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  • # November 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    What are your opinions of this website I am designing:

    Somethings not quite right with it but I can’t put my finger on what. I can’t think of what to add to make it look a bit more appealing – minimal designs are really not my forte.

    Any constructive criticism would be appreciated.


    # November 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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    Slow down the slideshow on the front page (especially the transition between the slides).

    You might consider making the logo much smaller – it seems too loud for a minimalist design. If you want to keep the large version somewhere, I’d suggest it might look nice as the first frame of the slideshow.

    I’d recommend making your text blocks narrower (or possibly using columns). Long lines of text are harder to read.

    # November 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Maybe have a look at the social media icons?

    # November 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Possibly use css transitions for your nav buttons to make the color fade instead of jump to a different color whenever you rollover it.

    I think it would make it have a smoother feel.

    Other than that, great website!

    # November 5, 2012 at 6:19 am

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    Just shrunk the logo and added some css transitions, any other ideas? Thanks

    # November 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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    slideshow and transitions still seem fast.

    maybe move the logo off-center (left, I’m thinking)?

    # November 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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    I think the social icons are way to big.

    # November 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Or perhaps make the social icons black and while like just about the rest of the page. If thats the color scheme you want, I’d make everything black and white. Then, on hover/rollover, add color to elements like the social icons and the charities at the bottom.

    The logo does look a tad awkward centered because of the small rag circle. Left justified might look better.
    Again, the slideshow might look better slower.

    I’ve thrown every single thing I can see at you. I like the site as-is.

    # November 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    As for me, the logo is too huge for the homepage’s content. I think it would be better if you put 1px separator before navigation…

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