Going into production tomorow (writing the real code)
Are there any inconsistencies that you feel I need to address before I end the design time and start coding?
(this is for a dance studio, not a host)
As a fellow designer, this is often an annoyance, but I noticed a few of your nav buttons were packed pretty close together (the text getting too close to the borders as compared to other buttons). Also, for the text rollover at the bottom, maybe lose the initial underline?
I agree- MMedia. I just altered one line of the css and it looks much better.
BTW- MMedia is similar to my company name, MCP Media. Do you have a website?
I don't want to have a really close name and a similar style on the site as a company that is named the same as mine short of a few letters All end send both people who visit my site each day over to yours by mistake- hehe- that was as joke btw. I realized when I was reading it it wasn't as funny as when I was thinking it.
nice. it has a different look that many sites that have to do with dance have. question... is it going to be centered like it is now? if it is, i would figure out how to make the sides look close. it bothers me because the site is so light in color, looks incomplete. where as if it is darker in contrast to the white sides, it would in itself enclose itself. i'm talking about the coming soon box on the right side and the bottom part.
on the bottom navigation...instead of the light green, use the dark green in the logo. with that image turn into white. the header should be the same color as the dark green in the logo. I'm not feeling the medium green.
i like that little touch you did in the name of the studio and the quote. how it has that nice effect going from left to right. since you have the phoenix, az right next to the studio name, is it necessary that you have it at the top? especially how it has some kind of gradient? my opinion says remove it.
the images that are grayscale... i feel it should be an image of some real people. maybe an image of someone from that studio doing some moves. and in color. especially since you have the couple dancing above news.
i don't like the gray outlines. use something like some kind of blue. like a light blue. but not like baby blue. i like the greens though. more so with the dark green in the logo. it's nice and easy on the eyes. it may be my eyes, but the link texts should be darker too.
overall, i like it and feel that the uniqueness is going to stand out among other sites.
i hope that helped. the adjustments should be easy. but not necessary.
those are great suggestions- I'm going to try putting the background color to the darker green to see if that helps the openness and lack of contrast. However, I am trying to avoid blues in this design, but maybe I can try using the darker green as the outlines. And I will nix the phoenix az in the lil flash- I wasn't feeling it anyways.
I'll kick up the links to a darker green too-
no changes will be made tonight tho- it is very late and I have school tomorrow.
Thx for the help VN
I look forward to your next comments when I make the next alterations.
Ok, I fixed the flash, I changed the background color, enhanced the style sheet, populated the content, bumped up the contrast by a marginal amount (I'm feeling the soft pastel on this one, I usually like some real contrast as you could tell from my homepage, but warm and friendly is what I'm going for here)
I couldn't get rid of the gray (yet) my attempts at changing the color didn't satisfy me.
Any improvement? Or are some needed? Most importantly, how is the color scheme and the usability so far?
I just checked my backlinks and saw this thread and just wanted to point out - the link to the site we where reviewing here has been redesigned and it is not our work! I don't want MCP Media connected with that new design, it is really not the quality that we try to put out.