Hey everyone! I’m putting together a new project and I’m really struggling with some thing that can lend to making this pop. Couple of things of note are they REALLY like the wood / granite textures and wants a darker website instead of a lighter one. So I’m just a little limited.
I’ve just got the basic skeleton in place with some of the content from their current website with a few images.
Thanks. We’re not quite there with responsive yet – just fleshing out the look and feel before that happens. The entire homepage including all of the site graphics is under 400k, so doing a few changes for mobile should still keep it loading pretty quickly.
Point taken on the footer with the lighter colors… What I think I need to do is get everything that will be in the footer, or at least an example of it, and cut down that amount of space down there as the first step.
The contrast of the body text is kind of meh. Would they be up for putting that in a box or adding some sort of alpha’d background to it? Plain text on that fancy slab background just looks off in some spots.
I think mcjohnst is hitting the problem I’ve been feeling on the head – it’s the text on top of that background is just not working 100% with me.
Try this – I’ve made several changes, notably along those lines where using RGBA on the background to give it a little separation – I also added some light shadows and borders (may have been too much…). The footer was also adjusted, which I think looks a lot more fitting now.
I find the colour scheme and the texture clash. Use https://kuler.adobe.com/ for a colour scheme that compliments your website. I find the textures make the site seem really web 2.0 compared to if you just used bold colours.