We are currently designing a page for a Plastic Surgeon and would love everyone’s feedback which color scheme they feel works better (and why, if you had some extra time). The client is requesting a “medi-spa-like” feel. Skin tones, calming, but still fresh. Without further ado…
I prefer the second. I have to respectfully disagree with @TheDoc as I feel that it has more contrast in certain areas; the navigation stands out and is easier to read and the main content color doesn’t match the background like draft one. I do agree with @TheDoc in regards to the blue used in the first draft.
I would love to see a version of draft two that used the blue from draft one (in the same spots).
Great comments everywhere guys! We prefer the #1 as well, but the designer of the logo felt it infringed on their branding and so #2 is her reccomendation as a result.
While that is true in a way, we feel designing for the web is a different animal all together and the user needs/wants something that will guide them to the most prominent areas as well as something that clearly demonstrates what is a link and what is merely decorative.
Thanks again guys…open to and all feedback you may have in addition!
I do like the first one better then the second one. Mainly because the blues from the buttons tie in with the blues in the picture. I think the issue I have with both of them is that the picture of the Dr. is blending with the rest of the colors instead of standing out like the other two pictures. Maybe changing it to be more colorful like the other two would help bring some contrast out and tie in everything?
@Mitchell – That is great feedback! We have since toned down some of the colors but I can see your points. Our next step is to try and perhaps fit the blue (or some other variation of it) into that design and see if it makes sense.
@Moofin – That was probably my eyes in Photoshop not catching that…it’s not intentional but it’s also not a final draft…good eye and thanks!
@Adman – We agree completely and that picture is just a placeholder, she is getting a full-color headshot taken and we will use that when the time comes.
Thanks for the feedback everyone…the client chose #1 without equivocation. I still appreciated all the comments here and I will be playing with colors and contrast further, but the first comment they had was “LOVE the blue.” So that’s that. Thanks all!
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