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  • # April 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I am currently rebuilding my personal website for the third time and am thinking of rebuilding and redesigning again. Although i would rather not start all over again and waste more time, i am not feeling comfortable with many aspects of the site.So i made this post hoping some of you can give me feedback on the design, structure, and color choices because i’m full out of ideas. Here are the things i’m not liking but have no idea how to change.

    Harol.com heading doesn’t seem to blend right with the header.

    Navigation bar is plain and “dead”. Nothing exciting about it.

    Completed projects labels isn’t blending well with the colorful images

    In the themes section,the ribbon where the theme names go is kinda annoying to see there.

    So i’m hoping someone could give me ideas for replacing certain things and what’s really hurting the websites look.

    [website](http://reallycoolstuff.net/PROJECTS/harol/index.html “”)

    # April 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    wow it looks pretty good Jarolin.

    i like the border at the edges of your nav bar, but the bar itself is lacking in contrast to all the textures on the rest of the page. I think the font looks good for Harol.com, but the way it writes out Blog looks funny to me. I would match the header fonts with the font you use to write your name.

    other than those observations, this is looking good.

    # April 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    @cwork yea there’s something going on with the shadow in Blog there. and thank’s for the feedback.

    # April 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Site looks great Jarolin,
    What D7 base theme did you start with?

    # April 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    clicked submit to fast

    I meant to ask about the older website Harold.com – I liked the layout – what was the base theme you worked from?

    # April 16, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    wait… D7 as in Drupal 7?

    # April 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    @cwork Base theme? i’m don’t get what you mean but if your asking what the site first looked like it was that same layout but very different colors and aspects.

    # April 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    _sorry for the confusion – I should never talk on the phone and type at the same time_

    I like the regions on Harol.com and was wondering if the entire theme was done by you, or if you started with a D7 theme and modified it to your liking

    # April 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    @Jeff6332 The entire theme was designed by me. First i created a sketch, then i moved on to Photoshop.

    # April 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    great job and great use of space

    # April 17, 2013 at 5:33 am

    I think there’s too much going on here, personally. The ribbon thing has been done so much it should practically be banned. In fact, I think you’ve got too many ribbons going on. I would suggest working on the color palette, changing up the display and body type.

    # April 17, 2013 at 7:25 am

    @chrisburton I was thinking about that. But something i want to achieve is a slight 3D effect. And the ribbons helps achieve that.

    # April 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Very first glance suggested “typography issue”. the overall website layout doesn’t look like created by some “newbie” though. thumbs up!

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