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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.
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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.
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
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!
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.