Thank you very much for your answers. So, I guess I’ll add some more pages and try to fix that search form, as that’s what you all pointed out.
Anyone else has something more to add? Some of those usual problems with spacing and such?
I like this.. I think maybe you should go ahead and code this into HTML and then give it a try.
Thank you for your answers, I’ll polish it a little more and start coding to try my luck here.
I have been working on this design so I would appreciate some honest comments about it. To me it looks a bit monotonous, so any advice would be great.
Here is the link to the blog page: http://pasteboard.s3.amazonaws.com/images/1347140708343448.png
This is the portfolio: http://pasteboard.s3.amazonaws.com/images/1347140949898985.png
NOTE : Sidebar with menu is supposed to be fixed.
I also have some more pages, but they are all pretty much based on the same concept, so bring it on, brutal truth
I think you need more contrast, for expample I was looking around trying to find the navigation for a few seconds because it blends so much with the background.. You should probably make the navigation stand out more, as it is the essential part of the page. Just a thought that first went through my mind when the page loaded..
maybe you could find some better social icons and add a submit button to the contact form in the footer.. also, i noticed this http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5025/psimagews.jpg in Chrome.. in IE and FF it looks fine.
Thank you all for your taking time to give me your honest opinions, I really appreciate it as I needed to know where I was heading with this.
Yes, allow me to hit you fully critic: * your header looks bad, (maybe Chinese would like it though); it needs to be clean, show only what’s important, in your case logo and menu, but the grey tiled texture looks awful and not to mention the logo * your paragraphs are too long, makes boring reading/scanning the page * titles cannot be colored unless your design is for kiddos * there is no typographic concept, no order, no idea of your spacing, no hierarchy, just 4 big titles some parags and 5 images…
You must find a unique layout, with simple shapes, clean backgrounds, hard titles (I mean black on white back and white on dark back). Instead, your work now looks like a 10 years old website to be deleted for the following days. For that, you must do research to find something new, never done before, with a unique combination of features, colors and graphics to stun your clients and click Purchase. See the WP section, there are so many themes with no sale, then most of the themes have 5-20 sales all in a few months, so there is competition, you cannot get through reviewers and then succeed like that, you must learn the way of the warrior.
I say you need practice: layouts, examples, graphics, more CSS skill, and more typographic knowledge.Good luck.
Thank you very much for your detailed review, that is what I need.