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Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« on: May 26, 2011, 01:07:17 PM »
Hi folks,

I'm still working on the collection site, working on the look today.  I was inspired by some nice backgrounds I found the other day.  Took me ages to decide on something though.  I came up with this for a background.  How is it ?  Does it look too colourful or is it okay ?

I'm not sure about the look of the logo, might need to change that font.  Hmmm...

Comments please  :)
« Last Edit: May 26, 2011, 03:03:20 PM by Freddy »

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 01:48:00 PM »
I made the logo text a little bigger, seems better now.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 02:38:59 PM »
Yes I like the image in your second post better Freddy.
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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 02:48:17 PM »
The bigger font ?  Ok doke.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 04:25:20 PM »
The page background looks nice, Freddy. Is it a single image, or do you have it styled, so as to adjust to the screen width?
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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011, 04:56:33 PM »
Thanks :)  I spent all morning and a good part of the afternoon working on the graphic.

It's a single image in fixed position centrally.  So the wider your screen the more of it gets shown.

In 1024 width you don't get much of it really, but I might just reduce the width of the main content to show a little more.

Because it's fixed; when you scroll the background stays where it is.  I tried with the default scrolling method and I felt there was too much movement.  It seems better to have it fixed to me.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 06:12:01 PM »
A simple and modern layout, at the same time easy to navigate, which is what the users really want and need.

One comment, not really related to the page in question, large fonts look very last decade, avoid them. If I was to be picky maybe the logo needs something, don’t ask me what though, no hang on somethings coming to me…

A little robot in the logo falling asleep in the letter C or a robot standing with his back to the first letter.

The entire logo tipping over to the right, looking like its going to fall over, (it’s a very large collection) but a little robot saves the day by holding it up.

Saying that,,, what you have is cool and I do indeed like it.  :)

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 06:17:48 PM »
Which large fonts do you mean ?  The links on the right ?  I don't think they look tooo out of date.  It was actually inspired by a site layout I saw on a CSS3 help site lol, so that's pretty modern.  I thought the different font sizes worked well together  ::) Ho hum.

But yeah, the logo I am not entirely happy with.  I do have some robots, but as for their poses I am not sure, will have to take a look.

Thanks for the input :)

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 06:20:01 PM »
Hmm...thinking again....reducing the font size on the front page (that's the main place I use larger font size) would mean on the 1024 resolution I would be able to show more of the background...because I could shrink the main container.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 07:15:39 PM »
Found this rather cute little robot.  He's looking in the right direction.  There's not really enough room in the letter to get him to sit in it.
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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 07:32:21 PM »
Sorry been on the phone..

Really I was only thinking about the logo Freddy and its font size, I have a kind of rule I try to stick to.

If the logo is only text with no effects, keep it as small as I can, but if you start adding things to it,, take the huge google logo, you can get away with larger text size.

Maybe out of 6 ideas I have one would be usable, the robots were just some ideas.

I prefer the second robot pic above.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 07:35:23 PM »
Yeah, it's funnny, the logo is always the hardest part for me.  Still not happy with it.  I think your idea of the robot is a winner though.

How about something like this....with a view to changing the font on the logo.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 07:51:29 PM »
I like the way he looks at the page content in that one.

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 08:22:18 PM »
Cool, well that's it for me today.   Thanks for the input everyone, cya tomorrow.  :)

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Re: Need some opinions on chatterbot collection design.
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 08:31:25 PM »
I don’t know if this one would blend in with the background exactly right, I made it with a close background colour match, but if nothing else a reflection on the logo would match the AI Dreams one. 

Again just a thought  :)


 

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