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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by janitorC7, Sep 24, 2006.

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Do you like it

Poll closed Sep 29, 2006.
  1. It Rox

    16.7%
  2. its pretty cool

    16.7%
  3. its ok

    33.3%
  4. ehhhhh

    33.3%
  1. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    #1
    Ok, I'm designing ]this for a company, I have 2 pages done so far, but its a reasonable idea of what it will look like, so comments much appreciated, and how much do you think I should charge for this

    http://fairwayreversemortgages.com/

    Give me some ideas, improvements? changes????

    Cooper
    Ceek
     
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

    zarathustra

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    #2
    It's a bit bland - I like clean design, but there is a bit of a "clunkiness" to the font sizes.

    There needs to be, in my oppinion, a better distinction between navigation/content area.

    But the biggest thing that bugs me: the stock photo. I understand its probably an FPO image, but isn't a reverse mortgage a loan on the equity you have built up in a house you already own? If so, why would people be so happy over buying a house (no equity, unless you count any down payment)?

    What i am trying to say, is that the image should say that you own a house, you have made payments, now you can take advantage of the equity in your house.

    Anyway, hope that helps.
     
  3. Xeem macrumors 6502a

    Xeem

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    #3
    Well, for one thing, I wouldn't have the recap title towards the top of the overview page. A recap should be at the end of a page, not the beginning.
     
  4. janitorC7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    #4
    Thanks!!

    Firstly, the stock photo is only there as a placeholder. The client has not selected the photo they want yet so I just put that up as a temp, if you look close you can see the watermark, I didnt buy it, so just temp while in design. As for your other comment, I agree 1000%, but they wanted to keep it with one main color, the target audiance is 65+ so he wanted to keep it simple. as for the text size, same reason. so if anybody has an idea of how I can make it better without sacrifcing the simplicity....

    as for my how much should I charge question, I;m still not sure, this is without a doubt the most simple website that I have ever designed, I usually do work in the $700-$1,200 range, with databases, flash and all that, so I dont really know what to charge for this, any ideas any body


    THANKS

    Cooper
    Ceek
     
  5. nightelf macrumors 6502

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    I would reduce the font size of the Nav on the top. Probably smaller and without the dots under them.

    Don't use too many tables. Try to use standard tags like <h1>, <h3>, etc for titles. Its also easier to mantain with CSS.

    I am not sure that Book Antigua will work on a PC, there is a list of "safe" fonts for HTML.
     
  6. tominated macrumors 68000

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  7. janitorC7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    ooooooo, thats right. I totally fergot about Book Antigua not working well on PC's...... Damn I hate thoes things. as for the tables, I'm using them because of a accessability thing I'm trying to program. its hard to explain

     
  8. janitorC7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    #8
    oh thanks, didnt realize that. hmmmm strange 2


     

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