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Business Cards

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by TheNoone, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    So a few weeks ago i said I would be getting my cards printed finally!
    I used solopress, Everyone so far loves them.......
    Now for you guys to tear it apart!
    Cheers in advance

    400gsm recycled pulp board




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  2. this_is_peter

    this_is_peter New Member

    Looks good. Like them alot :icon_smile:
     
  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Look good :icon_thumbup:
     
  4. printbar

    printbar Active Member

    Beautiful. Nicely done indeed!
     
  5. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    They look fantastic. Very classy indeed :icon_biggrin:
     
  6. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    Thanks guys! I know it's hard getting it right in print first time, but I think I nailed it! Alot more to come hopefully!

    Big thanks to the guys at Solopress!
     
  7. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Yes, well done. Look distinctive and professional. Nice job!
     
  8. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    These look great mate. Recycled paper is a favourite of mine (I can't stand the feel of glossy cards).

    Also I definitely read your name as 'Kyle Noon' rather than 'Kyle No-one' :D
     
  9. willfu

    willfu Member

    very nice , i like the colour scheme, just out of interest how many did you get and for what price?
     
  10. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    Loving the feedback!

    @Willfu: I got 1000 for £90, In 48 hours as well. I was a bit worried that the outcome couldn't be too good, but thankfully they turned out exactly how I wanted.

    Paul, Yeah I think glossy cards are old news these days, matt is definitely the way forward. I wish I could of got some spot uv, being a student though. You know how it is!
    Nice site by the way, Fancy giving us a heads up on how you would get started on that?

    Thanks
     
  11. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    You can't surely be talking about my site? It's awful, especially the cheesy, 'beardy designer' picture :icon_tongue_smilie:
     
  12. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    I like it. It's functional, clean and works. It's all about functionality for me, one thing I hate about some designers sites is flashy graphics thrown all over the place.

    Is it a wordpress theme?
     
  13. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, it's a modified version of 'SEO Basics'.

    The about me page is just a regular page created in wordpress but uses a template I wrote which gives a different layout. I like the way it separates my blog and portfolio. I'm generally not a fan of having the sidebar and stuff next to a portfolio.

    I'm actually working on a redesign this very second using a theme called Simple Type Simple-Type Demo Site | This Is A Demo Site For The Simple-Type WP Theme
     
  14. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    Excellent, I like type in web!

    Any good sites for beginners? I've looked at wordpress a few times and even the 'famous'
    5 minute install seems mad to me?!

    I'm not a technaphobe either, thought it would be pretty straight forward. But oh well

    Cheers!
     
  15. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    A lot of web hosts now give you the option of installing wordpress automatically from your hosting control panel.

    WP Beginner might be a good place to start looking for help. If you let me know what you're specifically having trouble with I might be able to point you to some more sites.

    WPBeginner - Beginner's Guide for WordPress

    The layout of my about page is just basic html/css, no php or wordpress functions (though I wouldn't recommend looking at the code, it's wrong in many places and isn't pretty, hence the redesign). All I did was remove the stuff I didn't want (the sidebar and related functions to display content) and coded the layout manually.
     

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