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April 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm #24475Soh TanakaMember
I’m open to any constructive criticism and suggestions!
:-)April 2, 2009 at 9:04 pm #55770TheDocMember
While I don’t think the web needs yet another CSS Gallery, I do like the design. I like how the Header and Footer tie into each other, good job!April 3, 2009 at 12:02 am #55774Chris CoyierKeymaster
I absolutely love it Soh. I think it has a ton of personality and is really fun to just browse around an experience. I think you’ve implemented all of the features beautifully. I’m starting to have some opinions on web design galleries, so I figure I’ll just spit them out here.
– Lose the star ratings — design galleries are for 5-out-of-five star designs only, the curator should make the call.
– Lose the comments — this is debatable… but galleries seem to be zero-comment wastelands, even on the super popular ones. I’m usually always in favor of fostering discussion and debate, but simplification in this case may win out.
– Make it as searchable and browseable as absolutely possible. Tag and categorize the crap out of them (maybe make users able to tag as well).
– Combine quality crops/thumbnails AND full-size views. Difficult to do, but I think bestwebgallery.com does a good job. They can fit a lot of thumbs on one page, and you get a wider view on rollover, very smart.
– Have something to say. I like how unmatchedstyle.com has been doing this lately. Each new post has some commentary on why they think it is nice. They even do a podcast now which is cool. [ I think designbombs has the perfect design for this already, the crazy mad scientist dude could do the commentary ]April 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm #55790Soh TanakaMember
Thanks for the comments guys :-)
@theDoc, I know exactly what you mean, I may have just contributed to the CSS Galleries pile up :-p, I hope I can do some good with this site rather than just water everything everyone else down. I do appreciate your honesty!
@Chris, you make some very good points regarding the rating and comments. I totally dig how bestwebgallery is handling their stuff and just checked out unmatchedstyle, and that is indeed a very cool idea to add the admin comments to each site. I’ll definitely go back to the lab and re-think some of the things you pointed out!
Thanks fellas :-)April 16, 2009 at 9:56 am #56425tomwalters5678Member
I’m sorry – that is, I have no suggestion for you! I love it!!!
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