'Beta' (sorta) site to test

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tominated, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    #1
    Hey guys,
    I'm making a new design for the new version of Radon (a web browser a friend develops with me) and need some advice on aesthetics. The site is at http://radon.tominatedsoftware.com/newsite/. Can you give me any tips (BTW: the content needs to be written properly, I'm just the designer)?
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I'd like to see a bigger margin around the text. Something like 10-15px, and justify it too.

    Breaking down info on the home page and adding some graphics could really make things pop.

    Edit: One more thing, if the header image changed to something relavent for each page that would be cool.

    Great job by the way. Nice clean code. :)
     
  3. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    One small thing. The gif for the rounded corners effect on the top and bottom also includes the diagonal stripes of the background. These lines do not line up correctly, depending on the width of the browser window. Also, when the bottom lines up, the top doesn't, and visa versa.

    It might be best to not include the stripes in the gif, or make it a png just with transparency. I'm guessing you left the background stripes in to make the corner edge be smooth/without jaggies, but if you used a png, it would be smooth without the need to include the background stripes.
     
  4. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    #4
    they are pngs and i am planning to fix that.

    fleetwood mac: I'm going to upload an updated version soon, but i will put some pics and decent sized content once we've decided what to put in
     
  5. Mac Player macrumors regular

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    #5
    Couple of things:

    - the app icon is to small.

    - the menu's text moves between pages

    - I don' t personally like the text over the image.
     
  6. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    I don't like the text at all it makes my eyes uncomfortable. Over all the design feels cramped, feels like the background is more important than the content.
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    • I agree with another poster, that the content needs more padding on the left and right.
    • There's no footer. Should have something at the bottom.
    • The Radon logo at the top-left should probably be bigger since the site is for it. Perhaps have it larger than the menu bar it's on letting it stand out. I also think the logo should be clickable for the home page, as this is a common practice that people expect to be there.
    • Is there going to be a features page? Software always needs one of those.
    • Also I think a screen shots page should be here. I acknowledge this is a work in progress and these points may already be known, but just wanted to mention them just in case.
    • It has a clean look and feel.
     
  8. shaunomacx macrumors member

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  9. notnek macrumors 6502

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    #9
    I agree with the padding of the content area, and some sort of footer.

    ...oh and by the way, you have a typo in your CSS comment. ;)

    Code:
    /*
    Hello there. I guess if you're taking a peek at this,
    you are interested in web-dev. Please feel free to use
    the techniques used in here, but please don't replicate
    the design. If you don't already know, I was trained in
    the art of Ninjitsu. I will hunt you down.
    
    Copyright Thomas Brunoli 2008.
    
    */
     

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