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fox10078

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Nov 6, 2009
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Hello,

I'm building a site for a friend. Quite simple only 4 pages. Just want some opinions on the looks, transitions. Etc. content isn't complete, films page only has one as an example for rest.

Works best in safari/chrome ATM.

Flashfadedproductions.com
 

Albright

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Aug 23, 2011
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Try browsing that site with a browser with JavaScript disabled. Whoops!

Invisible text like that might also be a problem for SEO purposes - I think most smart spiders check to see if text is hidden by CSS to avoid being spammed by invisible text that normal users wouldn't see.

The text fading is a cute trick, but like most cute tricks, it may cause more problems than it solves.
 
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Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
If you just want to know that it works...Then yes it does. Choice of headline font (depends on what you are trying to achieve here) seems a little comic.

Background and the star effect are good and will make text stand out as you develop, but the basics are important. Get them right from the start...Going back is a Pain in the you know what!
 
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manueld

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Jun 8, 2009
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Honestly, it looks very amateurish, i feel like you're throwing in the kitchen sink, for the sake of throwing them in. The design I feel like would detract from the content instead of highlighting it.
 
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lucasgladding

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Feb 16, 2007
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Waterloo, Ontario
Honestly, it looks very amateurish, i feel like you're throwing in the kitchen sink, for the sake of throwing them in. The design I feel like would detract from the content instead of highlighting it.
Agreed. Simplifying could do a lot for the site. Sharpening up the corners (smaller radius) and removing glows/shadows would address the issues that make it feel "amateurish" for me. As they are a production company, you can use their work in a simple layout to add some appeal.

Regarding the text being hidden, just removing the body display:none in the CSS file should address the issue. Your JS is already hiding the content on ready so it can be faded in.
 
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fox10078

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Nov 6, 2009
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Thanks for the opinions. I'll try and tighten it up and make it cleaner and simpler.
 
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Comeagain?

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Feb 17, 2011
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Spokane, WA
Your title for the first page is "FLash faded productions".

And, on an iPad, the text scrolling and transitions are quite awkward.
 
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ezekielrage_99

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Oct 12, 2005
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It's amateurish and reminds me of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show" for some reason, personally for what you're trying to do I'd think a Wordpress portfolio site with Vimeo would be a better option.

You'd be better off purchasing a good quality Wordpress theme then modding it to a look and feel that's consistent with the brand's ideals, it would be easier to maintain and easier to post new stuff and update the existing content when needs be.

I'd suggest checking out Theme Forest and Wordpress.org it would be a good to get your head around the backend and what is possible theme-wise.
 
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