Denadai2

Coca-cola fan website

By Denadai2

   on Jun 10, 2010
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  • Michael Gunner

    Michael Gunner

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    • Design: 4
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    This is a great start

    Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    I have to say, often when critiquing a design it's just as important to judge it on the potential of the design, and the direction it's going in, then what you are actually seeing at this time.

    I think that's where the other reviewers come unstuck - they see the dominating red header, and from then on it's nitpicking. I also feel for you that unfortunately this trend of "one line reviews" continues, not overly helpful.

    So for me, potentially, this is a good design. The red is a bit too dominating for me, but I am not against the size of the header. I think you need to change the text colour to a very slightly off-white, and reduce the brightness of the red. Consider adding a subtle gloss effect, this is common - but it helps take the edge off a vast block of colour.

    Please, don't add a gradient or a texture. That would be the worst thing you can do. Keep it simple, it's the simple elegance of the rest of your design that I think makes it so nice. This could be a really enjoyable website to use.

    Also, keep your line! Honestly, it's so subtle, it's almost here nor there, I don't see any real justified reason to get rid of it.

    I would increase the margins between each vertical column, just to add some breathing space. Your use of images is great.

    Regarding the footer, again the colour is a little too strong, consider more subtle shades.

    Generally, with more attention to the colours, and a slight tweaking of the layout, this is potentially a clean, elegant design.

    • denadai2
      denadai2 commented:
      Posted: on Jun 13, 2010 at 5:33 AM

      Thank you very much for your review. I've changed the quote in the header. I don't have so much ideas for the red so... it's a problem :P

      I tried to increase the margins but it seems too much "casual" and not so much beatiful. In plus it can broke the grid.

      I try to change the footer but it will not be so easy...

  • Tanya Simkin-Reva

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    Posted on Jun 12, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    I am agree with all told above about an image on the header and the header in whole. The bottle image needs serious improvement and the quote seems me blurred and not sharp enough. And one more minor change I would make: to lighten a bit font colour on footer, it is hard to read. Though the footer is considered to be less important part of layout, still I suppose if something is written there it is intended to be read. But grey colour of font of the content I definitely love. May be gap between "advertising+text" and "We are three students..." text is visually too big? wouldn't you consider to bring it up on the same level of images of "Curiosity" and "Products" columns? All in all I like your layout and outcome very much.

    • denadai2
      denadai2 commented:
      Posted: on Jun 13, 2010 at 5:36 AM

      The text "we are three students" is a part of the about page. It's more big because I didn't want to make the home page too much symmetric. It is a problem? Maybe I can change it...

  • Kate Hewett

    Kate Hewett

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    Change colour of type on banner

    Posted on Jun 12, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Hi denaidai

    This looks lovely.

    I think the quote would look better in white too on the banner.

    There is so much amazing print work having been done for coca cola it would be wonderful to see this used as inspiration for your banner so more vector work, more colour etc.

    The heading font on one of your pages is different to all the others.

    Overall this is working out pretty well though and it looks like you have everything covered

    • denadai2
      denadai2 commented:
      Posted: on Jun 13, 2010 at 5:37 AM

      I know... there is so much Coca-Cola's print in the world but it maybe will waste the minimalism, will not?

      Thx for all

  • Robin Francis

    Robin Francis

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    Quote colour to White

    Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Niuce loking design but I think Change the quote colour in the header to white or maybe yellow to make it stand out more. The coke bottle looks like you have cut it out with the magic wand on photshop but set the tolerance too high!

    Other than this there is not a whole ot to change good job!

    • denadai2
      denadai2 commented:
      Posted: on Jun 13, 2010 at 5:34 AM

      done! The bottle needs to be edited, I know.

      thx

  • Amazing Sey

    Amazing Sey

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    Header

    Posted on Jun 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Hi Denadai, Here's what I've for you,

    *** Header *****

    The header I think is too big, decrease the height a bit and work on the top image of the coke bottle. I know its a glass and transparent but as it stand now, you see an image that was not cropped well. so work on it. If glass transparency will cause issues a subtle glow around will do.

    Also color for quote by maria callas is not making it come out.

    *** Content area ****

    Why the uneven width for the header and content area? If is intentional it ok.

    But I dont think you need a line separator between the columns and beneath, because your alignment helps the eyes to move smoothly horizontally and vertically. No need for the line separator, instead increase the margin between the columns and if possible make the width even with header/footer.

    *** Footer ***

    You can make the footer a bit more interesting than it is.

    The best.

    • denadai2
      denadai2 commented:
      Posted: on Jun 11, 2010 at 6:24 AM

      I tried to make the home page's header big in order to make a good impact (like this: http://sethsaid.com/).

      I can try with a white for the dynamic quote...

      The content area. The website is 960px wide, the screen is more large. I tried to delete the line separator but it seems confuse... I don't know :(

      Footer. Adding what? XD

    • Amazing Sey
      Amazing Sey commented:
      Posted: on Jun 11, 2010 at 6:34 AM

      Thanks and I get you now on the header. But hope you work on the coke image as well.

      I thought the footer was a bit empty for the subpages but if you like it the way it is then its okay.

      Thanks and all the best.

  • Nitin Kapoor

    Nitin Kapoor

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    Posted on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    very nice n cool...trendy :)

  • ppmint

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    Good

    Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:11 AM

    Hi, the only thing I want to say is: do something with header, add more details, some pictures or texture, menu, make it interesting ... everything else is good.

  • om19

    om19

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    The header is a little flat

    Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:39 AM

    Hi, I think the color of the header is a little flat and boring. Pls add some gradient and detail texture. It will be nice I think.

  • Ben Hewitt

    Ben Hewitt

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    Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 6:59 AM

    The layout is good

    You need to work on that header though - a header of this size and impact for such a brand needs to have more of an impact

    But yeah it's working for me, I like the structure and the contrast between your sections