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daughtrytaylor says

Hey guys. I was wondering if a few people could check out the homepage of my website and give me a few tips on what to improve. It’s just the home page right now, but it’s a start, and I’d like some tips on polishing it. Thanks!

Here’s a few pictures of it.

PhotobucketOverall view

PhotobucketCloser View

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jeffeatworld says

I like it, very neat and tidy. You asked for some tips so here goes:

Where’s the logo? It’s awfully small lol. The heading in the slider needs to be aligned with the text underneatth it and the buttons need toning down a little.

Condider adding a call to action button as well as teh read more button.

The twitter thing is fun, the times should probably be left aligned – and is that a feature you really want so prominant – consider putting in teh footer – bit of spacing here and there would help too.

The nav bar – its okay as it is, it might be worth seeing what it looks like with it’s own little “panel” underneath it if that makes sense – makes it pop out a bit.

That’s all I have on the fly – hope that’s enough to give food for thought, I really dont think you are far off a submission, and you ask for critique but that doesn’t necessarily mean your wrong.

Good luck friend!

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daughtrytaylor says

Thanks! I don’t quite get what you’re talking about with the nav bar, but the other tips sound great. I’ll revise it tonight and put up another photo. Thanks again for the tips!

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daughtrytaylor says

Here’s the updated pictures: Photobucket Photobucket

Let me know what you think. I finally figured out what you meant with the panel under the menu.

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Firsh says

What is the P button in the corner? Other than that it looks great. BTW I like your avatar.

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ATLChris says

I agree, the logo hurts the template. Also, the header in the slider should line up with the other text, oh and I am not really loving the buy now button.

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VisualSharing says

Hi there, daughtrytaylor, I think you could deemphasize some parts of the design, because right now they’re a bit too screaming – for example the twitter feed is not so important.

There is also a double standard I think – “Latest news” and “Twitter” are common containers but they differ totally in terms of capital letters, text align, underline. Maybe think about a more consistent look – the layout is small enough to achieve it. :)

I like the overall concept, simple and working.

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