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#1 Neupix

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 08:21 PM

Ok, I just finished doing this new layout for my site, and I would like everyones opinions.

edit: The new layout has been put into use: http://www.penguinpedia.com

Comparing the two, which one would you rather visit again? Someone told me the new one looks to childish.. but I really like the look of it. Its bright, colorful and the icons I drew look really good.

So anyways, honest opinions please

#2 Vaio

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 09:00 PM

well me personaly i like the new one.. so i would use the new one, you did a really good job :)
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#3 karl472001

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 09:53 PM

I like the old one muuuuccccchhh better. I love the old one.

#4 Onvx

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 11:19 PM

I like them both... it be cool to see you draw a lil character for your logo :-)

the new one actually looks more interesting and makes me want to see more, it defiantly stands out more.

#5 rtbenson

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 01:09 AM

The old one is by far better.

The new one looks really cheap. No offense.

#6 Neupix

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 01:28 AM

ok.. so far it seems to be tied between what people like. lol.

rtbenson.. could you maybe explain why it looks cheap? To me it looks almost cartoony, which is the look I was going for, I dont see how it could look cheap.

the new one actually looks more interesting and makes me want to see more, it defiantly stands out more.


This is exactly what I am after.. the old layout just seems boring to me.

Thanks for your input guys :D

#7 BBGorB

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 01:56 AM

The colours are great, I see you are trying to make the icons stand out by applying colour tones/gradients to them, I'd suggest not to use black solid outlines in your icons and graphics, because black is a colour that has a lot of weight and black lines flatten your colourful icons, hence the childish look I guess.
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#8 Neupix

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 02:13 AM

Originally posted by BBGorB
The colours are great, I see you are trying to make the icons stand out by applying colour tones/gradients to them, I'd suggest not to use black solid outlines in your icons and graphics, because black is a colour that has a lot of weight and black lines flatten your colourful icons, hence the childish look I guess.



Thanks, I changed the outlines to a lighter grey color, and it looks much better now (the changes arent on the net yet though)

#9 kfreak

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 05:27 AM

Sorry but I'm a fan of the old one also. Old one looks awesome. I really like your pixel art :)
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#10 Neupix

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 09:22 PM

ok, thanks for your input everyone!

I decided to go ahead and use the new layout.. in the end I still like it better.. and well its my website :p

It seemed that the people I asked about the two layouts were all split on who liked what, so I had to make the decision myself. Anyways, you can see the almost final version on my website now.

#11 kfreak

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 11:23 PM

I agree 100%, it's your persona site so go with what you like. New one does look awesome, it's easier to get used to with content.

Nice job.
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#12 Lukus

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 11:33 PM

PP

When you first made this I was stuck between the two, so I didn't say anything, but now you've put content on I can def say the 2nd ... Great job! :)

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#13 psyris

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 03:45 AM

Ur new layout is sweeet simple graphical and bold and it didnt even take a while to load on a shit 56kps connection lol. i like it. what did u use to make it???????????????
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#14 Onvx

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 04:15 AM

Wow it looks really cool with content (thanks for putting in the dc banner!)

Do you have any templates that are similar in style?

#15 Neupix

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 06:24 PM

Hey thanks guys :)

Onvx: I do have a template I made that inspired this new layout.. but I dont think I want to release it anymore, it looks to similar.

psyris: I used mostly flash to make it, with a little bit of photoshop.
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#16 karl472001

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 06:37 PM

Doesn't look as bad with content in it. =)




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