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Would love some feedback!

  • # January 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hey hey everyone I would love some feedback on a new site http://www.eco-cred.com I am creating. It basically serves as a promotional piece right now but we still wanted to have a ton of fun with it. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! This is only my second site ever and I mainly code just to learn new things. Its a real project and we have a couple of programmers and coders that are starting next week to make the dreams become a reality.

    http://www.eco-cred.com

    Thanks a million!

    # January 31, 2012 at 1:17 am

    It looks basic. Not minimal, basic. Not much design to it really. It’s a block of text with a huge image on a grey background. I recommend looking at other application sites. On another note, you never say what kind of app. iPhone/iPad or Desktop? You could turn it into something much better with a little bit more work. Try adding a logo to the left of the main header, then maybe maker the block of text faintly bordered.

    I’d love for you to make a JSFiddle of this site so I could play with it and help you out.

    # January 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I appreciate the feedback! Like I said I am new to this and just wanted to experiment until we hire the rest of the team. Here is the JS Fiddle let me know if it works! http://jsfiddle.net/552j4/

    Thanks again.

    # February 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Come up with anything using JS Fiddle? Still curious about what others think.

    # February 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    hi,

    i am too new to all this, but i would surely use something more instead of the grey background, other things are ok, also, when u hover over the fishes at the bottom for the first time, the hover image takes time to load, so how about using sprites fot the same, that would avoid the loading of the second image.

    thanks

    # February 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I haven’t looked into sprites at all, but I would love to get rid of the “blink” that happens due to the load. I didn’t know how to approach that. We are playing with background textures too we haven’t found any yet but we definitely think it needs something.

    Thank you very much!

    # February 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    using sprites is real easy once you know how to use them, i faced the same blink problems, but sprites helps you a lot.

    here is an article by Chris Coyier

    # February 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for pointing me to that!

    # February 2, 2012 at 5:25 am

    @archdesignlabs http://spritecow.com is useful to grab the positions for your code.

    # February 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Thanks @christopherburton I will check that out too and hopefully get some time to play with sprites this weekend!

    # February 6, 2012 at 12:29 am

    @odd_e did you ever play with the JS_Fiddle?

    # February 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I’m so sorry! I feel horrible! I forgot about this thread. I’ll do a little now.

    # February 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    haha not a problem happens to me all of the time.

    # February 15, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I basically just cleaned the code, and added a text-shadow.

    http://jsfiddle.net/552j4/72/

    # February 15, 2012 at 12:41 am

    The drop shadow does look a little better. I will take a closer look at the code later as well. Any other visual enhancements you can suggest?

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