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zev1

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Winning design #27 by GKash, Website Design for Janglo Contest
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designed by GKash

Project description

I built www.janglo.net, but I don't really know anything about design. Basically, I'd like the page to look more professionally designed, cooler, while maintaining somewhat of the general look I was going for. Most important is redesigning the site header to look cooler. It has a lot of elements- logo, two rows of drop down menus, post button, search box, social links. It might be a good idea to put the post button and search box on top, and two rows of menu underneath, as done in http://www.janglo.net/newnav/JangloHorez.html (not well designed, obviously) The header should also work with other pages of the site, and your design should suggest a direction in which other pages should be redesigned. I like the blue and orange color scheme, with other colors splashed around the site. The menus should be easy for me to change whenever I want, and preferably include two-column drop down submenus.

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  • Love the big image across the top of the page, and some of the style elements. On the top, I think the "Post a message" button has to be front and center, along with the search box. See http://www.janglo.net/newnav/JangloHorez.html for an example (not very good looking) of how that is structured. Good idea putting the search bar and post button along the bottom, but soomething about the style you designed didn't do it for me.
    • i see, do you mean web in general dont do for you or you talking about specific stuff like ..post button, footer ? check out this version #2 (keep in mind most of elements needs work, but i need to know what fits you needs in general before working on deatails, content: would you like column style posts (like first 2) or horizontal ones , no dates? part texts ? only caption ?

    • ..also, could you please make the contest blind? thank you

    • #2 is better. On the header, try making the search bar bigger (and note that it will expand- try typing in the search bar on the live site) and see the two sites I referenced for inspiration again. Also, maybe just the search box in the footer, not the logo and post button.

    • hello , somehow i havent got notification about your answer, seeing it only now, i will produce new version through today regarding your coments and examples Regards FullHeads

  • Hello, #1 conception, let me know if you wanna continue developing this, thanks Ragards, FullHeads studio
  • Hello, I would like to ask if I can change colours of your logo to more modern shades of orange and blue. Thanks Envius
    • Just saw this now. I'm happy to see what you mean!

    • Hello, I'm glad you saw it. Unfortunately there isn't enough time for me to finish the design (I haven't started yet). Envius

  • Dear CH, Please feedback or comments on my entry I will do best and best. Thanks
    • Not in love with any of your entries. Orange is a color that needs to be used very smartly, otherwise it can be ugly and obtrusive. The top needs to be much more stylish and cool to win the prize. Standard icons won't do it. Also, note that "Post by Email" doesn't need to be prominent, and can even be taken off.

    • Please see the two examples I have as inspiration for better direction. Thanks.

    • Thanks for giving me some time. I will do it more professional. Thanks

    • I have submitted new designs please check and feedback Thanks

    • Hi. First thing- three lines of menu is too much. Two is the most.

  • Hello CH I have submitted my first entry #8 , Can you Please give your feedback . Regards sushant
  • Dear CH Thanks for your feedback , Please see updates #23 and #24 option . I'll wait for your revert. Regards sushant
  • Dear CH, I have uploaded my design for the home page. Please look at my design #25 and give me your valuable feedback on my design. Your feedback will be very helpful to improve the design. Kind Regards,
  • Yes! I think this one nails it! One issue that needs to be addressed is where does the "post a message" button go on other pages of the site (not the home page)? Also, would the second line of menu be better with blue text instead of Orange text?
  • This is the best so far, but I'm still not crazy about it. Can you put the button and search box in the middle, and look rounder and cooler?
    • Dear CH Thanks for your feedback , Please see updates #23 and #24 option . I'll wait for your revert. Regards sushant

  • thanks For your Valuable feedback , Please see updated version #18 and #19 . I'll wait for your comments Regards sushant
  • What if you put the "post" button and the search br in thw white space instead of the 728X90 ad? Probably the best entry so far. What if the social links at the top are in full color, and the top menu line is dark blue (like the live site) instead of black? And move over the links on that line.
    • Look again at the links I provided for inspiration, and make the header really awesome, sporty, and cool.

    • A "big" search box would be recommended. And make sure the Post a message button looks really cool, because that's a major design feature that appears on all pages.

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      zev1 {*wrote*}:
      What if you put the "post" button and the search br in thw white space instead of the 728X90 ad? Probably the best entry so far. What if the social links at the top are in full color, and the top menu line is dark blue (like the live site) instead of black? And move over the links on that line.
      |--| thanks For your Valuable feedback , Please see updated version #18 and #19. I'll wait for your comments Regards sushant

  • Please, tell me! Can I change header widht from 990px to 100%? Thank!
    • Better not to. Sorry.

  • Much better. But rememember that the Post button and search box appear on ALL pages of the site, so they need to be higher up, not on the splash image. Also, I think I like the social links at the top to be round, not square.
  • Hello, Zev1 Please faadback my entry #14! Thank you!
    • Hi. First, the Post a Message button and search box have to be front and center- very prominent. No social links. And in general, that design would be very hard for me to adapt to my site.

    • Thank! I see you! I'll submit new entry tomorrow. I keep doing this?

    • Please. Just see my comments above!

  • I'm still not crazy about any of the designs. Please look again at these pages for inspiration: http://www.yootheme.com/demo/themes/joomla/2013/pace/ http://www.yootheme.com/demo/themes/joomla/2013/infinite/ A key factor is designing a header that looks as sporty and smart as those examples. Keep it simple and sleek. As mentioned, a much better styled version of http://www.janglo.net/newnav/JangloHorez.html would do very well. A "big" search box would be recommended. And make sure the Post a message button looks really cool, because that's a major design feature that appears on all pages. Add social links, and make it look the way I want and we're set. Lets go guys!