SITE REVIEW: Shop The Bargain Monster

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here is a site me and a client are working on. does anyone have any recommendations?

http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/bargain4edit.jpg
edit: http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... 4edit5.jpg
edit 2: http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... 4edit6.jpg
edit 3: http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... 4edit9.jpg

first page: http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/

thanks! looking forward to your posts :)
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Do something about the logo, Bargain Monster has a terrible typeface.

The color scheme is kind of pale, perhaps more experimenting needs to be done, is this your only version?
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no just the first draft. will be doing more work on it
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With a name like bargain monster, you cant design it around a pink layout. Monsters and pink just dont gel. You should try for a more commanding and edgier feel for the site, in fact, something like the ozzu.com header and theme. Thats just my personal opinion for whatever its worth. And as mentioned before, the Bargain Monster type font doesnt fit the theme. The layout looks promising, but it'll be easier to make recommendations when you throw in some content. I've seen some of your previous designs, so I'm sure you'll do well.
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http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... 4edit5.jpg

hows that look?
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It looks much better from the first one, but what are the top tabs for? They look like they're trying to fill up space simply for the sake of filling up space?
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they will be filled
here's the newer one:
http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... 4edit6.jpg

also what do you guys think about the new color scheme? so you think teal oj and blue works with this site?
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Tons better man!! I know I said to give it a little more edge, but that new monster may be too scary! Lol. Maybe incorporate the image you had before if can. Plus the blue doesnt really blend well with the rest of the header. There's a lot going in that menu, neksus described it to the point. If there are going to be like 12 category selections, then it should be ok, but if you keep the menu tabs as is, having the other selections (home, contact, help etc....) in the same area may be overkilling the amount of options. Maybe you could drop them into a footer, or I was actually thinking it may look ok to put them where you have the Breadcrumb>> here row, aligned to the right. But I gotta say, thats a pretty good (and quick) change you made to the site. I think its a better reflection of what the site's image should be.
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another edit:
http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... 4edit9.jpg
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Not the best i've seen but better them others...
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Hey SSH-Raj,

Of the three designs, the third is the one I like the most. The first one is too feminin. I also don't associate the word "monster" with pink ;)

The second one is too blurry and the typeface isn't quite right.
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The 3rd edit is really good and everything seems to blend a heck of a lot better, even the one-eyed monster :lol: . Great stuff man.
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ok got it into a simple oscommerce template:

http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/
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how would something similar to this look?
http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... edit12.jpg

the client talked to some other designers and they said the current design doesn't look professional enough. what is your option?
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SSH-Raj wrote:
how would something similar to this look?
http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... edit12.jpg

the client talked to some other designers and they said the current design doesn't look professional enough. what is your option?


I miss the old monster :P ! The layout of the header makes it a little easier to navigate. The color scheme for the menu will definitely need touch ups. Honestly, your previous template (http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/) looks really good! I would only recommend changing the text you used for the menu tabs to something a little less halloween'ish. A simple text font would probably make it a bit more professional. Other than that, I think the site has some edge to it and keeps up with its name. But hey, the customer is always right, so if they ask you to dim it down a bit, then the new template isnt all THAT bad, you can definitely work it into your theme.
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keep the old monster!

As for the preview of the first page, you should add an intro paragraph describing what your site is about (even if it seems semi obvious)
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heres another try:
http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... edit13.jpg
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What happened to all the other categories?
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This is by far my favorite

http://www.adrenalinepcs.com/~thebm/UPL ... edit10.jpg
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I agree w/ flavah. The last one posted was my favorite as well. I think the blue monster is nice, and the tabs are a nice way of indexing. My only gripe is when you go into the categories and there are pictures of items at 'bargain prices,' that those pictures are blurry. It looks as if you stretched out the pictures or something. I think with a nice setup and idea that you have going, you should have clear pictures of what is for sale at these 'bargain prices'. Just my 2 cents. =)
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613flavah wrote:
What happened to all the other categories?


he wants a dhtml menu. edit10 is my fav too. thanks for your comments. i know that you know what you are talking about and that will really help with the clients decision. thanks again! :)
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That's sweet of you :) Look forward to the progress of the site!

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