posted this on July 10, 2012 21:04
Hi. I have just went online with a new site for a client. I'd love to hear feedback regarding design, usability, navigation etc.
Very Nice, pretty to look at, easy to navigate, does what it says on the tin.
Many thanks George.
You've been busy!
That's a lot of content you've got nicely laid out. I was happy to look through the pages, hit about 5, stayed about 80-90 seconds even though I had no interest in the product... so that's good.
On the landing page I was a little distracted by the red square bullets bottom & bottom right (I was drawn to them so they did their job, but they were competing for attention with other items). Personally found the black/white/grey contrast a bit harsh but I think that's a taste thing rather than an issue.
Yeah, nice one, I expect P. Duggan is pleased?
Steve at www.hotprint.co.uk
Hi Steve. Thanks a million for your input. Very happy to hear that the site gets your nod. You're not kidding about the amount of content... extremely time consuming. Think I lost touch with the world for a while on that one.
Funny, the bullets don't really do anything for me either. The black/grey/white template I'm happy enough with. But you're right that it's down to taste.
You know what it's like with Moonfruit, you start with a template, make your changes, then duplicate like crazy. By the time the novelty wears off it's too late to make changes across 50, 60 or 70 pages!
I spent a lot of time on their mobile site too. Happy enough with that too, as is the client.
The only thing I need to do is make changes to the Home Page. I don't know what it is, but I'm not happy with it. I'll go back to it in a few days with a fresh prospective. Any advice would be useful.
Thanks again Steve.
No worries, appreciate the appreciation!
I looked at it and wondered what would be the min. you could do for a change. So, (only cause you invited it ;) ...
› Long grey bars, bottom left. Arrows were pointing into the right hand section and mis-directing me (see attached)
› Sorry Eddie, red boxes were making my brain cry! Followed lead of the slide show title and flipped the red so that it was only used to draw attention to your main areas of focus (attached)
› I dropped the mobile icon for a repetition of that nice and simple monogram (only in used in header). I think I'm regretting dropping the phone - it did a good job drawing attention to moby numbers.
It's just a photoshop mash-up, and a quick run over. Oh, I think something other than grey and black would bring it to life - I'm wondering if that's what's taking away that happy-good-job-done-walkaway feeling?
Keep posting, would like to see how you tweak that bad boy.
Nice one Steve. Grey boxes win over red. Long grey bars...good job pushing the text left and adding another shade between. Mouseover flipped to red is better too (originally had it like that then took the brain staggers). The PDC actually looks well on the footer, though I agree I would miss the mobile graphic.
I'm also going to try a change to the flash gallery. I'll give it another day or two for a fresh perspective. By the way, the footer isn't part of the master, so it'll be fun editing across 80+ pages...
Much obliged Steve.
Roll on sticky footers [MF!] PIA changing over multiple pages...
Drop us a line when you get done, would like to see result.
All the best.
Who needs sticky footers when you can have hours of fun! Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag... Copy-Paste-Drag...
i like it loads! glossy, articulate and easy to navigate.
Hi dwood4. Thanks for the comments. I dragged the nav-bar menu down a bit to sit past the colour fill, hence the text appearing like that - just kind of liked it like that. The font used on the logo is called "Brandish" and was taken from a Xara programme I used to use for web design. I'm sure you'll find it via Google and install it in your machine. You'll not be able to use it directly as a Moonfruit font, but you can use something like Photoshop and then save it as a jpg (or png if you want the background transparent). Then you simply upload it to your files in Moonfruit and add it from there.
Hi gapinuk. Cheers for the positivity! Glad you like it.
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