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GaGa says

This is what the reviewer said : This template has a nice concept going but will need many improvements in typography, visual hierarchy, layout and general aesthetics.

so how can i improve it , you can have a look here

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doru says

I think for example you may create a more appeling contact form. And you can try to increase the size of the text overall.

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webdesigndeluxe says

It doesn’t look like the background repeats all the way through for one, two, in the jQuery, where the text is, you have a 30 some pixel empty space between the learn more buttons and the text, so maybe in that text, you can increase the line height a bit, and/or make the text a little larger. You could also increase the line height under the services list in the home page. Maybe do something with the logo, put a slogan up there in that empty space. Maybe put something in between the jquery slider and the main content as well. Hmm…. you could also maybe put in a little padding between the end of the page and the footer, (add a 30 some pixel grey area at the very bottom underneath the footer).

Increase the font size in the About Us page. I really don’t like how that background desn’t repeat all the way across the page also. I like the quote in the about us page, but it doesn’t look important. Try adding one of those really big puncuation marks behind it with a low opacity and increase the font there as well. And the pictures on that page need a better padding, the text is too close to it. Make the right column bigger also. And maybe make those social bookmark icons links as well as the text next to them.

The portfolio page looks nice. It needs some work but I just can’t point anything out for improvements. Just work on small little details on the portfolio page. Maybe add a lightbox when you click on the images.

The project page, again, still needs a larger font and a better letter spacing and line height. Same goes for the blog page too. And give it a larger padding around the images too.

The contact us page is really nice. Maybe try adding a little dummy text up in between the form and the “Contact Us”. You don’t really come across many contact forms that have just a form. Put some text in there somewhere.

Those are just my opinions. It still could use more then what I said, just pay attention to details and typography. Good luck!

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Raspo says

The orange circle button in the home page look so…”low res” maybe you should use png instead of gif format..

“you may create a more appeling contact form” and try out some other font!

By the way… I like the sidebar!

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GaGa says

Ok so the main problems are :

- a Nice contact form .

- increasing the text size overall.

@webdesigndeluxe: what do u mean by the background is not repeating ?

@Raspo: it`s a PNG file.

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CreatingDrew says
@webdesigndeluxe: what do u mean by the background is not repeating ?
Look at the background where my mouse is positioned in the screenshot below. It seems to just stop repeating and goes to a solid color background:

http://imgur.com/JXayT.jpg

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webdesigndeluxe says

@GaGa

What do you mean, what do I mean? It doesn’t repeat all the way across.

Take a look:

http://www.webdesigndeluxe.com/website.jpg

The Red box, inside that, it’s all just grey, and not that background that you have over on the left.

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PixelBin says

Uhm… it doesn’t repeat because it’s just one big background. He just saved the background he had in the PSD and hoped it would tile. Not to mention it takes forever to load…

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webdesigndeluxe says
Uhm… it doesn’t repeat because it’s just one big background. He just saved the background he had in the PSD and hoped it would tile. Not to mention it takes forever to load…

Oh I see, yea definitely need to make that a tile background!

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CreatingDrew says
Uhm… it doesn’t repeat because it’s just one big background. He just saved the background he had in the PSD and hoped it would tile. Not to mention it takes forever to load…
I gotcha, I didn’t even look at the source in firebug so I was unaware. :)

To the OP – Luckily, it is an easy fix. Just slice a small size of the background and repeat it on both axis. Faster page load and you don’t need to worry about the browser size. We use the same technique for the design in the WordPress for Designer series on the blog :)

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