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Design for first ever client ! (Review requested)

  • # July 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Hi guys ! So i get my first client and i really need some feedback on the design that i did for him.
    http://i.imgur.com/ZsLPtj9.jpg – here is the link to it.
    I really need to be good because he can bring me more clients after. Any tips and tricks would help me a lot :)

    # July 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Hmmm…, I haven’t looked yet but, shouldn’t the client feedback and or opinion matter the most?

    # July 19, 2013 at 9:48 am

    …and an image ain’t gonna get it done.

    A link on the other hand….

    # July 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I know, i am speaking with him now .. just want to get some feedback from more skilled people then me :/
    He told me it looks : ” just think the look overall is a little traditional and old fashioned rather than modern and clean”
    Don’t have a clue what do to now ? any tips ?

    # July 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

    >He told me it looks : ” just think the look overall is a little traditional and old fashioned rather than modern and clean”

    You need to ask more questions.

    What does he mean. What sites does he think reflect what he wants etc.

    >What sites does he think reflect what he wants etc.

    By the way…I would have asked this up front.

    # July 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

    okey thx

    # July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Did you ask him up front for example websites he does AND does not like, and why? And the type of style of site (eg. traditional, modern, clean, warm …etc)?

    Here’s something I use for clients that might help: http://zavadesign.com/project-details/
    If you google for website brief documents you will come across others.

    But I do agree with the client, it does look a little old fashioned, maybe even dated really.

    # July 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    @deeve007 Thank you for the link, will use it of course. But can you tell me what gave you the feeling that is old fashioned ? I am learning everyday to make my design better :)

    # July 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Best bet would be to go look at some design galleries, using “modern”, “clean” or similar as keywords, and then compare to your design.

    # July 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Removing the ribbon graphics is a start.

    # July 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    One big thing that is screaming dated is that EVERYTHING seems to have a heavy drop shadow. If you do use shadows, just use them sparingly and a bit more subtle.

    # July 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    @chrisburton yeah i thought so … i did change a little bit.

    @JoshWhite i see, maybe you are right, to much shadows.

    Here is a updates version of that design, he likes this much more then the last one but still not 100% happy :( http://i.imgur.com/1cVvsqr.jpg

    But i don’t know should i use black buttons, he is not happy with them to, so still so much to go, to make him happy :S

    # July 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    The colours (black for a dentist??), the typefaces used… Cleaner, simpler is a good place to start.

    # July 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    @deeve007 that was the same thoughts that i had when i show them that website with the black color on it. But he likes that way i guess. But still need to edit stuffs :S

    # July 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    You just wrote he’s not happy with it, and that’s definitely one of the elements that adds weight to the overall page.

    Here’s two random designs I found via google search on a medical theme, not perfect but maybe somewhere to start: Why do these two mostly work (more or less) while your’s does not?

    http://www.m1creative.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Medical-Websites-for-Obstetricians.jpg
    http://www.dreamcodesign.com/images/design_examples/872f663f292813f309224093fb272164.jpg

    You really need to be able to deconstruct good design before you can hope to create it.

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