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Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by glenwheeler, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hi Guys,

    Just thought I'd drop this in. Just re-done my personal site. Thoughts are welcome

    Please note theres only a little bit of content and dead links. There's a lot more to go in.

    Home Glen Wheeler // Design & Development
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    (shouldn't this be in the feedback forum?)

    I don't actually remember how your previous site looked, but I can't really imagine this being better. The alignment of your site really shouldn't be 50/50 left-right. It's too simplistic, unrefined and oversized. It's generally very "in your face" if you know what I mean?
     
  3. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Cheers for the feedback mate.

    What do you mean by the alignment of the site shouldn't be 50/50?

    maybe greg or chris can move it over.
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Everything above your <h1> is aligned to the right. However, the links of the actual nav are each aligned to the left. So that's already two different alignments in one element (nav) of your page. And then you top it off by aligning all your content to the left :confused:
     
  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to be honest here, from what I can remember I prefer your old site.

    This one just seems all over the place in terms of alignment.

    Also too much hamilton :)
     
  6. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    In what way is it not aligned?
     
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I agree with the above.
    I feel it is just toooooooo 'in your face' and I too prefer your old site.
    Sorry Glen it's just my 2p worth....keep at it.
     
  8. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Cool, thanks for the comments guys, ill work on improvements. Whats to in your face? The site fits 960 grid obviously is it the large fonts?
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    It's a very hard to describe feeling :confused:
    But Typo has the same impression, so it's definitely there... Right?
     
  10. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    On my 15" screen, I'd prefer it to be around 640px with the same proportions, and the nav left aligned at least
     
  11. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    It's hard to put it in words, it just feels off, like things I'd expect on the right are on the left and vice versa. The chunkiness doesn't help in some cases either
     
  12. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    lol well no not really...you mentioned the alignment I would like the opinion lol
     
  13. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    what res do you run on the 15" dude/ 1024x768?
     
  14. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I'm on 1280 x 800

    Here's my thoughts:


    Essentially the way I see it... instead of:

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    I'd be leaning more towards something such as: (still needs work...)

    [​IMG]

    Things I'd point out for thought...

    Bigger typography is not always better, it was very in your face at the previous size (in my opinion) while now it is more legible

    It's a bit much to read if you are just scanning sites for someone to contact, bullets etc. are your friend, short, concise, good to read sentences...

    The nav could be "stretched" across the whole width of the content 'area' instead the gap on the right (left in the original)

    I would rethink where the contact details go, I feel its a nicer feel to have the nav at the very top

    Ermm oh and generally the width :)

    Just my 2c
    :)
     
  15. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Images aint working dude
     
  16. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Just sorted now :) apologies
     
  17. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    (btw I love the minimalist approach and just the general style of these 'types' of portfolio :D
     
  18. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I'm not sure I like the fact that you have the fact that you worked in a sky call center on your front page. I'm not sure it is totally relevant to you as a designer.
     
  19. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

  20. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

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