View Full Version : ResumeHype.com - Review?

04-02-2008, 06:01 PM
Hi Guys,

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04-02-2008, 06:14 PM
very effective idea! the background seems a bit bland, and the dashed bordered input boxes are a little too fancy. other than that, it's very organized and very well done.


04-02-2008, 06:32 PM
ok now tell me one thing.

With the word "fancy" do u mean its not looking good?

04-02-2008, 07:02 PM
I personally don't like the dashed input boxes either. Leave them as solid borders =)

04-04-2008, 10:35 PM
I'm not a fan of the text link decorations, I think lines over the words is strange to me.

It would be good to differentiate contact and support pages, they look identical.

I would suggest a little more on the homepage like a quick 1,2,3 list on how to do it? If I see a nice list quick that helps me understand not only the purpose but the procedure, I'm more likely to poke around more.

Great idea!

04-05-2008, 05:07 AM
Thanx jeremywilken

I will take this into consideration

04-15-2008, 06:36 AM

Have made some changes including the look. Could u plz comment on the same?


ralph l mayo
04-15-2008, 09:46 AM
A few suggestions:

It looks bland because it's monochromatic. Highlights in a coordinating color would help, as would introducing a different background color for the non-boxed elements.

Add more padding where text is less than 3px or 4px from a border. The 'Signup' button resting right on the bottom border of the bottom right box is particularly shabby-looking, and I think the headings could use more margin-left and the inputs more margin-right in both of the right boxes.

Imagine a grid around your design. You don't have to actually make a visible grid but snap the elements to the imaginary lines formed by your strongest horizontal and vertical elements. Specifically, try expanding the content section so the left and right borders of the content areas align with the left and right borders of the header. You might also try to move the site name/tagline around and/or fiddle with the column proportions to align them on a common vertical line, or else move them further apart so they don't almost-but-not-quite correspond. The bottom of the page would also look better if it rested on a common horizontal line, visible or not.

Use a wider gutter between the left and right columns for readability.

The left column looks off because it isn't completely boxed by the border, and all 4 other major elements of the page are completely boxed. I think it looks better though, indicating that you might want to explore getting rid of a lot of the explicit box-look and instead aim for a more implicit structure. I think it would look good if the only borders on the page were the top and bottom of the navigation below the header and a single vertical border on the left column that has padding-left and margin-right appropriate to make it equidistant between the two columns. If you can't move the header picture down so that it includes the top part with the caps (which I think would be good anyway b/c they are such an iconic symbol) either push the whole thing up flush with the top of the page or use a different background color so the cut-off doesn't look weird.

The border around the images in the content area looks good though.

edit: very minor gripe while I'm blathering, put Helvetica ahead of Arial in the font-family list. It's annoying for those of us who have the real deal installed to have to see the clearly inferior knock-off. :P (or it would be if I didn't have Verdana, anyway)

04-15-2008, 11:06 AM
Questions: Aren't the fonts "Helvitia" "Arial" or "Verdana" pre-installed in every OS?? or is it OS specific?

ralph l mayo
04-15-2008, 07:51 PM
Questions: Aren't the fonts "Helvitia" "Arial" or "Verdana" pre-installed in every OS?? or is it OS specific?

It's OS-specific, to a degree. Verdana and Arial are likely to be installed on any non-Linux system (a base Linux install is unlikely to have any of those fonts, and will default to some generic sans). Windows users are unlikely to have Helvetica.

Forget I complained about that, really, because the only people the change would impact are OS X users who somehow disable Verdana (I'm not sure that's even possible). I just thought that since Helvetica is clearly superior to the very similar Arial it should come first in the list. On all non-ideological fronts it's a moot point.