I’m trying to set up as a web designer for small businesses, pubs, clubs, artisans, etc. I’ve tried to go for a hand drawn, wire frame sketch style. I still like the idea but i don’t feel like I’ve executed it as well as I would like.
I’m not even close to being an expert so take my opinions with a pinch of salt.
Firstly I really like the theme you developed, it is different. I like the parallax image thing you have too it’s a nice touch. Overall I really like the design. The only thing that I think could look a little better is the typography used for content (e.g. the bit which says ‘Hi i’m Keith….’ . I don’t know why it is niggling at me. It could be because the text is slightly too large, or because it just seems to have been plonked there, maybe it will look better if it was sectioned off somehow, maybe a light solid colour background behind section, I’m not sure. I just think the white space around it currently makes it look like it is not sure were it is. It could be that a narrow page wrap would help but that would cock up a lot of other stuff I guess.
Anyway maybe I have given you some things to think about. But I’m no expert so I could be talking bollocks :lol: .
I agree, the typo needs a bit of work. There’s also a lot of white space on the home page that feels more awkward than anything else.
I absolutely love what you’ve done with the websites you’re displaying though. Showing the "idea" and then hovering over to the real thing is an absolutely amazing idea (that I may need to use in the future…).
I really like your design. I am not sure how you feel about IE6 support, as I only use it because it is required at work. When I view it I see to gray border around all the png images you have. Other than that, it looks great!
I’ve changed the style a bit recently. The crumpled paper is gone, as is the gradient background. I think it results in a much cleaner and professional look. I’ve also made the page narrower and given it elastic height.