SITE REVIEW: Need a review on project design

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I'm starting a project of mine own... I created a design for it (well, a generic gray scale right now... hopefully it would get some colors).

How about giving me a review?

Here is the link

And below is the textarea where you write your review :D

Thanks :D
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looks good. Is it a cms? Or did you write it yourself?
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I wrote the design myself FOR a CMS that I'm planning to right... I didn't right the CMS yet but I've got huge plans and features planned for it. (If you got a feature request Post it here :D )

Anyway... how could I improve on my design?
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Hi,

Sites design is looking great but as i think i saw this types of template some where (May be in free template site) but its not in mind right now.

Any way looking great.


Thanks :)
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well, right now it just looks like a template for design. As though you haven't implemented any design whatsoever. Right now it's just a layout. What do you plan on doing with it?
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You're right... that is what I wanted... keep it as a layout rather then a design as I don't have any colorizing skills in turning it into a design :lol:

I might try and come up with something... I just got to play around with colors, boxes, edges... that type of stuff :lol:
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Could you try extending the nav all the way across or right aligning it? Something just feels a little odd about it.
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Which nav?
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main nav in the header
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That menu is right aligned... or did I misunderstood you?
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not sure what that was. Mainly I wondered what it would look like stretching all the way across
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Ooh, I'll try that. Thanks for the suggestions
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I think you're missing the entire concept of what a CMS really is. A content management system manages content, not the presentation of it. You should be focusing on what the application does, not how it looks. Let the users create their own themes and designs while letting the CMS manage the content.
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spork wrote:
I think you're missing the entire concept of what a CMS really is. A content management system manages content, not the presentation of it. You should be focusing on what the application does, not how it looks. Let the users create their own themes and designs while letting the CMS manage the content.

No, I understand... I want the CMS to be functional and visually appealing out of the box. What I actually want to do is have a generic design for the CMS. That is why I chose gray scale... No I just want to check if the gray-scale colors I chose works and the look and feel of the layout. I kind of like the header and the right aligned navigation, but I'm only one man.

Also, it would be horrible for a CMS if it's presentation is bad... maybe even not designed, even though the functionality of the CMS is SOTA (state-of-the-art). What I"m going for is more of the organization rather then presentation, I just added a little gray-scale colors to differentiate between columns and rows.

Yeah, I mentioned about not putting colors because of my lack of creativity before, and what's wrong with that? Other systems come fully functional and well presented. A CMS speaks of the writer's/creator's ability in programming and design... I'm just trying to succeed in both of them.

Sorry about the rant... just protecting my interest :D (Sometimes, i wish my site reviews were as long as my rants :lol: )

Anyway, thanks for the heads up though spork. I guess I got so involved in the presentation, I didn't even start on the programming part.
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Alright... I updated the design a little bit... and everything is coming from the template class...

Project Design
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your left navbar is at the very bottom of the content area. did you remove the float or something?
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Um... that is not happening to me... what browser are you using and on what OS?
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chrome 2.0.173
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I don't know why that is... but I recreated the design a little bit (well... a bit more than a little bit :lol: ).

Anyway, you could find the design here... I don't know if that is the design that I would like though...
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I think it could use some white space.
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mindfullsilence wrote:
I think it could use some white space.

What do you mean? White space as a block that is white?
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It's all greek to me!

Here's one thing (w/ firefox 3.0.4 FC10-64)

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yeah, right now the negative space is overwhelming. I understand that you're going for a dark theme, but white space still plays its part even in dark themes.
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@mk27: you're looking at the wrong link... look at the link at the to of this age of this thread.

@mindfullsilence: I don't think I get it... I'm sure that there are a lot of successfull dark themed sites...
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Great design. the text is a bit big, but looks fantastic:)
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I'm still waiting on programming as I don't know whether or not I should use the design...

How/What could/should I:
  • improve the design/layout
  • increase usability/accessibility of the design/layout
  • include into the design
  • need to change
Thanks for all of your input guys.
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muhazir wrote:
hi... nice site :D

Is there anything I could do to improve it?
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Well Needs lots of work add color and change the text lol.
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Brandon_g wrote:
Well Needs lots of work add color and change the text lol.

Change text how? The font? The size? The color? What is wrong with how it is right now?
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Sorry I was not look at the first one sorry bro well done with the uspdated site man still needs a bit more color maybe in the header make it blue red green anything oter then white or grey or black cuase that's dull
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