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janitorC7

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Original poster
Feb 10, 2006
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California
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
 

zarathustra

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Jul 16, 2002
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Philadelphia, PA
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.
 

Xeem

macrumors 6502a
Feb 2, 2005
905
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Minnesota
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.
 

janitorC7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 10, 2006
634
16
California
zarathustra said:
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.
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
 

nightelf

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Mar 25, 2003
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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.
 

janitorC7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 10, 2006
634
16
California
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

nightelf said:
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.