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These are the things I would change:
Anyway, I'll have a proper look when I've got a bit more time.
Rank: 4 Master
This is a really good design but it seems to be lacking something. An accent colour of deep red may be a nice touch. I looked at the live site a really prefer the site with the large image in full colour. Think that the other 3 images would benefit from being in full colour too. The footer images look really good in the greyscale.
I took a copy of the image and right aligned the menu. I think this gives a better balance to the header. I had to slightly increase the size of the Amplify font to make it work though. You may completely disagree but it's just my opinion.
The second row of central grid look slightly unbalanced to me. I think that you should duplicate the style of the 3 element above by keeping the images. The spacing between the header image and body text looks good with the images - not so good without. Or you could just loose the second row completely.
Hope this helps
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i think its borderline minimalistic. to move this further safely into the minimalistic territory. a few things need to be adjusted;
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I'm feeling good today so I'm actually going to review your work, instead of posting a stupid short comment to make fun of how weak your reviews have been.
Please Post some worthwhile feedback like the following:
Color: Add color. I know that this is a template but you should find a color scheme you like and make that the default. I'm sure if you make templates you know how to make it so that they can customize the colors.
Navigation: I think your navigation would look best floated to the right, with it on the left like this, It seems really cluttered.
Subheadings The "Lorem Ipsom Dolor Sit" at the bottom has way too much bottom margin, and i think it could do with a little less padding on the top too.
Also on the navigation, Under "About Us" > "the Team" Brigita has a TON of top padding.(in google chrome)
I'm not even going to go into how unorginal this is, since im guilty of it myself. BUT SRSLY :D
All in all, solid template, but very unoriginal.
Please Post better feedback
I think this looks beautiful.
Only issue that I have is the break is at an awkward place. There is definitely more form then function here. The first impression is just this huge image and the navigation/headline. The content requires scrolling and more importantly there is nothing to let the view know that they need to look down.
Depending on their browser, a viewer could not see any of the images bellow and just go to the navigation links or be a bit confused. If this is for a site that is more about image then communication information then it isn't a problem.
Well for all the reasons this design has been criticized, my eye was attracted to it. I like the black and white image. I find that stylish in an environment where there's so much color. I very much like how the navigation harmonizes with it.
The suggestion I have are to bring structure to the layout by right aligning the top navigation, so to frame the image with the logo being left aligned.
I agree that the "Home" button below is redundant, for one, and draws attention for not particular purpose. The text below the image can be left aligned with the 5 slide buttons right aligned, again, to frame the image.
Tell me when this template is ready I would very much like to use it, for a blog.