Critique our website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sunday, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. sunday macrumors member

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    #1
    My friend has done all the coding so far, i created the design. I'm just looking for options about the colors and the design.
    http://www.electroworks.net/new/
    Thanks!
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    1st you need to know that your thing doesn't work at all,
    2nd you need to know that you should render anything on your end, that is why a browser is used for rendering web pages
     
  3. one3 macrumors regular

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    Just quickly --- there is not much there other than some rounded boxes for anyone to really give any good concrete feedback on design. So much can happen between that and the finished product.
    Second (and I'm not javascript expert) there are some loading slowdowns etc when the site first loads and then on simple things like mouse overs there are rendering delays. Why not just do regular good ol' fashioned HTML browser rendering?
     
  4. macMitch macrumors newbie

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    A good start

    I think you are off to a pretty good start.

    Black is a difficult colour to use on the web. I would suggest a thin grey line around the black/dark rounded boxes. I would use the same grey as the text box.

    Then, create a similar black line around the the grey text box.

    This will create a colour flow to your design, and make things stand out from the screen a bit more.

    Also, how does the logo look without the box? A transparent gif (I prefer pngs) would help or trim out a section of the gradient fill and set the logo on top of that. It will pop more that way.

    Good job. Have fun.
     
  5. one3 macrumors regular

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    I do like the idea (above) about not having the logo in a box ... will open up the design and make it less boxy. My other suggestion is to give the colors in the logo a bit more warmth - the yellow really jumps out against the greys. Maybe make it more 'orangy' ? I guess once you put in some content, lay it out you'll get a better idea if the entire design is working.

    I've had more than one design transform drastically once the content is placed in ... both for the good and for worse depending on the situation. Even if you just use some "lorem ipsum" and filler images just to get a sense of how the finished product looks. To save time (assuming you are familiar with Photoshop) you can just do a mockup of all that right in Photoshop.
     
  6. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    To be honest (In a Simon Cowell sort of way) I really don't care for it. It's a bit big, industrial and boxy looking. I think also the gradient has to go... too 2001. Too much wasted space top right. Site as a whole looks unbalanced.
    The good stuff? The logo isn't too bad.
    Black is a DANGEROUS color, but doe right can be stunning.
    http://coda.co.za/
    http://www.atendesigngroup.com/
    Or pretentious yet intersting
    http://dragoninteractive.com/


    Don't hit me.
     
  7. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    Please take this in the spirit in which it's received - a critique.

    1.) Never make a website that requires JavaScript to render everything
    2.) If you disable styles, you're still using a ton of images for presentation and navigation rather than content. Need to work on the CSS which separates presentation from content.

    Not sure about anything else, because there isn't anything else on the page.
     

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