06-20-2004, 12:58 AM
Yola Guys(yo + Hola)! Hey i have a quesiotn for you, im currently working on a new layout for my desing site. I was wondering so far if this looks futuristic yet professional to you?(so far) i'm still workin on the big header part currently:
Mouse Over Buttons Highlighted:
the second one is when you have your mouse over a link or w/e they will change if you know what i mean?
this is only half way done but im jw what yougusy think.
06-20-2004, 09:00 PM
I really like it! What's the page loading times like? I guess on DSL it'll be ok, but on 56K the users might be waiting a while for the page to lOad?
overall though, excellent colours etc!! :thumbsup:
06-21-2004, 03:31 AM
I think the edge of your menu should line up with the edge of the "Latest Client" container. Also, the cut-off icons on the menu look very unprofessional - not to mention that Microsoft would eat your eyeballs (legally speaking :p) if they saw you using their copyrighted products!
Other than that, it's good.
06-21-2004, 04:24 AM
I agree that the bottom left column should line up with the links -- it throws off the structure -- you also 'flipped' the orange bar, that looks a little odd, throws your eyes off. The typography is a little weak, you've got kerning issues -- but overall I think it's a nice design -- looks very techy, but also very template style... so you have a trade. Good color usage and look, but it also looks like it's been done before. Either way, I like the image.
Did you design the graphical background for the blue and gray header? Looks like something I may have seen before, *cough*.
Are those really Microsoft buttons? I'm on a Mac, not sure, but if so -- yeah, that's bad, c'mon. How many people made liquid pill buttons from the mac on every website in the free world. Repeating issues is not good.
I like the look. I like the color scheme, I think it's nicely created, but it looks like it's a template build, with a lot of stuff taken from other sources and rebuilt.
It's common for designers to borrow and steal, that's our business -- but you take a good idea and 'make it better'. You take the look of someone's site and adjust it, rebuild it -- to the point it is their own. Case example, couldn't you take that little Microsoft house, redesign your own with the similiar style/shadow/etc.? It would be 'copying' an idea for inspiration, but the design would be your improvement. All artists do this, but they make it subtle.
I look forward to seeing it get built, I'd like to see how it turns out.:)
06-21-2004, 06:06 AM
you guys are probobly right about the mycrosoft image thingers XD i actualy mad e my own one but it took so long to make the little peopel i almost blew a fuse lol. thank you so much for the feedback and ill make a bit of adjustments XD and no thats not my background for the blue part lol. i dont have 3d studio max installed on this comp, stupid laptop, but i shoul dbe bale to reinstall it once i get my new comp up and running but otherwise i appreciate th great feedback alto it helps.
06-22-2004, 03:41 PM
Stoodder, I find the little icons to be quite distracting and not at all in keeping with the "high tech" look of the page. For me those little icons always remind me of those little plastic toys (lego, fisherprice). And I agree with the others that you really shouldn't use the MS icons. Do you really need the images there? If so, you might try creating images that reflect the "truly inspirational" image at the top.
Also, the grey doesn't quite work for me. It happens to be the default colour on my browser if no colour has been chosen. If the rest of the page used greys, it wouldn't jump out so much. Maybe you could try adding some of the turquoise tone to the grey (still grey but with some turquoise in it)
I hope that all made sense.