Website welcome page design.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by waloshin, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I was wondering could somebody help me design a welcome page for my website. This is the welcome page i am currently working on , is it too simple.

    home.libertycrd.com

    I reallly like this website welcome page: jeepz.com
     
  2. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    wow thats going to start an old argument...

    *runs and hides*
     
  3. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    waloshin - you might want to clarify what your budget is for this project. Otherwise, people here might think you're asking for free work.
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well i am not asking for someone to totally design it, just some pointers on colors, and a simple layout.
     
  5. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    Swiftlives - I'll be surprised if we get a response saying the op will pay the going rate, this is a forum and we all offer to do our work for free remember :rolleyes:

    To waloshin - there are rules in place regarding the request for free work.

    edit (in relation to above)
    Um you've already said you like the second site so work around that concept, there isn't too much else that we can do without totally designing it for you :rolleyes:
     
  6. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    If you come up with a proof layout of what you think you would like, we would be happy to give you advice on layout and colours to make it better but we won't create the whole design for you.
     
  7. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering when someone would post that link :D
     
  8. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    There needs to be a sticky that says "asking for help is forbidden"
     
  9. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    What can I say I like being the first person to post it :D

    Helping a person is one thing asking to create a design which does take time, effort and resources with the appropriate restitution is where I draw the line.
     
  10. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Tell me about it - I worked on a job for nearly 50 hours (had to colour correct about 100 images on screen then print out hundreds on colour prints) then for the client to walk away from the job, all because the sale rep wouldn't return his calls and the boss didn't get deposit or get him to sign a contract.
     
  11. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I had a similar thing happen as well... I created a surf report for a broadcaster which right at the last minute after 8 revisions was axed only for them to develop it in house for free...

    I love what I do but I hate being taken for a ride.
     
  12. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    Colors and a simple layout = design. Sorry.

    That being said, if you'd like to post what you've come up with so far, we'll be more than happy to give some pointers. But please show us that you've made an honest effort to do this project yourself. Otherwise, this thread is going to become a dark and scary place very quickly.

    Asking for help is not forbidden! Please don't spread that misconception.

    The only thing we ask is for people to make a good-faith effort to initiate a project themselves. From there, we're all very happy to share tips and pointers and give advice. Where we draw the line is where people ask us to do initial conceptual work for them.
     
  13. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Great post, and I totally agree with you. It's not the critique or sharing ideas people have an issue with it doing work for nothing which is a gripe with 90% of designers out there.
     
  14. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Here is what I got so far: libertycrd.com

    Does this welcome page make you want to explore the site or just leave? Is that background too harh?
     
  15. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    My question is, why even have this page? Make a real homepage as this is not helping you at all. You lose most people on a page like this.

    -gl
     
  16. bbeers macrumors regular

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    Just some thoughts

    I agree, create a homepage instead of a splash page. If you ask me (and in a round about way you kinda did), splash pages are a thing of the past. I have never really liked them. Have you end user go straight into the homepage of the site. If you don't really have a homepage to speak of, pick one of the blog to be a main source of your content and go from there.

    Also I think the logo could use a little work. Changing the font types in the middle of Libertycrd.com makes me see Liberty as a separate word that happens to be next to crd.com. If you use one typeface for LIBERTYcrd.com but use capitals or difference in sizing you can get the same effect, but it will work much better for you.

    Also with the logo, is you primary target Liberty owners or Jeep owners in general. Because right now the text says Liberty, but the logo screams Wrangler. I know that you are using the jeep logo, but maybe play with the same idea, but use the liberty headlight patterns. Just a thought.

    I miss my Jeep


    Brendan
     
  17. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Hint: do not have "welcome page" or splash page
    Make home page instead.
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Has it been updated? I don't see a splash screen.

    The logo could stand to be cleaned up though.
     
  19. bbeers macrumors regular

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    it appears as he has updated the homepage. It doesn't look as it did this morning.
     

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