I am in the early stages of designing a site for my web design business. Before I go too far with this concept I wanted to get some honest feedback. This is the sixth revision of this concept and I am not quite sure I like it.
I am going for a clean, simple, and light feel to the design. It will be responsive once coded.
Let me first say there’s NOTHING about that mockup that doesn’t look professional. It looks totally legit.
That being said, it looks uber vanilla. It seems like everyone out there features a Mac product in some way. Designers feature a Macbook or iMac, app devs feature an iPhone, people who tout responsive design feature both + iPad.
While sometimes it’s called for, I think you can do better. The technical execution is great, it just doesn’t stand out from the pack.
If you decide to listen to nothing I just said, that’s totally fine. Just an opinion. And I’m sure you’ll get plenty of business! Again, it looks fine but I think you’re going for “HOLY S***!”
I agree that the design feels very “Vanilla”. I think I’m in a bit of a rut. Blurred backgrounds, Flat UI, Mac Products, etc are all overused in web design these days IMHO. I’m finding it difficult to innovate and move beyond trends.