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Design

Design Mockup Critique

Hi everyone,

I've been working on redesign of Delightful WP the last few days and have put together a mockup in Sketch3. I'm really trying to improve on my design skills, so any feedback would be appreciated.

https://www.behance.net/wip/692171

Thanks,

Ashley

4 Answers

marsha grasett
marsha grasett
9,995 Points

That's really nice. Like the design, use of colors and fonts.

Just some thoughts:

"Delightful WP" logo top left - my eye goes there first (because of black color) -then cascades down to "Our Philosophy" and then to black subscribe at bottom. Not sure black is the right color. Work on a color palette in Illustrator or Adobe Kuler

Heading - perhaps it should be larger? (so it spans the max-width of your page.) and sub head is too light (pixilated)

Also I think the six content items would look great if they were 3 across ( So the eye would go across first - rather than down)

Copy point - used a form of beauty 3 times in the the first two content blocks

  • "support is just around the corner" could be "support is just a click away" (you do have a support btn;)

The nav is kinda lost and small. The plugins drop down menu is clunky looking and it bothers me that it goes into the Header banner. Logo on left to nav and support - don't line up

But, I do like it!!! Just my thoughts ;)

Marsha,

Thanks for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback - there's definitely a lot of food for thought in there.

I've started playing with the design and have opted for the 3 columns, like you suggested. It does draw the eye across the page, opposed to down. I'll no doubt keep changing things over the next few days and keep your suggestions in mind.

Thanks again,

Ashley

marsha grasett
marsha grasett
9,995 Points

Marcus,

The best list from the best in the business: http://blog.invisionapp.com/reading-list-for-designers

Happy Reading ;)

marsha grasett
marsha grasett
9,995 Points

Ashley,

Glad I could be of some help.

Design is my thing. Code - not so much ;)

Marcus H
Marcus H
4,267 Points

Hi Marsha

Do you know of any good books/websites that would help a newbie designer improve there skills? I've read a few beginners books but I want to improve further. Any advice?

https://www.behance.net/mshanda

Thanks, Marcus

Marcus H
Marcus H
4,267 Points

I think it looks great, I'm not one to give advice usually because I'm a beginner to design but a nice picture or two makes the world of difference in my opinion.

Check out the unsolicited redesign as an example https://www.behance.net/mshanda

You have your first follower btw