Ice isn't a high yield distributor or anything like that, most of the services he provides (correct me if I'm wrong) are local repair and such. Having an easy to navigate site that also looks flashy is probably the best thing for him.Originally posted by Des-ROW@Sun, 2005-02-20 @ 05:31 PM
Originally posted by SkankinMonkey+Mon, 2005-02-21 @ 08:41 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SkankinMonkey @ Mon, 2005-02-21 @ 08:41 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>Ice isn't a high yield distributor or anything like that, most of the services he provides (correct me if I'm wrong) are local repair and such. Having an easy to navigate site that also looks flashy is probably the best thing for him.[/b]
Originally posted by IceMan2k@Mon, 2005-02-21 @ 08:52 AM
It just needs to be informative. Plus I don't see whats so unprofessional about it other then its not finished.
I like the fonts and especially the flames. If IceMan is looking for advice on ways to improve (which I don't recall him asking for anyone's opinion) I'd stay away from tiled patterns, and move towards flat colors. Other than that it looks pretty good.Originally posted by Des-ROW@Sun, 2005-02-20 @ 11:35 PM
But seriously, the fonts, the colors, everything is too flashy and overall dark to actually look professional. Not "clean".
Sorry, but that is how things work nowadays. Just check the sites for any major companies.Originally posted by it290@Mon, 2005-02-21 @ 03:13 PM
I think it's disgusting that people think something needs to be totally sterile in order to look 'professional'.
I would argue that major companies don't set the standard for what is professional and what is not -- I have nothing against clean layouts, but many websites belonging to large companies are navigational nightmares. Besides, the websites of large companies tend to be like their office buildings -- they may be functional, but they are often far from being inspring or optimally efficient. Do you really think it would be effective for Ice's site to be presented in a similar manner to the Playstation site, even though the content is entirely different?Sorry, but that is how things work nowadays. Just check the sites for any major companies.
The AOL and Sega sites look okay to me, particularly the AOL one. Both of the MS sites seem to fall into the 'lets cram a bunch of links into little boxes' genre, which I don't really care for, but is still fairly effective - probably one of the better ways to present a lot of information in a small space, especially when that information is being collated by humans and computers in tandem. That doesn't mean they're not sterile, however. Their whole purpose is to be generic and non-threatening, so you can't really expect anything else.If you are trying to say its lifeless... I would disagree personally. Sega.com, msn.com, microsoft.com, aol.com... all websites of large companies seem to have a lot of things going on in there main page with tons of info and some structure to it that makes it some what easy to find your way around.
bahahaha i couldn't agree moreOriginally posted by Zero 9@Mon, 2005-02-21 @ 01:48 PM
For a computer technician who drives to your house in a corvette, a website like this is a perfect fit.