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Daniel Coats5,699 Points
Feedback on web design
I'm currently working on a website for a small bakery and I would really appreciate your feedback on the design of the site. The goal at the beginning was to design something elegant and simple which would complement the rustic, artisan style of breads which they bake.
Does the design communicate this to you? Visually, do you find the site pleasant to browse? Is the text easily readable and do you think that the font sizes and colours make sense?
You can find the development site here: http://www.ruapukebreads.danielcoats.net/
Tom Bedford15,645 Points
Hi Daniel, I feel the site meets all those goals. It is very easy to read and navigate around. The design is very bready and with those photos I can almost smell it.
I did notice a couple of things with the responsive design (e.g. the menu starts to overlap before collapsing for the small screen view). I realise this may not yet be finished as you were asking specifically about the look/fonts/colours.
Here's a quick overview of my thoughts which are mostly subjective and quite minor things in terms of the overall look site.
Very nice! For me though, the pictures take a while to load.
Sander de WijsCourses Plus Student 22,267 Points
Pictures are loading quite slow, so you could try to tweak the quality a bit in Photoshop. I like the websites overall clean look and use of colors. It really draws the attention to the products.
For the news section I would leave out the sidebar and go for fullwidth display of the newsitems. Or maybe use the sidebar to lead the customers to the products page.
There should be a little space between the picture on the homepage and the text next to it. Other than that I love it, its beautiful!