On 23/12/2009, at 8:08 AM, David Laakso wrote:
> David Laakso wrote:
>> I'd appreciate your comments and suggestions on this site.
David, I loved it before and I still love it now. There are a few
things that I would like to see changed though.
1. Your awesome logo does not need a drop shadow box around it.
2. As someone else noticed there is a white box in the upper-left hand
corner. Possibly this is so your logo can sit against a white
background but what you could do is have the repeating gradient at the
top of the page, and use a white - transparent radial fill around the
logo (will need png fix). Another option is to lose the small bt of
body gradient from the left and align gradient to start above the page
content and not the menu.
3. 'Below are thumbnail images of some websites' - they're not really,
they're logos of clients and it is in fact a client list. You can lose
most of that paragraph just by saying, 'here is a list of some clients
that I've worked with'. There's no need for this to be expandable/
collapsible. I think every user will want to see so why make them work
4. If you choose against previous then try to think about naming your
sets. Why are they grouped? I.E. rename sets to something like: Set 1
= Creative industries, Set 2 = Communications, Set 3 = Personal
5. The main image is needed and placed in just the right spot but I do
think it should change from page-to-page. Your choice of imagery is
part of your brand and I REALLY like it. It gives the user breathing
space and room for them to interpret however they want. Lens flare is
coming back! I am serious, as tacky as I used to think it was (being
one of the first effects anyone plays with when they get PS) you have
used it well and trust me it is something that will be appearing on
innovative and modern designed website (e.g. mac) in the not so far
feature. Well done for getting there first!
6. I would title each one, not the page title, and not over the
imagery - but neatly below as if hung in a gallery. If it's your
artwork, say so - it shows that you are creative and not solely all
about the code. It doesn't seem that you want the type of clients that
will use stock imagery so don't let them think that's what you're about.
7. I would make 'Chelsea Creek Studios' a unique font (a word-mark).
It's a lovely name and by simply making the first letters of words a
capital is too subtle.
8. I'd knock the size of those lines down a few pixies too.
I know plenty of people that this would appeal to, it gives a strong
sense of who you are and that message to me comes across as sincere,
trust-worthy, passionate and smart which are awesome traits that the
money-grabbing world just doesn't get. Well done you!
Please lose that drop shadow around your logo. It sticks out like a
sore thumb and trust me it's doesn't need it. It's wicked and in fact
I wouldn't mind it if you could do something like that for me. Send me
a message if you're interested.
P.S. Get in touch about that logo
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