yes another site critique/ how much should i charge thread

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  1. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    if i designed this for a customer, how much should i charge/ would you charge? also, insult me constructively!

    linkness

    edit: also can anyone tell me how this looks on ie? damn PCs...
     
  2. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    esthetically the graphics are very well done. Very clean & smooth looking.

    however everything strikes me as being very large, I'd scale the buttons and such down as well as adding more to it. It seems like your trying to make a very little bit of content take up a lot of room.

    But as I said visually it is appealing in that "do not lick OS X" kinda way.
     
  3. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    ...do you really want your address posted publicly like that??? :confused:

    Otherwise, I think the site looks very good (although I would remove the 'title' for you concept television show...not because it's not cool, but just because I think it's a little bit random...)

    On the whole, once the portfolio is added, it should be terrific.

    I also, however, agree that everything seems a bit large (the buttons and the text) - good job, though :)
     
  4. virus1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    good point about the address.. i guess i will also take the title down. i guess i just wanted to put something up there.

    now prices do you guys think is fair?
     
  5. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    To be honest, we can't really judge what a 'fair' price would be based on this singular site - you'd need to build up your portfolio a bit more before we could make a fair guess...

    ...additionally, I see more and more web-designers charging based on the number of pages/features of a particular website, rather than the number of hours they put into constructing the website.

    For example, you could charge a minimum of say 50 bucks a site, and than 10-20 dollars for every sub-page after that...or something :eek:
     
  6. virus1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so i shrunk it, but it may be too small now... don't try links, they don't work.. i really don't know what else to put on the front page..
     
  7. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    It's still pretty "big". And maybe it's the drop shadow, but the circle of the logo doesn't seem to quite match the circle cut-out in the background.

    For charging, for simple brochure-ware sites (5-15 pages), I usually estimate around 10 hours as a starting fee + an hour per page. More complex sites, or ones that use trickier stuff like databases and interactive features go up considerably from that.

    Is this site for you or are you doing web design for a customer that claims to do web design? The services page is all over the place - offering so many different services I'm left less convinced that they'd actually be really good at any of them.

    As to what to put on the front page - how about what they do. Not a bad thing to know up front. As a customer I'd be more interested in knowing that than that you'll be spending time watching Lost when you should be doing my work.
     
  8. virus1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah i reset the size because i had to link it to a client and it needed to be working..

    its my site, but i am wondering what to charge for future clients. i see what you mean about the services. a few of those i just did once or twice and really have no experience in, others im improving at.

    thanks for the good advice. i think that is the fairest pricing system: just a per hour rate, and estimating on the hours it will take, perhaps using a standard system.
     
  9. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... your website in IE.
     

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  10. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Hey...I know I've already posted in this thread a few times, but I just wanted to comment on the logo...

    I really like it. As someone said before, it's very apple-like. Did you design it yourself?
     
  11. virus1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ya i did.. i used the same techniques as my tar. i am fairly new to icon design, and am mostly limited to icons like that.

    thanks for the kind words! :D
     
  12. virus1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ack! *twitches ... ;)

    so it looks like the png needs background work and the side bars won't seem to stretch.. any ideas to make them stretch?
     
  13. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    yeah, transparent PNG's don't work in IE...I guess M$ thought they would be of too much use to us web people.
     
  14. Josh macrumors 68000

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    You can make IE use PNG's alpha transparency, however it takes javascript to do it.

    There's more info about it here.

    I'm also unable to view your site - did you take it down?
     
  15. virus1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i didn't, but i cant load it either.. guess free hosts arent the right solution :rolleyes:

    anyone know any decent free hosts without ads? (preferably with ftp)
     
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    I could host your site. I will admit right off the bat that I don't have the world's fastest server, but it is reliable.:D
     

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