I have been playing and toying with the idea of stripping down the layout - anyone care to give me feedback on this?
It has a simple flash logo but the buttons are just gfx. Anyone like? Still unsure of how to jazz up the front page content tho
In a word, "Loose the grid."
The magical bird locked inside the cage wants to get out. IMHO, you've got a great animated logo (ver.1), the blue & eyes are stunning, and your thumbnails definately elude to hidden treasure. Maximize your strengths.
Maybe...stop thinking of it as a website? If you had to build a set of images/pages with the elements you have, but were NOT allowed to use straight lines what would it look like?
It might be a cliche, but in this case it's true. . . The issue is NOT that you need to find the design. The design is already there. It just wants to get out. Think I'm a little OTT? Probably.
So, like, try this...
1. Bring up ver.1 of your site on your screen.
2. Click on the "Gallery" button.
3. Get up for your chair and walk backwards about 6 feet.
You do the math.
-the longwinded guy