Institute of Computer Science - Czech Republic

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Winning design #53 by ramsro, Website Design for Institute of Computer Science - Czech Republic Contest
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Project description

MINIMUM DESIGN REQUIREMENTS: - it is a REDESIGN project - dont use more content than is currently available - we are looking for light professional design - fill the design with content from english version of the site - dont use anything else - nothing too colorful - but also not only a monochromatic theme - have in mind that the website is for a research institution - mathematics - dont use photos of supercomputers, white shirts and ties etc. - use abstract pictures of numbers, equations, or maybe people at desk computing - fit the main content in 1000px width - fit other graphical elements in 1280px width - background can be all the way to 1920px width - menu must have 3 levels (1st and 2nd are used always - 3rd sometimes) - show how the menu will look like in all 3 levels - use Google Fonts - Latin Extented compatible (on GF choose from left menu) - responsive site will be the next step - make your design responsive-ready WE ARE REQUESTING TO DESIGN 2 PAGES - HOME and 1 SUBPAGE - submit 2 pages - merge it to one image - HOMEPAGE and SUBPAGE - see attached .zip file CONTENTS OF ATTACHED .ZIP file - logo image - czech version - logo image - english version - brief in PDF - screenshot of current HOMPAGE - screenshot of a SUBPAGE with elements that MUST be incorporated in your design

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  • Hi Zibanu, your design is too simple. I don't like the font. Google has lots of nice fonts on Google Fonts - look for the ones that are Latin-extended to be compatible with czech letters. Also I mentioned we wanted to have the MEDARD project on the homepage, but not to give it more space. We want a link and a name or short description, but not a whole big box. Is the top bar 1000px wide? Looks to me like it is wider. Also we mentioned in the brief "nothing too colorful", but that doesnt mean to use only shades of one color - use more. Thanks for your design. I will be waiting for your update. M.
    • Hi Contest Holder. Thanks a lot for your feedback. You are right; The top bar is 1280px wide. But it's just for "fair" preview. Thank you.

    • I have updated the project brief to make it more like a checklist. You can check your work if it is in compliance with it. Thanks. M.

    • Hi CH; I'll start a new design and hope to finish it before review time. We've submitted homepages only so far, because you won't approve the subpage if you don't like the homepage first. And honestly, it's a lot of work .. hours. So, can we submit homepages for now and start the subpages when we get initial approval (as we usually do)? Thanks

    • Yes. Of course you can do it like this. But it needs to be evident from the homepage that the menu is 3 leveles compatible and that the header with menu is usable on the subpages also. Thank you.

    • Thanks a lot. I'm working on it. And the zip file is not uploaded yet.

    • It is there now. Thanks for noticing.

  • Hi CH, Submitted my 1st entry in your contest. The design has been made as per your brief. If you want any changes here please feel free to say me. Waiting for your valuable feedback & ratings. Thank you Best Regards/WebStar
    • Hi WebStar, I have updated the project brief to make it more like a checklist. You can check your work if it is in compliance with it. Thanks. M.

  • Hi, WebStar. We would like to use better the main area of the page. The quote is not the most important message for the visitor. As was said in the Project description. The main element of the Homepage could be the promo-carousel-box thats on the Homepage right now, but styled and positioned differently. Also show navigation design for 1st, 2nd and 3rd level in your design and a custom subpage.
  • Dear iNoesis, we are glad to recieve a design from you. From the first sight it looks like it could be the kind of design we are aiming for. Thank you for obeying the project requirements from the brief. Here are our comments: 1) add ICS logo (in .zip file in the brief); 2) the language switch can be easily overlooked - make it more significant; 3) show us the 3rd level menu in the open menu 4) the buttons "org. structure", "cooperation" and "annual report" dont look nice - maybe put there some additinal clipart or change it to graphic elements like org. tree, shaking hands, document or something like that 5) make the MORE INFO in promobox MORE SIGNIFICANT 6) also show us how would the next-previous arrows in the promobox look like 7) try to change the weather map to Czech repbulic and make it monochromatic - to match the color theme of your design (the green hits the eye too much) 8) the text in the footer has low contrast to the dark background - maybe make it more white.. looking forward to your update. Also please provide a 2nd page (subpage) as requested - you can find a model subpage in attached .zip file in the brief. Thank you very much! Keep up the good work! Martin
    • Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your feedback. I will update you with my updated design as soon as possible. Kind Regards,

  • This design has a long way ahead. First please check with the updated the project brief which is now more like a checklist for your design. You can check your work if it is in compliance with it. Thanks. M.
  • Dear CH, I have uploaded my design for the home page. Please look at my design #5 , #6 and give me your valuable comments about the design. It will be helpful to improve the design. Let me know if you need any changes/modification on the designs. Kind Regards,
    • Dear iNoesis, we are glad to recieve a design from you. From the first sight it looks like it could be the kind of design we are aiming for. Thank you for obeying the project requirements from the brief. Here are our comments: 1) add ICS logo (in .zip file in the brief); 2) the language switch can be easily overlooked - make it more significant; 3) show us the 3rd level menu in the open menu 4) the buttons "org. structure", "cooperation" and "annual report" dont look nice - maybe put there some additinal clipart or change it to graphic elements like org. tree, shaking hands, document or something like that 5) make the MORE INFO in promobox MORE SIGNIFICANT 6) also show us how would the next-previous arrows in the promobox look like 7) try to change the weather map to Czech repbulic and make it monochromatic - to match the color theme of your design (the green hits the eye too much) 8) the text in the footer has low contrast to the dark background - maybe make it more white.. looking forward to your update. Also please provide a 2nd page (subpage) as requested - you can find a model subpage in attached .zip file in the brief. Thank you very much! Keep up the good work! Martin

  • Hey MartinInBory, I'm not yet finished with the project but I just wanted to see if it is along the lines of what you are thinking about. I can't seem to find the font "Latin Extended", I searched on Google Fonts and they have different Latin Font, are they okay for this project?. Can you please tell aid me in building you the website that you would like by telling me what you like and dislike in my project? I understand that you want more effort put in and I will do that tomorrow but I just wanted to make sure if I was along the right lines. Thanks lots, Salim
    • https://www.google.com/fonts and in the left side menu there is a combobox that says Latin - open it and change it to Latin Extended. We will review all the designs we get today in the evening. Thanks.

    • Also I have updated the project brief to make it more like a checklist. You can check your work if it is in compliance with it. Thanks. M.

  • Hi aarsita, thank you for your design. It is not quite what we are going for but you can improve it. Dont use Arial or any other common font - look into Google Fonts and find a nice font that would spice up the design. The font must be Latin Extended for czech letters. Use our logo - it can be found on current website, and I will add it to the .zip file attached to the project too - both czech and english version. The contest is for 2 pages, show Homepage as well as subpage - show 3 level menu and navigation. The minimalistic slider is not that far left - your design is way too simple and looks like you havent spent much time changing some prefabricated template. I dont mind templates - but it definitely must not look cheap. Thank you for your time. Please improve your work and I will be happy to review it again. Thank you!
  • Hello CH, I have uploaded a design for library page #17, I think I can improve it a little bit, but I like to know what you think about it and if you like the idea. If you want any kind of changes let me know. I'm wating for your feedback for all my entries. Kind regards!
  • Dear CH, Thank you very much for your feedback on my previous designs. I have uploaded the updated design with the changes you said. #14 & #15 is updated Home page design the difference between these are just the Weather, awards, blog area only.Color Thames #18, #19 and #16 Inner page design. Please look at these designs and give me your valuable feedback. Let me know if you need any changes/modification on the designs. Kind Regards,
  • Hi CH! I have submitted #13 for your review. Please let me know if you have any request for changes/alterations you would like to see. Thanks!
  • Hi iNoesis, nice work. Thank you for updating your design. We like it. If we could ask you to try also these following to see how it would look. 1) switch the positions of box with THE MISSION+BUTTONS and EVENTS+PROMO_CAROUSEL : Events and Promocarousel are more imporatant 2) make the part with MEDARD, AWARDS and BLOG half size .. lets say no map for MEDARD, only two AWARDS and smaller BLOG image. ANOTHER VARIATION of the design would be .. switch the promobox in the top (the one with quotes) with the one where we put info about events.. that is really the most imporatant part on homepage and we would like to have it visible on the first sight. Thank you for your work! It really looks good. Looking forward for your updates! Martin
    • Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your feedback. I will update you with my updated design as soon as possible. Kind Regards,

  • Hi iNoesis. Forget these colors, if you want to please our eyes with different color variations, please use more conservative combinations :) Thanks! Martin
  • Hi Zibanu, thank you for your design. We have agreed we dont like this style very much. It doesnt look modern. The gradients, color-combination, rounded corners. Maybe try different style. Thanks.
  • Hello CH, I have submitted 3 layouts for the homepage (#10, #11, #12). Please let me know if you like it and what can I do to improve it. Thank you!
  • Dear CH, I have uploaded my updated design for the changes you said. Please check the designs #8 & #9 and give me your valuable feedback. I am working on inner page design. i will upload soon. Please let me know if you need any changes/modification on the designs. Kind regards,
  • Hello CH! I have uploaded again the homepage (#37) and a layout with the 3 images slider (#30). As I told you before the images can be scale to fit the hole area, or you can use the title of the promo news beside the image so the content fit the hole space. I have also submitted different variations of the events and one with no images below the carousel. Tell me please if I can do anything else for you. Thanks!
  • Hello Sir, looking forward to your valuable feedback for submitted revised design. Thanks
  • Zibanu, your design is 1500px wide. Our request was to fit the main text areas within 1000px wide design. Please follow our minimum design requirements. Thanks. Martin
    • Sorry, but no it's not. it's 1280px wide for background and 960px for main content.

    • I see now - my mistake, thanks for pointing out. I had my browser zoomed in to 150% when making a screenshot to measure. OK. The Design looks little bit old fashion somehow. We all agree to it and currently the theme is not our favorite. It doesn't look modern and it is very cold. Also we agreed that we dont like this font too much. BLOG is only in czech - dont use its content, it is only a link, we dont have direct access to connect its content to our website. The transparencty makes some text hard to read - especially the Quote box and Footer. Martin

    • Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it. I see that it's not what you are going for but I wanted to give you another options and couldn't resist the concept :) I assure you that all my designs are quite responsive within your request (320*3). Kind regards.

  • Dear CH, Thank you very much for your feedback on my previous designs. I have uploaded my updated designs here. #27, #29 Updated Home page design with changes you said. I am used the top banner as promo box. Here we will show the text content in every image means it will act like promo box as well as Header banner. And I have used the quote in the next to the events, #28 Updated inner page design with changed the header and bold texts. Please look at the above designs and give me your valuable feedback. Kind Regards,