What Do You Guys Think Of These Designs?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by blackosx, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. blackosx macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I just wanted some input on some of the sites im working on:

    www.toppokersites.org

    www.pokerprizes.org

    I have others, but just wanted inputs on those, which i designed for customers. You can criticize the h*ll outta it if you want lol.

    Thanx

    Oh, and both sites done on a mac! Now to design somemore on my new macbook pro! I love it.
     
  2. werther macrumors regular

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    that is a powerful green your using on those sites.
     
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  4. blackosx thread starter macrumors member

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    whats weird is that the pokerprizes one was designed on a pc. The colors on my mac look nothing like the colors on a pc...any pc i go to, the website looks nice. But when i go to my macbook pro..it looks real bright.

    Im looking at it right now on a 3 computers actually..all pcs..and they look great, the green is darker. But on my macbook pro..its bright as hell.

    I wonder if any other designers see this too?
     
  5. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Is your MBP screen calibrated? My experience is that macs are bright/contrasty out of the box. They look good, but aren't true to color. Which is weird, cause you'd think they'd be pretty well calibrated. This is based off of comparison between my company's MBP default color profile and the calibrated profile from an Eye One.
     
  6. blackosx thread starter macrumors member

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    yea i tried it at the apple store as well..it was bright their too. I dont think it does show the true color, its pretty much the oposite. If i have a site that is bright, the macbook pro shows it to be darker, and if the site is dark, the macbook pro shows it brighter.

    Their should be some way to fix this issue. Its not a life or death situation, but as a graphic designer, i dont want to have customers say this is too dark, or this is too bright, and then me have to design it all over again in a diff color scheme.
     
  7. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't matter if you tried it at the Apple store. My point is that all macs come with certain color calibrations, and I think the default on them is to make media, etc... look good, not necessarily accurate. It might make DVD playback look "better" on the mac than on the pc counterpart, but at the same time make websites and the like look washed out.

    Similar to how all iMacs now ship with glossy screens - Apple thinks it makes movies, etc look "better", but it's a given that (current) glossy methods unnaturally "enhance" color.

    You will see the effect you are describing if the macs you are on have much higher brightness and or contrast settings - making the image appear to be washed out. Chances are you colored your images on a budget monitor?
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    He didn't.. I have the same problem.

    On this website ( www.mahalaw.com ), the background is a faded green on my MBP. Windows PC's and my G4 Mini using a 21" CRT see it as a dull gray.
     
  9. Mitou macrumors regular

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    Well I am going to disagree with the other posters on the green issue. I am usually a pretty muted person, don't like bright colors too much, but in this particular topic (poker) I thought it was okay and made a splash, I did not care much for the second one but I loved the green with the strong yellow.
     
  10. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    The 'pokerprizes' site would look better if it was centres! It'll be much nicer to look at. Personaly I quite like the green ;)

    Edit: maybe it's just my browser showing it aligned to the left, I'm browsing from my iPod touch, so it can be hard to judge! Still like the green though!

    Edit Edit: Yeah...just me! Appears normal on my MacBOok!
     
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  13. blackosx thread starter macrumors member

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    pokerprizes.org isnt done yet..still working on it. I just sold toppokersites.org 2 months ago. Will be putting pokerprizes.org for sale in about a month..once completed.

    I just checked pokerprizes again..it is centered.
     
  14. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    The first one looks great. Pokerprizes.org is down says Hostgator 404 Page not found
     
  15. werther macrumors regular

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    Really the site looks fine. I do think the green is harsh. I checked it on a pc and it still looked the same to me. I would recommend a gradient like you see here:

    http://www.prittprosport.cz/

    The red on that site would be way too harsh if not for the gradient. I know gradients are way overused, but I feel here it could really improve the site.

    I do not mean that this issue should hinder you from making the site live; really the site looks good. I just think you could improve it greatly with this five minute touch-up.
     

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