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Initial Idea - Dayspeed

Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by jHouse, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Hey guys,

    Haven't had much time to spend on this - so the grid is kinda screwed.

    But this is a pitch for Dayspeed Engineering - they specialise in car servicing / tuning.

    Take a look at their lurrrrrrrverly original site - DaySpeed - The Home of J Day Engineering

  2. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    I wish I had some constructive feedback but I think it's spot on. Really has that car feel to it. And I think this site will really appeal to the target audience. Love the way you did the shadow behind the top content area. Perhaps make the book online button stand out a bit more? Could get a bit over the top though and I like it as it is as well.

    Great Job!
  3. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Cheers mate - yea the online booking is a new feature.

    I figured if I have a tab above all the pages it can be more secondary in the content.

  4. Sorry, I am not a web designer so can't offer much technical feedback if only to ROFL at the old site!

    I agree with Soren, its car kewl! :)
  5. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Give aesthetic feedback then :)
  6. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hey jHouse,

    Liking this new design, the style fits really well with the market and audience IMO, there's a few grid things I would mention but you said that's being worked on so will hold fire on that ;)

    A few points I noticed that might give you a couple of ideas...

    I would style the sub-navigation on the page (with the red bg) the same as the main navigation button, or just add a subtle gradient to tone down the red a touch.

    Would the Good Garage Scheme icon work well on the right hand side in light grey to balance off against the logos on the left side? (there may be limitations to what can be done with GGS logo so please ignore that if so!)

    Only other thing I was going to suggest trying was looking at adding a subtle carbon fiber background to the header, could fade in from the top or form a band across the middle behind the logo? Just an idea for ya!

    Hope that helps, just a few ideas really as it's looking strong already :)
    Nice work, Greg
  7. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Yea cheers for that Greg.

    I actually just added a trendy texture to the header ;)

  8. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    No problems, and cool- look forward to seeing the end results :up:
  9. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Absolutely love it. I agree with pretty much everything said however the shadow that you avhe added to the top of the white content area I feel needs to vary from the left to right as personally I cannot get it set in my head that the shadow is realistic (however I do know it is!) Maybe try a squared off page curl on the right? Just a small one so not to ruin the positioning of "£30 Hour" etc.

    I think the carbon fade could work really well however now that youve added a "trendy texture" of your own I will sit back and wait.

    Anyway - brilliant job, and it definately says "CAR"

    Will wait to see the final thing...

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