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  • #42369
    jshjohnson
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    Hello,

    I wonder if anyone could give me some design feedback on the following website:

    http://allyouneedis-justask.com.s156312.gridserver.com/

    Also not sure how I would go about making the homepage dynamic so if anyone has any advice in regards to that, that would be awesome. (not tested on IE yet)

    Thanks

    #122864
    chrisburton
    Participant

    I like that simple logo although it seems a bit off-center. I would also be consistent with the colors. You might want to rethink the light gray (#6a6a6a or #777). The images on hover seem like a sprite. If you’re going for a slideUp technique, I’d make it a bit slower.

    Edit: Although I think Museo Slab is fine for the nav menu, You might want to find something more appropriate for the h1. The fallbacks would also dramatically change the appearance of the site since they are completely different styles (slab -> sans-serif fallback doesn’t make sense).

    What do you mean by dynamic? What would you like the page to do?

    #122868
    qbattersby
    Participant

    @jshjohnson You could take a look at Advanced Custom Fields, that may work as a quick and dirty way of allowing your client to edit the 6 blocks. There are naturally some other ways to make this work, but that may be easiest/effective.

    Looks nice, I agree the hover animation seems a little quick for me.

    #122872
    chrisburton
    Participant

    I agree with @qbattersby. ACF has a gallery portion that you might want to take a look at.

    As for changing the border color, I think having that a lighter color than the text is fine. I was mainly talking about the text. However, I would still choose a different typeface for the H1.

    #122879
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Very nice and simple design. although i think you should remove that slide effect on image hover. Its unnecessary and for the same image kinda annoying. You should keep the grayscale filter but add a transition of .50s to it. I think that would look nice.

    #104671
    Alex_Thompson
    Participant

    Very simple design but i don’t like those two border lines in between the main Title.

    #82367
    Watson90
    Member

    Very nice responsive design and build @jshjohnson. Well done!
    > but i don’t like those two border lines in between the main Title.

    I personally like the two lines, but it’s just personal preference.

    #122966
    rosspenman
    Participant

    I agree with @Jarolin in that the slide effect doesn’t really work when it’s the same picture. A fade would work much better.

    #122967
    theacefes
    Member

    I agree with @rosspenman on the image slide effect. I would definitely consider switching it to a fade.

    #123068
    chrisburton
    Participant

    Possibly jQuery.

    #123093
    PLNR
    Member

    @op,

    I’m viewing it on IE10 and on the nav bar the current page is signalled by a strikethrough.
    Is that intentional? It looks odd. Also, unlike all the other sections, nothing happens when you hover on «contact» , which ends up being subliminally off-putting, as you don’t get a visual reward for one of the most important actions one can take after going through the website, contacting the person in question. I’d definitely change that.

    I like the cleanness of the design, the sparseness of the typography. Though I like that blue I reckon it needs a speckle or two of a complimentary or contrasting colour, (such as orange, or an earthy brown). Otherwise it feels a bit too bland, like white sauce on white sauce.

    Best of luck!

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