Kapil Dev

Minimalistic Website Design for EVOL

By Kapil Dev

   on Jan 16, 2010
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  • Janice Bennett

    Janice Bennett

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    What we do!

    Posted on Jan 18, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    The best thing about this design, other than its clean look, is the people. It's friendly with all the smiling faces, very nice.

    There's a little confusion between "What we Do" and the crew at the top. Because they are young, they look like the folk's EVOL trains: entry/junior level professionals. But WE according to the text, is EVOL...?

    Also, the text is nice in that is explains the branding (name) a bit, then goes on to describe the service: training for junior IT. Nice and clear. However - there isn't much of a benefit statement for the market you are addressing. As someone else said - not really relevant to your market.

    I suggest text and a header that is more YOU! focused. ie: Level Up your Entry Level IT ... or something like that. Something that is both a call to action and written in the second person(you).

    I agree with the person who said to take a little space between the people and the text, but the text has to compel your market based on their needs. They don't need to "Learn More About Evol" (button text) they need to: Level Up... or "Get a Quote" (if it's going to a contact page)... or Optimize Your IT Team... (or something that they want). The big green button makes me think that this is a landing page... I just always wonder about "Learn More..." text in buttons. It seems a little self serving... :)

    Other than needing text that is focused on the benefits to the market, this is a beautiful page with great colours, fonts, and logo.

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:28 PM

      Thx for your nice observation and detailed explanations.

    • Steve Osborne
      Steve Osborne commented:
      Posted: on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM

      Janice makes some excellent points, which I think can be summarised with the following (often repeated) observation:

      It's not about what you DO, it's about what people GET.

      Secondly, there's a huge disconnect btw the corporate identity and the site design. Because the logo is a given, the site graphics must somehow relate. At present, the quite quirky and characterful logo looks completely out of place on a clean template. Which incidentally, looks great.

      Can I suggest something like changing the headline font to one that's more in sympathy with the logotype?

      Hope this helps.

  • Jeff Reinhardt

    Jeff Reinhardt

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    Like it

    Posted on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    I like the general presentation. Green, grey, and brown look great together!

    Not sure if the stock group shot says anything though. I don't have a sense of what the business does from looking at the graphics.

    I do like the unquestionable focus on the green button - Even though there are other choices on the page, there is definitely a hierarchy at work.

  • Michael Minter

    Michael Minter

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    The characters

    Posted on Jan 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    It looks like "what [they] do" is invade people's privacy bubble.

    Need to detach the intimate nature of this piece by separating the crew members at top.

    Might want to try different logo, if possible.

    Colors are nice. Overall presentation will certainly be a classic.

  • Mester Catalin

    Mester Catalin

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    Move some text

    Posted on Jan 16, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Hey,

    this is a great minimalistic design, the only thing I would change at this point is the " what we do " paragraph and button, I would move this more to the right cause there seems to be a lot of space there and wright now it crowds the picture you have there for no reason.

    Great work,

    MEster.

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 16, 2010 at 1:44 PM

      Gr8 input, will change accordingly . Thx!!!

  • Ashe Abbott

    Ashe Abbott

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    Great design!

    Posted on Jan 16, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Really simple and beautiful. I agree that the What We Do paragraph needs to be moved to the right and perhaps the heading, paragraph and button could use a little more horizontal spacing.

    Otherwise, quite good! :D

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 18, 2010 at 7:25 AM

      Thx for your comments. Ya, will change in the next iterations.

  • Chroma Colours

    Chroma Colours

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    I think people standing a bit apart to show openeness

    Posted on Jan 16, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    The concept is great. Very good colour combination and pleasant on eyes. Brown colour at bottom is enhancing the over all looks of the site. A great layout and following fundamentals of graphic layout.

    Something about logo it personally do not gel well with the whole site. This top part may be a slideshow showing same kind of different images in final site emphasizing the work.

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 18, 2010 at 7:29 AM

      Thx for your full marks. Actually we received the logo from client and we dont have a control to change the logo :-)

  • Farshad Ali

    Farshad Ali

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    Good stuff!

    Posted on Jan 17, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Hey hey Kapil,

    Looking good (as usual, lol).

    I would change a couple things though and this is just me being picky.

    1) increase the saturation of the logo to maybe make it pop a little.

    2) move the 'learn more about evol' button to the center or right of the paragraph and give it a reflection at the bottom.

    Besides that, I think it looks great! good job!!

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 18, 2010 at 7:49 AM

      Wow gr8 inputs buddy!!! and thank you very much for your feedback.

  • Mike Madison

    Mike Madison

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    I like it

    Posted on Jan 17, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    You differently made the style work for you. the only thing I might like to see is the content area on the bottom a bit bigger as in add more content..... I know that is not always possible. Nice work

  • P. Hockley

    P. Hockley

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    the "what we do" title

    Posted on Jan 18, 2010 at 6:40 AM

    Hey! Great design! I think it's very nice in a minimalistic way...I just think the WHAT WE DO title could be changed to something more relevant that describes already some of what "they do." Otherwise I think you area separations could benefit from some "pixel popping techniques"... This would be a great article to help you with your design skills:

    http://www.tutorial9.net/photoshop/5-pixel-popping-techniques/

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 18, 2010 at 7:45 AM

      Thanks for voted my design and a excellent tutorial!!!

  • Nate Hamilton

    Nate Hamilton

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    Looks good

    Posted on Jan 18, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    This works pretty well, not a huge fan of the logo but I don't think you can help that. I would think about adding some detail work into the footers. Adding gradients, textures, strokes, etc. Other than that, great work here.

    • Kapil Dev
      Kapil Dev commented:
      Posted: on Jan 18, 2010 at 8:54 AM

      Thx Nate!!! but i have to rework on the layout, the client dont want a scrollbar 1024x768 resolution :-(

  • Rajavel Ramasamy

    Rajavel Ramasamy

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    Perfect

    Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    Nothing to say...