While I have no immediate qualms with the design (although it certainly doesn’t scream "creative"), I have a major problem with the copy that has been written.
That is just ridiculous. Half the people won’t even know what you’re saying. You have paragraphs and paragraphs throughout the site, but none of it really explains anything. It’s just fancy gibberish.
Get straight and to the point.
My critique is sorta similar – there’s both too much and not enough content. Great, things slide around the page and the Flash works, but you have too much content on your homepage. Nobody’s going to read all that stuff – your visitor will be overloaded and won’t know where to start. You don’t have enough simple calls to action, blurbs that allow your visitor to quickly determine what you do and if you’re the company to do it for them.
I think the style sheet switcher is superfluous. Also, your paragraphs are stretched out and are hard to read- take off that text-align: justify and things immediately look better.
So, pare it down, simplify, and sell what you do well. You can’t do everything well, but sell what you do well.
Hope that helps!
just hit ’em with a quick "this is what we do, this is why you should hire us" in a few sentences. big and in your face.
leave the big paragraphs to pages which aren’t the front page.
yes, you should dumb it down a bit. i read some of that and i have no idea what you’re talking about or what you do.
that’s my $0.02
I totally agree with the rest of you. Even though the site design looks very nice with a professional look but it has toooo much fancy content in the homepage itself. Everyone is very busy and people don’t have time to read so much in the home page itself, unless its a blog. Generally when people come to your site, you have around 10 seconds to catch their attention and convey what the site is about.
One more thing I would like to point out is the accordion in the middle. When we scroll over it, the text appears after the animation is completed. In my opinion, it should be uncovered as the accordion slides away. What do you guys suggest?
@TheDoc : I have been away from the forums for quite some time now because of university exams. Nice to see you have become a mod here!
just my two cents:
When I visit a website I try to notice things from a user that immediately strike me, and from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I had a very hard time finding the menu at first glance. It is a combination of it just looking like a top header graphic with the font that is used for the menu (basic, non bold/serif, etc) and the "tabs" only show up when you roll over it.
I might consider at the very least putting one more line above the menu, just as a separator that tells the eye "Hey, the top isn’t done yet, there is something here" when your eye crosses into the yellow area.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.