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Crit my homepage prototype for my Dad's roofing business...


#1
My Dad is a self employed roofing contractor and he has asked me to put a site together to promote his business. He has been quite vague about the content/purpose/function of the site, just saying he wants some sort of web presence, and the site should be simple with "nothing too fancy...".

Here's what I've come up with so far...


Any comments/advice/criticism is more than welcome. I am finding this a touch project as I'm struggling to gauge what exactly he wants, and this is one client I can't afford to upset! :p
 

Harry

Senior Member
#2
I don't think the heading typeface works too well. I think plain browser text would suffice. Also, don't use 'Click here' for link text ;)
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#4
I assume that the text won't be that big? Just seems to be enormous to me...
 

jHouse

Senior Member
#7
Better! I probably would have tabs for the nav, as the pin stripe conflicts with the nav there. Maybe also lose that pin stripe on the white house logo??

Its definitely NOT bad. It just needs a kick.
 

Adam

Senior Member
#10
Good point jHouse!

I think the bottom half of the page isn't too bad, but the top banner/nav needs re-doing, could you not work on a proper logo design for your dad, that way he can use it on anything else he needs later on? And it also means you can use it on the site etc
 
#12
Kudosis said:
Could you not work on a proper logo design for your dad, that way he can use it on anything else he needs later on? And it also means you can use it on the site etc
That little roof image in the header is going to be his logo, hopefully it is going to be in the same place on his stationary and business cards etc. We just need to decide on the font as he has decided he doesn't like 'Duepuntzero' now!
 
#18
Is it a large roofing company or is it small and family ran?

Only reason I ask is because it kind of gives of a corporte feel. I'm not sure if i'd click deeper if all I wanted was a roof put on my shed
 

jHouse

Senior Member
#19
Harry said:
Tip: When making PSD mockups turn off anti aliasing on body copy ;)
Browsers dont anti-alias the text. It's the operating system. If you're running crappy Windows it will look shoddy.

Mac OS X renders the copy properly so its fine.