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Cupcake mock-up

  • # March 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I need some feedback on a website I’m working on for a cupcake company. I’m only doing the mock-up for it, no coding. Mostly the only request from the client is that it be classy and not cutesy. The logo has already been approved. I have a few variations set up with changes to the backgrounds and some graphics, but the layout is the same:

    http://www.smurkdesign.com/test/bkg-brn … -test.html
    http://www.smurkdesign.com/test/bkg-grn … -test.html
    http://www.smurkdesign.com/test/bkg-grn … -test.html

    I’m thinking I like the versions with the ribbon the best, though I’m not sure if it’s actually the ribbon I like or if its the fact that the "seal" is weak and floating without it. I also think the use of the cursive font might be a bit much in the headers, though I’m not sure. I’ve been staring at this too long. My brain hurts. :?

    MJK
    # March 11, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Yummy! I like http://www.smurkdesign.com/test/bkg-brn … -test.html the best. I think the contrast between light and dark stands out to me and appears more elegant. :)

    # March 11, 2010 at 9:57 am
    "MJK" wrote:
    Yummy! I like http://www.smurkdesign.com/test/bkg-brn … -test.html the best. I think the contrast between light and dark stands out to me and appears more elegant. :)

    I agree with the first one, it looks the best to me.

    # March 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Thanks guys! :D

    # March 11, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Love the contrast to the first one also.

    The top area does look a bit bland through. One thought I had just as an idea starter, is to maybe use like a photo of cupcakes within a bakery scene, and then apply a massive blur to it so you’re just giving the "bakery impression" to the viewer. Maybe put the photo in the area above the ribbon to give it some more color vibrancy.

    *edit – you could also maybe just use some pictures of cupcakes that compliment the main area’s colors too… maybe something like this?

    [attachment=0]sample.jpg[/attachment]

    Overall really good clean site… and now I’m hungry :(

    # March 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    @Josh – I really really like that idea! I’m sure I could find some inexpensive or free stock photography to use there if the client doesn’t have anything that works. Thanks so much for the suggestion!!

    # March 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    go check out istockphoto – the ones I just sampled were from there. I think both of the ones I used were like $3 each for the web resolution.

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