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Finally...my website is up!


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#1 shawngearhart

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 04:14 AM

Well, I finally got my website up and running. Let me know what you all think!

http://www.ideabugmedia.com

Thanks!

SG

#2 pentool

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 04:48 AM

It's nice and simple. I think I'd like to see an "about" section of some sort where you'd put some blah blah stuff.
On your website portfolio page, the link to summit leadershipgroup (www.summitleadershipgroup.com) is mis-spelled. The link goes to ".cccom" as opposed to ".com"

#3 _Redrum

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:03 AM

Hmm, I like the colors of your logo, but the same colors on the site aren't doin it for me.

As well, the bug looks a bit (paint-ish) to me. I think, for example, if you have a tool like Photoshop or anything other than paint at your disposal, you shouldn't ever have 4 exactly the same diameter spots on a bug that look identical to one another, and that swoosh behind the bug could use a bit of customizing as well in my opinion, it just appears as two repeating shapes (not very unique). I don't know if this opinion will be common with others here but I feel that it applies to someone at your level (who is doing such a variety of professional grade dessigns for paying clients).

Im sorry if I'm being too harsh, but, if you really are planning on doing this professionally, I think these things need to be said and, more importantly, taken into account.

#4 geek

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 09:05 AM

Nice work. Just a comment on Logo pricing. How can you know if the company asking you has specific numbers of staff. ie: they might say they are only 3 of them working in the company but truth is they are 10 or more. For me, i don't think giving specific pricing on logo is a good idea, it's still better to put "design fee is from $150 - 1000" you can say; contact us for appropriate quotation based on your need... etc.

Things to consider are:
1. how complicated the required work is
2. creative brief guielines. Are they requiring illustrative logo which will take much of the time?
3. use of the logo. You might not be aware that your logo did for 3-5 staff company will be published on books/magazine globaly, and can be seen on TV, ads, etc.
3. deadline. Rush project means higher fee, as you'll prioritize this and some projects will be less priority.
4. Revisions... just imagine a $150 logo which will take you 6 months of doing it.

Just my opinion :)

#5 Neupix

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:55 PM

looks good but you definitely have to work on three things:

1) Some sort of about page as pentool suggested. I know zero information about you and your company.

2) A contact page. People might not always see your email/phone number at the top of the page, you need to make it easy for them to contact you. Consider implementing a form.

3) Your pricing. I think you are slaughtering yourself by setting prices in stone like that. From experience I know that websites don't always cost $1000 (there are simple jobs) and some websites are worth well over $1000. Also, what if you have an extremely picky client who requests numerous changes and ideas from you. Is that worth only $150 for weeks of changes? You should really base your prices on a case to case basis.
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#6 red

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 01:55 PM

Very nice. However I do agree with Neupix that you need to make them easy to contact you. Like I clicked on your email but nothing happens. Also perhaps you may want to add a feature section within the white space, a small image (linked to your folio) will do featuring your latest project intended to catch your audience's interest within the first initial seconds your page opens. But overall, nice work there.

#7 shawngearhart

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I do really appreciate it!

I have updated the pricing page and will look at making some of the other changes suggested as well.

Additional feedback is welcomed! :D

SG

#8 apresico

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:35 PM

I like it. the colors are nicely clashing together.

#9 browncat

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:46 PM

I love the design the way it is.
It would be helpful to add the about and contact info as others have suggested.
Maybe on pricing you could have the minimum and say "starting at."
The $1000 website price seems too high for a minimum relative to the other prices unless you are including services in addition to design.
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#10 pentool

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:48 PM

I like it. the colors are nicely clashing together.

NICELY CLASHING!? :D
That's a good one!

#11 uniquestreak

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:19 AM

I like it, I think its clean and effective, Nice Job

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#12 PR0DiGiE

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:37 PM

Nice site, easy to navigate, but the green needs to be toned down! Let your logo and you work shine instead. The bug logo needs some work as well, there is a visual fight between different perspectives (the curved line for the shell vs the flat head/antennae and back spots. The type paired with it is very nice though.

#13 rjzinger

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:24 AM

NICELY CLASHING!? :D
That's a good one!


Is that like, "Stinks Good?" :) my dad says that...

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#14 psyris

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 06:17 AM

Its a good site, easy to use and simple, no crowding which is always good. However when it comes to the porfolio where youve got more than six works its a bit tedious to have to keep clicking next, especially with the logos section
But like i said its cool, nice and simple

good luck with it
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#15 WGradl

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 02:17 PM

Very simple and straight to the point. In my opinion that is a good thing... you aren't distacted by all kinds of details... Clients, and visitors can focus mainly on your work. I agree with the pricing thing though. Maybe just say contact us for a proper price quote, rates starting at $150.00. Good Luck with the new site.

#16 JTWedding

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 07:46 AM

I like the layout and design for the most part. Only thing I didn't like was the black bar breaking the green area on the bottom. It throws off the composition and doesn't seem to fit the theme of the design as the top part has no breaks int he green colored area.

#17 MissLee

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 03:29 AM

I like it a lot! Clean, crisp and easy to navigate. Love the bug, love the tagline. The only thing I would consider revising is the darkness of the header. Your gradient is a little dark...gives a 'rainy sky' impression. I wonder if a very soft white to pale yellow (top to bottom) would work there to brighten things up a bit?

#18 exo

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:13 PM

I think you have a great collection of work. I would prefer to see more case study collections, with the cards and website part of the complete design system in your portfolio. Also, your logos seem much better than the bug log for yourself. There are some really cool designs in there that just need to be collected a little better for my preference. Great work.

#19 seawise

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:49 PM

I think you have a great collection of work. I would prefer to see more case study collections, with the cards and website part of the complete design system in your portfolio. Also, your logos seem much better than the bug log for yourself. There are some really cool designs in there that just need to be collected a little better for my preference. Great work.



I felt to say that i really love that bug logo of shawngearhart's. :)
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#20 exo

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:53 PM

I felt to say that i really love that bug logo of shawngearhart's. :)

It just doesn't seem as refined and polished as his other logos are to me:( It's cute though and a nifty concept.




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