Peer review - background

Hello

Is the background image working OK on other people’s computers? I’m concerned that it might take too long to download. Any other comments welcomed.

Thanks

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Here is the US the background takes almost no time at all to load. Very quick.


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Almost an instant load. Nothing to worry about here!

Just love the design work on display on the site. Clean, unfussy, with a perfect sense of typography and proportion. You practise what I can only aspire to. Add in the green credentials… well I’m the one going green. Any jobs going?!!


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The background loads instantly. Also, the site looks really good overall! :slight_smile:


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I too think the design’s cool but was wondering why you changed to a colour background. I seem to remember it used to have none?


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I totally agree - nice / simple

On Feb 27, 2009, at 12:15 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

Here is the US the background takes almost no time at all to load.
Very quick.


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On 27 Feb 2009, at 16:15, Mark wrote:

Is the background image working OK on other people’s computers? I’m
concerned that it might take too long to download. Any other
comments welcomed.

Works quickly here. Fabulous site design, by the way!

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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Hello everyone

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my website and thanks for your comments - it’s given me more confidence in my site.

Mark


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Nice site mark… just one thing… you have a typo on the opening page under “Why is Advocate special?”… the wording “enthusiastic”

Hope that helps
Jon


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Scratch that… you changed it since I wrote the last mail!
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On 27 Feb 2009, 11:10 pm, NeilH wrote:

I too think the design’s cool but was wondering why you changed to a colour background. I seem to remember it used to have none?

Hello Neil

I don’t know if you’ll be notified of this message - but here goes. Yes the background use to be white. Feedback I got was that it looked a bit stark or cold. Perhaps the ‘brown recycled paper’ background makes it looks less stark, adds some interest and expresses the ‘green’ slant. But the colour doesn’t really fit with my brand identity. Any feedback?

Brown - www.advocate.uk.com

White - www.advocate.uk.com/trial

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Hi Mark,

I have to say I much prefer the white background… the brown papery one makes it look like an official document… something government led… and by association less creative.

If the white background was a problem for you and your clients… perhaps change the colour background to something warmer a little more approachable (while staying true to your green credentials) and lose the image in the background.

Jon


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The white was clean and sharp, but design looked flat - but then what
does a humble copywriter know? The brown seems a bit dowdy and bland,
so possibly a lighter version or a cream version would give it a lift

  • or you could borrow from your own RSC example and introduce a torn
    paper edge or overlap below the main site panel. But you’re the
    designer, just stand back and focus on what you want to see.

Just because it’s an ethical web site, it doesn’t have to be
predominantly brown (or green): though a few little touches of such a
colour might lift the original white background’s blandness.

Or, if you just want a choice from the two - I vote you go back to the
white.

Why is it that anything you design for yourself never hits the mark as
easily as the stunning designs (and copy, in my case) you do for
others! =:0)

Colin

On 5 Mar 2009, at 10:25, Mark wrote:

Yes the background use to be white. Feedback I got was that it
looked a bit stark or cold. Perhaps the ‘brown recycled paper’
background makes it looks less stark, adds some interest and
expresses the ‘green’ slant. But the colour doesn’t really fit with
my brand identity. Any feedback?

Brown - www.advocate.uk.com

White - www.advocate.uk.com/trial


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Thanks for your comments Colin and Jon

Appreciated


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