.tinypic.com/2vnnw3a.png

    I like the new design, and I think it's a bit different and unique. There's only one thing I can't decide. In the first photo you see the blog post widget has one background, while in the second photo it has a different background.

    Which one do you prefer?


    p.s that slider switches posts automatically, so it makes the homepage there responsive. I like it :)
     
  7. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You took 1 step forward and 3 steps backwards with that design. If I had to pick a design, I would say, "1, but only if the grey background is removed".

    I really liked the original second design; it had an organised look to it and it made me feel like I was looking at a trustworthy website; the kind of trustworthy website that says, "Hey, don't be afraid, come on in and look at our stock". It's the kind of website, Scorpion Ghost, that has the modern look that teens crave but with the welcoming feeling of a mom and pop shop. You had a good thing going there, Scorpion Ghost, and it looked like it would've been great, too.
     
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  8. ekapek

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    Second one from the first post is the best for me, but it need some tweaks
     
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  9. Scorpion Ghost

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    Okay. Thanks a lot everyone. I appreciate you all.

    I made a few more small adjustments and changed that background photo of that slider widget to something simpler and more elegant, I'd say.

    Here it is: http://i59.tinypic.com/2dj0u80.png

    I'll leave it like that for now, and eventually, of course, I can change it again...


    Well, after two months working on this site, I'm finally reaching a point where I am content with everything and I can soon start promoting the site. I can't wait to start promoting it. I have no money to invest, but I have 24 hours per day free, and knowledge, and BlackHatWorld ;)


    If anyone has any suggestions feel free to throw them at me. :)
     
  10. sunshne

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    the second one must be better, it is more suitable for your site, and the color is very nice
     
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  11. Zwielicht

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    All right, that looks fine to me. The borders surrounding the body content are subtle, but noticeable enough to let you know that the content is separate.
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    Buddy, Go for the 2nd theme....looks impressive.
     
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  13. Scorpion Ghost

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    Yes. That's Exactly what I did. Subtle, but noticeable. It was a bit too "flashy" before. :)

    You rock man. Awesome pic by the way. Put a smile on my face haha

    :clap2:

    Now, to make a better alternative to fiverr... and one more thing...

    321.jpg
     
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  14. Y Not Hub

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    Second design is best mate. looks good:You_Rock_
     
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    The second one, without any doubt.

    It looks more professional, better overall. Go with that. The first design looks outdated.
     
  17. Kusanagi123

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    The first one looks better (y)
     
  18. Nexuz1990

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    second bro, the first one looks amazing -> 10 years ago.