April 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM
A little bit of a shameless plug here, but I thought I would share the news that Blue Flavor’s website has been redesigned. We took an interesting approach to the way we display our clients, including an illustrated poster for each project we worked on (not all of our projects have posters yet tho). These illustrations are in addition to the standard project case study and screen shots. Also you may notice that down at the bottom of the page we have a link from Blue Flavor to Digital Web Magazine to tie it all in. Special thanks to D. Keith Robinson, Jeff Croft, Tom Watson, Kevin Tamura and Tiffani Jones for helping make the redesign possible.
Although it’s great to see a fresh take on a website that doesn’t follow the usual “2.0” trends, there are a few weak spots that hurt the design a little. Just a few:
Under /our-work/, you have white text on a gray-patterned/textured background, making it hard to read the text. Example: the text for thePlatform.
Under /blog/, each post alternates between white and light-gray, which is nice, but the gray-backgrounded posts also have additional padding that makes them look like indented paragraphs, as though they’re replies to the post above it, much like Digg’s or Slashdot’s comment systems. If it were me, I’d maintain the text body’s width and extend the gray background outwards to allow for the padding between the gray background and the text that has originally caused you to give the text padding.
Otherwise, I love some of the new ideas this site tries. Like the illustrated “posters” for each project. That’s great!
Although I have a few minor issues with the design in the personal taste department, I think it’s refreshing to see some experiment on the Internet. Nice work.
Hmm…it’s unique and overall has a nice flow but there’s something about the design as a whole which I don’t like. Is the body background the moon or some rocks or what? I guess the whole site is kind of dark and not very inviting. Just my 2 cents, I’m sure the majority will like it a lot. Nice work overall.
the phone# and email address in the header doesn’t align well. they come out of the header. i’m using ie6.
before someone says “upgrading to ie7 already!” i’d like to remind you that in a lot of corporate/gov environment, upgrading browser takes a long time. just something to consider.