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    onapp redesign, what route to take?

    Guys,
    Having a bit of a discussion in the office...
    We are looking to freshen up OnApp.com, and our internal designer has presented two approaches to us.

    OnApp is a software business enabling web hosting companies to offer cloud hosting using their existing infrastructure.

    Option 1:
    http://ditlev.dk/1.jpg

    Option 2:
    http://ditlev.dk/2.jpg

    Given our target segment - which route should we take?

    Thanks for your input, comments and help


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    One.

    Because it looks more...hmm.. professional(?) and just seems clearer and easy to read. (and I like pictures)
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    I like option one better... More professional and I think it attracts your target audience better.

    Option two needs more pictures and really reminds me of the old twitter pages with the fake clouds in the background.
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    I prefer two. Seen to many greyscale web sites, the blue background offers a change and makes it a little more approachable

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    Quote Originally Posted by media-hosts_com View Post
    Option two needs more pictures and really reminds me of the old twitter pages with the fake clouds in the background.
    That's what it was! Something was bugging me that I'd seen something similar before, that'd be it then.
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    Given that OnApp is B2B, the 1st one is more appropriate.

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    thanks for your input guys, appreciate it!
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    Definitely the second design. I find the first one a little bland.

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    Second definitely. I too, find the first one a little bit too bland.

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    Second one, the first is to bland they are both nice, but the second one grabs my attention more.
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    Both are really nice. But i prefer the second one. Its a bit more colorful while the first one seems a bit boring
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    I find them both to be usable

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    Quote Originally Posted by batz_one View Post
    I prefer two. Seen to many greyscale web sites, the blue background offers a change and makes it a little more approachable


    Either way no matter which you chose, both are great looking and a great improvement to an already great design that you have running on onapp.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post


    Either way no matter which you chose, both are great looking and a great improvement to an already great design that you have running on onapp.com
    Agreed...Leaning towards #1

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    I like number 1
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    I like 1 also , #2 reminds me of twitter.
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    I like the first one option more appropriate.

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    Number one seems more professional to me.

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    I like how #2 looks but I do agree #1 gives off a more professional feeling.

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    I liked #1 better. What others said.... more professional feel.
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    I like #1.
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    defo #1

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    To be honest I like the current onapp.com much more than either of these.
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    I like the currently design

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    Out of the two options I would choose Option 1 due to it having a more professional appearance. The blandness of it can be fixed with adding something to empty space in the design. The current design appears more modern and professional then both design options you have posted. Maybe a mix between the current design and design option 1 would be a viable option.

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    Due to the fact you have not provided a whole lot of information, they are both equally good. With that being said it will come down to are you targeting the highest paying customers or customers looking for a better deal?

    Big companies would prefer #1 however smaller companies would choose option #2.

    Personally, #2 works better for me because it relays your image of being a cloud hosting provider and there are a lot of grey websites out there.

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    thanks for feedback guys - really appreciate it!
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    I really like option 1, but the gray gradient background is not doing much, I would rather prefer white or some other shade of gray.

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    2nd one. gives more of a remember-able ID. seriously. but more blue should be thrown in for balance and eye catching on the center elements. there is no center for the eyes to focus on. there are too many pages that are the same that if you just remembered the site by look and feel you'd be SOL. I found a long lost graphics resource site this way. If I hadn't remembered it's very distinct look I'd never have found it.

    You can be professional and still have edge and style. You don't have to be boring and grey.

    if burstnet rolled a 2.0 page they would loose that touch that makes them distinct! they even mentioned it here.

    softlayer has a great looking site. very unique and it reflects their edge.

    inetu has a very upbeat site and a very approachable design, but it still has a little touch to it that makes it comfy.

    level3 communications has a very nice site. looks classy with dark elments, has red which is a strong color for a strong telco, and a little more warm shades thrown in for warmth in service.

    Servint has the color of trust-blue, with the edge of red to define thier bold approach, and a very structured look.
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    I'd say Number 2
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    thanks for all your input. We actually decided to give the current design another go. Changed a few of the above-the-fold menu points and hopefully that would give easier access to the key content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eming View Post
    thanks for all your input. We actually decided to give the current design another go. Changed a few of the above-the-fold menu points and hopefully that would give easier access to the key content.
    I think the current one looks better

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    Plus people are familiar with it and some people actually bond with a current company's site design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WireNine View Post
    I think the current one looks better
    yup - most people agree with you actually. So we had to - thanks to all your input - reconsider our approach on this point.


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    Agreed, the current one is better.
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