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  • # February 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    what do you think?
    http://baseshamai.deviantart.com/art/Screen-Shot-2013-02-24-at-8-12-54-PM-356295123
    and
    http://baseshamai.deviantart.com/art/Screen-Shot-2013-02-24-at-8-13-23-PM-356295737

    its a website for a small community. where it has everything.
    the community already has their own newspapers and cute magazines. I felt a website would be a great hit.

    # February 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

    are they that bad that we are running away from this thread?!

    # February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

    With all due respect, I’m not sure what to critique. You have some text and 4 icons.

    # February 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

    the design direction. do the colors work well?
    the second link has the main blog page… or at least most of it

    # February 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I’m not a fan of the color choices here. The green reminds me of the green slime from Nickelodeon.

    Why not try a color palette resource like http://kuler.adobe.com?

    # February 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I’m not a designer but I like the design, though on the articles page having a background and border like that on each article seems a bit too much to me… but like I said, I’m not a designer :P

    # February 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I really like the large icons as these will be great calls to action on touch devices – where the input method is far less precise than a mouse cursor. I also dig the graphic used to label the search input for purely visual reason. The gradients could be a little more chilled out though.

    If I were to offer some general advice, I’d say that perhaps the reason this is a little tough to critique is that there isn’t that much true content and it’s just a static image so we can’t really asses how well any interactions might behave. Any chance of a web-ready mockup?

    # February 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

    not yet. I like to design it as much as possible b4 i dive in because otherwise I never return to photoshop and I css it as I go along….

    # February 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

    @chrisburton oh my gosh I remember that show!
    yeah i was afraid my green was too mucusy… maybe I will change the shade of color

    # February 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I like the green.

    Sorry! :)

    # February 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    someone mentioned too much gradients. so I tried to change it a bit.
    which article do you like better? top or bottom?

    http://baseshamai.deviantart.com/art/Screen-Shot-2013-02-25-at-12-05-15-PM-356392219

    or maybe even both? i can alternate.
    in fact i believe wordpress places a class on every other just for that.

    # February 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I think that’s better (a little simpler) and I reckon you should stick with dark specifically for the gradients, rather than the sandy option. It works well as a complementary contrasting colour though (as in the sidebar).

    # February 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    so i should get rid of the sandy looking article? keep it black?

    # February 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I’m not seeing any consistency with the colors. I feel like you’re changing them because of the suggestions above. That’s just my opinion, as a designer.

    # February 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    > so i should get rid of the sandy looking article? keep it black?

    That’s still kinda my gut advice. Take that with a pinch of salt though as I am by no means anything of a visual designer so @chrisburton could be right.

    Just my gut reaction when I opened the page.

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