View Full Version : Would like opinions on two different layouts.

12-10-2006, 02:43 AM

I'm trying to decide between two web page layouts and would appreciate your feedback.

Personally, for some reason, I like the looks of (1) better. It also matches my "home" page. However, to me, (2) reads easier but...for whatever reasons and for the lack of a better explanation:?, looks "cheaper" in my opinion.

What do you think and why?

Thank you.

1) http://www.earthenexposure.com/Templates/TEMPLATE.dwt
2) http://www.earthenexposure.com/Templates/oldtemplate.dwt

12-10-2006, 08:55 AM
I like them both, neither looks "cheap".

The graphic designer in me likes #1, while the web designer in me likes #2.

I do think #2 would probably be easier to read.


12-10-2006, 11:38 AM
i like #1

i think its cleaner

12-11-2006, 04:27 PM
Thanks for the input, you two.

I'm working on number 1 to clean it even more, take the stretch look out of the title and make it easier to read.

12-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Number 1 as well :)

12-11-2006, 11:54 PM
no 1 also, clearer and less is more as my granny would say

12-12-2006, 07:14 AM
I prefer number 3.

12-13-2006, 11:38 PM
Thanks for the additional opinions, even yours, Andromeda:D

12-15-2006, 11:37 AM
I don't mean to rock the boat, but I much prefer #2.

The typeface used in the logo in #1 is far too distorted and squashed.

12-15-2006, 01:32 PM
i disagree

the 1st option is intuitive regarding the navigation. I think (without dissing your opinion) that the 2nd option is untidy.

design allows for such rule bending (if you can call it that). Fonts can be any shape, size and colour as the design dictates

does the following break any font size rules


coz i dont care, its bling

12-15-2006, 01:43 PM
I take your point on the navigation, I was mainly referring to the logo

does the following break any font size rules


coz i dont care, its bling

I don't see any distorted fonts on that site. Don't get me wrong I am all for experimental typography.

Extending or reducing the proportions slightly is ok but it takes a lot of skill to design a good typeface, when it is warped or squashed so much it ruins the typeface's horizontal and vertical weights not to mention the typeface designers hardwork.

Also, if it is to be used as a logo, it really needs to be easily readable.

12-15-2006, 02:26 PM
i agree

a font is a font and i never remodel it using scale etc

its like Graphic Equalizer's on a HI FI

why would you colour a sound when the producer/engineer had been paid allot of money for getting a sound just right

12-15-2006, 04:22 PM
I like the 1st one and would suggest putting a return in after Ski Hut Rentals and include contact at the end of the second line.

regards blanchard

12-16-2006, 05:30 AM
Thanks for the replies, everyone. And Davidj, that 5nac.com is the coolest site I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing that one!