Friday, September 28, 2007

On The Job - Rough Designs
This week we are intending to display 2 digitised designs for our client for approval. The client owns a haidressers in Pontefract. I would welcome any feedback that you wish to give!

This was our first design. The general consensus with this design was a bit to structured and didn't quite flow...

The design was then amended to this...


The second design was where the curve to the right originated. I originally planned for links at the top...

However following feedback from Steve and Rich we decided to put the links below the image...


So at present the ideas we plan to show the client are the second and fourth design.

9 comments:

Craig Allington said...

I think it could be important to have the company's address on the homepage of the site like on the second design, but I don't know if it's needed for the logo and image of the company (including the logo).

It definately looks better in my opinion with the bigger picture of the salon, perhaps you could put the address above the opening times?

It would be better to see the images a bit bigger and with the sizes to give better review.

Craig Burgess said...

I'm not sure about using the front of the building for your header, it just doesn't look right to me. The image looks too far zoomed in and doesn't have any room to breathe.

If possible, I'd go for a much wider shot of the building, or a montage of images, and lay the logo flat over the top to make it much more prominent.

Ben Waller said...

Thanks for your comments. I definitely think youre right about having the address on the homepage, we could include this in the content section that has got lorem ipsum in at the minute but it is something to think about.

None of the images are finalised at present because we only had a few images that we had took previously. We are due to take more photo's on saturday at 10am so the images will probably change before we showe the designs to the client.

Suzanne Hullah said...

i know i'm only a first year, but i prefer the second layout to the first.

Chris Towell said...

I really like the fourth design and think it looks quite professional. I agree with Steve in saying that the navigation definitely belongs under the image. I think that the black colour scheme really makes the screen design and I don't think it would work with any other colour.

Marc Pugh said...

I also beleive that the fourth design is the better of the two. It looks more professional and good use of the curee has been implemented.

Like craig has said, the image of the front of the building could have a better image. Try and take as many photographs on Saturday as possible.

Richard said...

I tihnk the first design is too boxy and doesnt really suit the logo.

I think two curves in the second design is too much. But she may like this design because it has two curves, So i will have to be quite persuasive next monday.

The third the links dont seem part of the design,where as design four everything looks connected and the design just looks right to me.

I think we will try and point her towards the forth design, especailly when we have the right images.

Good work though they all look profesional.

scott said...

I think you need to see the whole shop front as in V1 & V2.

Maybe you could carry the curved feel across the image so it marries up with the curve on the right hand side.(V2)

Having said this I think there maybe too much black down the side on V2. It could do with breaking up, maybe some more images?

Oh, decisions, decisions!

Craig Allington said...

Well it sounds like your pitch is today so good luck (if you've not already done it)

Remember Steve's golden client rules such as if you say you threw one together in a hurry they'll always like it the most, etc.