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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Hey guys! Even though it hasn’t been that long since my last one (few months?), I had to start another thread asking feedback. Another one of my files faced the reject-hammer :o

I guess design isn’t my strongest side, and when it comes to improving I usually do recognize a problem after it has been pointed out to me, but I find it difficult to spot them myself.

Luckily, I know you guys love a good bit of ranting and critiquing every now and then. So yeah, it would be awesome if you could just have a look at my latest product (it’s supposed to be a Mini-site template..) right here!

All comments, the good and the bad, are more than welcome!

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patrickjansen says

first thing just opening the link… text is small, not a pixelfont and not antialiased. That combo gets the hairs on the back of my head right up. Maybe antialias it or use a pixelfont… (notice the “e” and “r” push the next letter glued against itself)

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rahulbist says

hi joost,

there is nothing wrong with your template. it may be rejected because it is super simple in design :)

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digitalscience says

My honest input – to help you out

  • Need option for logo somewhere – probably above menu (you need to have some sort of title or logo somewhere.. otherwise what is this about? ;) )
  • Add tweened rollover on main menu buttons – not just instantly change brightness
  • Main menu buttons could use some spicing up – glow effect on text or better gradient
  • Add a simple footer for copy right info, twitter – whatever
  • Add tweened fade in on gallery thumbs – not just appear
  • Music option, maybe just 1 track with mute button
  • On services – maybe remove that effect where the line goes from the menu and does a step ladder thing and then swipes downwards – seems a bit over the top.. otherwise I like the effect on other sections
  • Maybe have some better background for the content area – like an image that can change per section – or maybe just a nice radial gradient or something – needs some spicing up
  • Main background – drop in a tiled image.. like those wood textures or stone or something.. that would liven things up!
  • Add sexy girls imagery

Other than that, it has potential :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Awesome, guys! Threads like these help me a lot – and my file too, since it got approved! :)

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