Critique Site Mock-Up

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by dpaanlka, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Working on this site for a fictional car company for a class project (the car pictured is not sold in the United States so nobody will know). This is the design so far:

    http://www.danpalka.net/ironclad/

    Your thoughts? Feel free to ask any questions about how it works.
     
  2. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Is it Just a picture?
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    By the looks of the original design it appears as if it's going to be working via flash?

    Overall impression is very professional, a working example will be stunning. :)
     
  4. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes

    Yes it'll be my first really big flash project!
     
  5. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    i think it looks good, and should be fairly easy to chop up into smaller pictures to fit into HTML and/or css
     
  6. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that looks really nice! Looks very similar to other car sites, but also seems really clean. Good job.
     
  7. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    looks nice but I absolutely hate flash sites, they annoy me when I cant go back a page using my button on my mouse or they take so long loading due to all the 'pretty' animations
     
  8. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    Looks great. Very professional, and clean. I like it. Casn't ait for a working working demo.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I mirror this statement. It is a very nice, classy design for what appears to be a classy car company. Well done.
     
  10. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Wow I was definitely expecting more criticism than that - thanks everybody!

    Well, it won't be entirely flash - there will be a lot of flash inside normal HTML pages so back buttons will work. I totally agree with your opinion about 100% flash sites.
     
  11. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    It's actually quite nice, I do have one suggestion, with the drop down menus I would suggest having them go down instead of across like that.

    The reason for this is that I find it's quit easy (and annoying) to move your mouse across the menu and thus outside the "hot" area and then the menu closes. So your user is stuck moving there mouse down and across instead of just straight down.

    It's not a huge thing, it's just the way I prefer to do drop downs myself.
     
  12. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hmm well what actually I was thinking was instead of menus that fly out when you roll over them, you have to click on the model family, like 400, 600, etc... and the menu will expand sideways and remain there until you click a different model, it will also be visible by default if you are looking at a specific model's page, such as 930i, 930ti etc...

    I agree I hate those types of menus too. I supposed I can consider traditional drop-downs as well.
     
  13. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    ahh in that case roll on! Your 2 steps ahead of me it seems.

    Nice work though.
     
  14. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hopefully I haven't broken off more than I can chew - I'm entirely unexperienced in flash stuff.
     
  15. adom macrumors 6502

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    ha, good choice of car. That's a Rover is it not?
     
  16. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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  17. JNB macrumors 604

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    Very nice, clean, understated, pretty good visual flow. I'd browse a while. My only thought is the model designation being shown three times in a small area ("960ti") in three different sizes, and two orentations. That's not counting its appearance in the body text (three more times).

    So, I guess it's really less of a web design critique (which is better than my no-talent self could come up with in a year) and more of a marketing one. Still, it looks great! A-
     

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