A website for a club I'm in at PSU - Please critique

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by johnbro23, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I put together the homepage (none of the links are active) for this club I'm in. It's called Sapphire Student Advisory Board. All of the content is just test content.


    I'm looking for feedback! Thanks!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I think it's generally very cute and easily navigable. I find it a little visually distracting that the white blocks and shadowing are drawn in such a way that they are in front of the boxes with the text in them and that the text appears on the "background" when you scroll over it... it just seems kind of backwards to me. Not in a seriously bad way, but I don't particularly like that. It might be a little better if the text in the big box were not shadowless... because that particularly makes it look as if it is awkwardly at the "bottom of the well."

    Also in Firefox, I see this problem -- there is a residual ring around the previously highlighted menu item:


    And actually a separate problem in Safari -- the cut-outs are not aligned with the overall bar:


    But overall, very nice work!
  3. MatthewCobb macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    Very nice. I find the shadowed text a bit fussy myself (less is more), and I'm not sure what the point was of the rather clever transition in the picture on the bottom left. I'd make it a bit simpler, graphically-speaking myself (this website is a good example of simplicity!). But good work!
  4. andy89 macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2005
    Folkestone, England
  5. Lau Guest

    In Camino the white is aligned, but the diagonal stripes aren't:


    But I think it's nice and clean and easy to navigate overall. :)
  6. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2006
    Great design! I also had some problems with alignment (the one mentioned, and on the "Perspectives" box) I really like it! I'm using Safari, by the way.
  7. rock6079 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004

    yah im also getting those alignment issues in safari
  8. xoreu macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2006
    I also like the design of the site.
    One suggestion though: if you're planning having fairly long pages of information, I'd reconsider the layout with text in a box scrollable by two buttons. The idea and implementation is nice, but: when I surf, I'm very big on the scroll wheel, so it creates a small annoyance if I suddenly can't use it. I'm sure there are others like me, and having lots of text squeezed into a small box can be become hard to read.

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