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Design

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Thoughts on my web design?

Hi,

What commends would you guys give me on the final version of the website?

Btw, the single article, on it's right, there will be a sidebar, but im not going to put it there, since I will do it with wordpress, and wordpress has already these widgets.

What do you think about footer? i don't quite like it 100% what do you think about other things? What would you change? any adivce?

Heres the site im talking about, the pictures obevioulsy :)

Warren Rossiter
Warren Rossiter
10,926 Points

Hi,

  1. Would make the newsletter subscribe button in the footer orange. Currently it looks too similar to the entry field.
  2. Would make the Navigate links left aligned for consistency and make them orange for consistency.
  3. Would switch the newsletter subscription and the Brand intro paragraph in the footer.
  4. Possibly missing social media links in the footer.
Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Thank you for your comments.

You know how you talk about "Would switch the newsletter subscription and the Brand intro paragraph in the footer."

What do you mean by that? So far I did this

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

And where would you add social media? I tried to add them but uhhh this was my first try

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

I feel theres color and space inbalance. I like it a lot more, with just your sugestions definitelly, but not sure what you ment by the 3rd point.

Donghyeok Yun
Donghyeok Yun
4,514 Points

Hi, this is off topic but I'm curious how you created that search thing that is in your navigation and how did you create the footer that nice. But, if I do get on topic. (This is my opinion) It would be cooler and 'modern' if you put cool animations and go for a bigger picture on your jumbotron. Because I see yours having margins and paddings on your pictures that are on top on every template you should me so it would be cool if you tried it different way. But, obviously that is my taste on jumbotron and this is my opinion. So I think you did a great template work.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Hi, i used bootstrap that has some elements already done. The search was already done on the navigation, all i did is changed the 'Search' button, and put in an icon, and i removed the border that spearated it from input.

Now, I'm not sure what you mean by the footer that nice, but, if you're about colors, iv learned to never go 100% one color. Go e.g. 70% on red, green, blue, orange etc.. and they all will look pretty nice together, and thats because in all of them there 30% of black. If you run all of them into 100%, they will be just black. Gosh, I can't write this in english : d illl write a blog about it if you want when i finish doing it xd

Animations like what? I was going to make effects on hover, and thats a good though! I totally forgot about it, but the effect was just one. Not sure what i could put there, as in terms of animation. Jumbotron xD I deleted all the HTML and CSS, and started to write from 0 ;D i call it now My Template xD Yes, i think i get you, the only page that might look nice is Resources with 0 margin at top, and tahts because other will get too clumsy.

Thanks! Still lots to do, and it's very hard! At least for me. I got few tips now from Warren, and they really helped me. Simple things, but i like the footer already better.

6 Answers

Warren Rossiter
Warren Rossiter
10,926 Points

Hi Konrad,

Feedback: In my third point I was suggesting that you could have the Brand text in the first column (on the left) as in your first try... and have your Newsletter Subscription in the right column.

  • I think the orange button works better now and it is a clearer call to action.
  • Left aligning the Navigate links look better.

Suggestions:

  1. Make the Navigate links orange... for consistency and clarity.
  2. If you move the Newsletter Subscription to the right column you could move the social links below the email entry field.
  3. You could remove the text 'Stay connected...' above the email entry field... Don't think you need it. Then you will have more space for the social links below.
  4. I would try work within a clear 3 or 4 column grid in the footer and then align your content to the grid.

I hope this helps.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Could you move it the way you said please? Do you mean what i did? But i should just add the social icons? isn't that a bit unbalanced now on the left?

http://codepen.io/Aurelian/pen/JKwNPg

At the moment it's 3 columns.

Warren Rossiter
Warren Rossiter
10,926 Points

Hi Konrad,

I like what you have done here... http://imgur.com/a/RelMg

Have done two quick Photoshop tweaks here http://imgur.com/QmfGfNw and http://imgur.com/iq02R2amainly to spacing and weighting of elements for your reference.

  • I have use a 3 column grid to align elements
  • Made the social icons smaller
  • Have aligned the last line of the brand text with the bottom of the social icons

Comment: The space to the right of the 'Navigate' links does not bother me...

All the best.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Thank you :)

I think it looks a lot better now. That's my final design on the page with the footer, well, the excerpt could look a bit better, but right now im jsut going to put it in WP. II think it should be alright to change CSS later on.

Thank you! Hopefully id think differently next time, i think iv learned few things from you :D

Warren Rossiter
Warren Rossiter
10,926 Points

Hi Konrad,

Good job on the footer and good luck with your website.

Donghyeok Yun
Donghyeok Yun
4,514 Points

Alright where can I find your blog

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

XD what you just saw, it will be my blog :D I'm doing it for my self, the template

Donghyeok Yun
Donghyeok Yun
4,514 Points

Oh, I thought you had your own website for your blog :)

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Well, thats going to by my own website :D I currently have a site [here](aurelianspodarec.com) if you want to check it out, but i decided I'm going to separate my name from what I want to do.

Donghyeok Yun
Donghyeok Yun
4,514 Points

Did you create the aurelianspodarec.com ?