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#1 GDesign

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:56 PM

Greetings everyone , can you please give me your honest opinion on this website mock up.
its a website for an insurance company , the car in the header is their prominent image in the streets as they cruse around in these cars and thats the reason i used it on the header.
here is the link.
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if the design gets approved i would animate it a bit with flash.

thanks.

#2 JAZZZ

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

I love how the content is placed throughout the website..The little icons, images and the typography, everything is working so well together.

But i'm not much fond of the header and the logo part. It somehow looks empty and the logo, which should be the most dominant part of the header has somehow lost its dominance. Maybe due to its grey color, and the presense of the car with such contrasted color and scale. Or maybe its because our eye is generally used to read from left-to-right, but since its in arabic it somehow looses its prominance. I think the header needs some work, the logo needs to be highlighted more and another thing, i particularly donot like how the bigger logo in the header ends all of a sudden. it should somehow blend in with the header or content, as now it just look as if its placed over the design.

Just my thoughts...
Regards,
Jazzz

Edited by JAZZZ, 16 January 2010 - 09:01 PM.

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#3 marzac2

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 03:12 AM

I agree with Jazzz. I really like it all together, but the header bothered me too. Check out the image I made here:http://i37.photobuck...rzac2/index.jpg

That shows the image (crudely) cropped at the top to make it more appealing for me. Less empty space.

Thanks for sharing.

#4 GDesign

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:58 AM

thanks guys that was really helpful, i agree with both of you on the car being more dominant than the logo. but in my defense as i said in the description the car is their prominent image on the streets. anyhow am still waiting for a reply from the client, but i will surely take your point of view in consideration, thanks again for taking the time to critique my work. hope i get the chance to return the favor.

#5 HWorks

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:08 PM

Maybe I would add a bit more white space between the menu icons and the content part. It's a bit overloaded. But works overall.

#6 GoldenZ

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

The content customized very nice, and its clean but however the design is missing something, from the first look, i felt like incomplete design.

I believe you choose the percentage layout full screen, Removing the gradient background would be a bad idea tho. you need to move the car a little bit right, The street under the car is out of the site bleed also removing the white mask would go nice. if you could make the gray line a little bit thinner from the button left that will do the job

Try to make the font bigger on اهدافنا and give the unordered list a bullet image, like an arrow, i don’t know lol

Nice work.
Thanks for sharing...

-Amr

#7 GDesign

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:42 AM

i really appreciate your time silverFX , Amr.
but i decided to go with a completely new design.
which can be viewed here ???? ??? ???????

#8 GDesign

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:41 PM

quick update , the company rep said that he showed both of the designs to the board and they liked the first one ! errr , this is what happens when you deal with some one who doesn't have the final saying in any thing.
anyways here is the reviewed website with some animation.new design
ps. if you viewed the design before you should do a CTRL + F5 on your browser coz it will still load the old one.

#9 brandyarnold

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

quick update , the company rep said that he showed both of the designs to the board and they liked the first one !


OH I hate it when that happens!! In any case, the final product looks great, I love the flashing light on the car! Well done, and congratz on pleasing the client.
:) Brandy

#10 GDesign

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

OH I hate it when that happens!! In any case, the final product looks great, I love the flashing light on the car! Well done, and congratz on pleasing the client.


well , it happens all the time ... one should learn from his/her mistakes right. but that never happens with me :D, well i better do.. unless i wanna do my designs more than once.

anyways thanx for taking the time to post and i'm really glad that you liked it.
cheers brandy.

#11 brandyarnold

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:11 PM

that happens to me all the time, too, at work... I make the design, and my boss can't just approve anything without making a ton of changes, so I make his changes and he says "ok, lets go back to the first one". Every time.

I just learned to always save my first version - nothing worse than un-doing 4 hours of work! HAHA.
:) Brandy

#12 GDesign

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

that happens to me all the time, too, at work... I make the design, and my boss can't just approve anything without making a ton of changes, so I make his changes and he says "ok, lets go back to the first one". Every time.

I just learned to always save my first version - nothing worse than un-doing 4 hours of work! HAHA.


the worst case to happen to me ever was with my latest client (real estate company ).
i showed them a couple of options , they approved one made major changes that the end result never looked like the first one, after that they gave me the OK to start coding and i did , when i reached the end of the project and it was ready to go online they fired the employee who was dealing with me, called me up for a meeting and told me they don't like the design !!!:eek:
seriously these kind of people exist. and they are the worst. luckily i always charge 50% before even starting with the actual project, anyhow i offered them a refund and they refused they asked me to do another design , and i submitted them a new price quotation with the same value .
and i agree with you about saving the first version. its like the first line of the design bible :)

#13 brandyarnold

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:51 PM

and i agree with you about saving the first version. its like the first line of the design bible :)


You just gave me a good idea for a new thread!
:) Brandy

#14 GDesign

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

You just gave me a good idea for a new thread!


ok, save it before i change my mind and alter my post . heheh:D

#15 GoldenZ

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

Damn!!:eek: its always happening to me, If i do the design in Adobe Photoshop I just re-edit the first version and replace it with the 2nd version to save Space! and the the client surprises me Saying: "I think we will go with the first design", NOO you can't do that to me (idiot) :mad:
And here we go :( re designing the first trial from a screenshot picture send earlier :(((( ... at the end, I did learn to save every version i do for the client no matter what!!! lol

Congratss GDesign for the approval xD

Good luck
-Amr.

#16 brandyarnold

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:54 PM

Exactly! I always save all of my drafts until I've completely finished the project, then burn them to a CD and delete the older versions off my hard drive.
:) Brandy

#17 cyoungms

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:14 AM

Just my observation. The eyes are trained to see color first then words. The background kept distracting me. I love the design, just kept getting pulled away with the background graphics for the larger screens. Make it solid from one of the colors from the design. Awesome site!!!

#18 GDesign

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:09 AM

cyoungms ,
thank you for your reply.
i'm sorry i didn't keep the links active on the server.

but here is latest and live version of the website :
http://www.nisc.com.sa

#19 jishan03

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:32 PM

Hi everyone !

Recently I won a contest . My client like my fianl design and he go to offline download my work. But He don't approve my work.

What if, If my client don't approve my work? 

Please replay me. Thanks.



#20 Babba

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

Hi everyone !

Recently I won a contest . My client like my fianl design and he go to offline download my work. But He don't approve my work.

What if, If my client don't approve my work? 

Please replay me. Thanks.

 

Please go to Chat with Mods and start a thread with posted contest link, so admin Sharie can look into. 

Sometimes, clients take a bit longer than a 7 days, or they simply forget to approve and close the contest finalization, while on the other hand it can be designer's fault with files delivering.

I can see the client was online 1 day ago. 


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