• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  

Design (unfinished)

Question

groovydesigner    0

Recently I have made this design/website/template .. it is not finished yet but what do you think about it ? Any advices? or something is wrong?

I would be helpful if you comment. :)

Thanks

Groovydesigner :)

websitepreviewnew9pq.jpg

Edited by groovydesigner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0
-scorpio-    0

Some of those designs are truly amazing trefaes they make me ashamed of anything i have made :D .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
-scorpio-    0

Something i came up with for you ... if you want to use it .. ill give it to you free.

post-76025-1123097922_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
JMann    2

I will pray for him tonight. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
openhost.us    0

groovydesigner, maybe if you change this blue color with something lighter white, gray or lightgreen wil look much nicer ;)

Edited by openhost.us

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
AgEnTsMiTh    0

The colors are too bright. Remember, you want them to stick around on the site, not run because there eyes start to bleed. Use softer colors, and a mixture. The mock up that scorpio provided is a perfect example of a warm and welcome colors and a site that users will enjoy coming to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
exobot    0

Scorpio, very nice!

A suggestion: Make the text smaller, or less round - it doesn't seem to fit the rest of the clean and smooth design (or it could be a result of the JPEG'ing).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
groovydesigner    0

Today I will work on everything you've told me ... thanks all for the help ... and Scorpio I really liked the layout you've done but I will not use it ...what is the font you used in the banner?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
groovydesigner    0

The changes are ready! I tried to make everything you've told me ... here it is ...if there is still something missing or any other advices just tell me .

post-109199-1123227419_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
AgEnTsMiTh    0

that is a major improvement indeed. I still do not care for the over use of that color. You need to change it up a bit because, like i stated before, you want it to be usable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
stereopixels    23

I agree with AgEnTsMiTh; you've done some really good improvements but I think that you should aim for some more pastelly-blues. I would personally be careful with over-branding too; you've got the site header saying 'Zak Swater', then diagonally in the corner it says 'Zak Swater.org' and then on the menu it says 'Zak Menu'; personally I would get rid of the latter two and try to keep aesthetic text as basic as possible so as not to interfere with the content text.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
t.gordon    0

major improvement, tho its no were near as good as scorpio's, and it is still to overpowering with colour

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
groovydesigner    0

I will get rid of those ZAK menu and zak swatar.org ... the only thing I can understand ..the colour ..what exactly shall I DO ? Are the content boxes good ? Any other advice about it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Rob    20

Groovy, the colour is just TOO BRIGHT. It's garishly bright, THAT'S the issue. I agree though, it's improved no end on the first example you gave.

The whole thing just looks very cartoonish and amateurish. It has no sense of professionalism, which, even though it's a youth group, any website should. It appears big and bold and chunky beyond what which is acceptable to me in a website design.

Think of it like... when you write on a CDR with a pen that's too thick. It just looks messy. Whenever you write "e" it just merges into a blob. In the same way, your site just looks like it's been done with an overly thick pen - messy. In my opinion streamlining the design, making it a little more refined is the way to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
downhillmatt2002    0

whats with the big gap from the content boxes to the header? :s

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Von_Beard    0

its called Saturation use it and turn it down

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Axel    95

This stuff is miles better than what I have seen from you in the past. You are certainly learning very quickly, I guess soon it'll be people asking you for opinions on design ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
-scorpio-    0

The font is Segoe UI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
jukeboxhero52    1

I would suggest visiting some other church youth group websites and see how they layout the site. I know you want your own style, and although I don't suggest to copy the design, it can be helpful in creating your own site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
groovydesigner    0
This stuff is miles better than what I have seen from you in the past.  You are certainly learning very quickly, I guess soon it'll be people asking you for opinions on design ;)

586330223[/snapback]

Thanks a lot for your comments :)

I would suggest visiting some other church youth group websites and see how they layout the site.  I know you want your own style, and although I don't suggest to copy the design, it can be helpful in creating your own site.

586330227[/snapback]

Thanks ...do you have any links for youth group sites ?

The font is Segoe UI

586330231[/snapback]

Thanks scorpio...did you see the "new" version? What do you think ? any improvements? any other advices ?

----------------------

Thanks ALL

Groovydesigner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
AbandonedTrolley    93
Groovy, the colour is just TOO BRIGHT.  It's garishly bright, THAT'S the issue.  I agree though, it's improved no end on the first example you gave.

The whole thing just looks very cartoonish and amateurish.  It has no sense of professionalism, which, even though it's a youth group, any website should.  It appears big and bold and chunky beyond what which is acceptable to me in a website design.

Think of it like... when you write on a CDR with a pen that's too thick.  It just looks messy.  Whenever you write "e" it just merges into a blob.  In the same way, your site just looks like it's been done with an overly thick pen - messy.  In my opinion streamlining the design, making it a little more refined is the way to go.

586330174[/snapback]

I agree, maybe using the heading size used in the boxes to the right on the main section and slimming up the lesser ones a bit more.

It really is overly bold and screaming for attention.

As others have said though, your skills have come along leaps and bounds from original work, it's also nice to see you taking on the tips people offer and using them :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
+chorpeac    30

The top part, the logo section, look cool, but the menu is a no go. It's not neat, it's not lined up, and it looks like you would get lost....I would rethink the menu.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
AbandonedTrolley    93
The top part, the logo section, look cool, but the menu is a no go. It's not neat, it's not lined up, and it looks like you would get lost....I would rethink the menu.

586330511[/snapback]

:blink: did you look at the front version or the edited one on page 3 ?

Groovy maybe if you could update the original post to the most current template of the site :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
groovydesigner    0

^ OK . I will do it now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
david    51

You're over using that gloss effect. Try learning something new. http://www.good-tutorials.com/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
groovydesigner    0

Emm ... Scorpio could you pls send me the font Segoe UI ? And Someone told me to adjust the saturation of the colour how do I that? And I think I have a bug in photoshop the pen tool is not working correctly ... I can't make curvy lines ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.