Glaciate

Website link: http://glaciate.net/

Forum link: http://glaciate.net/forums/

This is just my site for my team, and, I’m in the process of designing stuff. Opinions would be great, and please don’t flame without reason!

The site is coded with just plain HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and jQuery (Nivo.)

The theme is just the default myBB theme that I’ve modified to fit around my site design. I’m aware of many nuances, but even if they’re obvious, please, point them out to me, to make sure I’ve missed nothing!

In the near future, I’ll be integrating the forum to The Tower, Time’s Hourglass, Onyxmon, and a few other things I should keep quiet, so it’s worth signing up now.

Overall i like it, but there was one thing i thought looked funny.

In the below attachment, the letters were hard to look at with the background.

Edit: Apparently attachments don’t work.

So pages arent done by Page Manager mybb plugin? :P Btw nice site

No, they’re not. I think an obvious indication would be that they’re on a separate directory. :P

And, thanks.

Not bad, and coming up with a business/company name is tricky. Glaciate sounds good!

Looks good. However, I think the blocky look is very disturbing. The logo (specially the text) looks non-AA, which looks weird on a dynamic background.

Get rid of the checker look on your top bar, instead, back it a gradient from black to dark gray, adding a 1px bottom border as well (make sure it looks right).

Looks good.

Thank you.

However, I think the blocky look is very disturbing.

Define disturbing, that’s fairly offputting to say. xD

The logo (specially the text) looks non-AA, which looks weird on a dynamic background.

Fixing as I type.

Get rid of the checker look on your top bar, instead, back it a gradient from black to dark gray, adding a 1px bottom border as well (make sure it looks right).

Mm, I knew I wasn’t the only person who was unsure of it. I’ll try out a gradient.

Thank you.

No problem.

Define disturbing, that’s fairly offputting to say. xD

It hurts my eyes, not because it’s ugly but the repetive block-square look is disturbing.

Fixing as I type.

It’s still really non-AA’!

Mm, I knew I wasn’t the only person who was unsure of it. I’ll try out a gradient.

Awesome, I’ll anxiously await.

Uhm, took me long enough to reply.

It hurts my eyes, not because it’s ugly but the repetive block-square look is disturbing.

Uh, yeah, I understand that. Lemme go take a look at the patterns I have available.

It’s still really non-AA’!

Yup, I should probably look that up for Photoshop. ^_^

As a sidenote, I’ve got Adsense in place, and I’d like to see if anybody thinks it clashes with the design. And, if you feel like it, click a few. :P

Are you single? I have this thing for disney…

Uhm…it’s the default thing that Nivo comes with, I haven’t changed the images yet 😧

:D

Who said anything about hurting? I just wanted to watch dinsey movies with someone :(.

:'D

Anyway, I’ve changed the background…comments, please!

The top banner does not seem to mesh well with your mozaic style background in my opinion. It does not look bad per say however changing the style of one or the other is something you might look at if your not dead set on either. The only other quip I have is the copyright statement at the bottom of the page. Unless you were to actually file for a copyright, dba, trademark, or other sort of legal protection it is not a neccesary or even truthful thing to have. Many sites just do not add that at all.

Mosaic? Ick, I just changed the thing, stupid caches. Give it a short while, or hit Shift + F5.

Plus, in the UK, no official form of registering for copyright is required for anything, provided it’s obvious that it’s mine (It’s true, look it up!).

Hello,

I quite like your branding idea, It’s very clean, and catchy. Logo is clean too, I hate with a passion, messy logo designs.

Your website, while plain appears functional. Kinda unsure what the deal is with the Pixar pictures, but to each their own. I am kinda confused why you have a gradient top-bar for, do you have plans for this? The typography is kinda bleh too, nothing exciting. I do fairly elaborate designs, so to me this would be a very mild dish of mexican.

As for the forum, I am hoping you’re planning to improve, because it’s definately the ugly sister. The width is off (if you were hoping to make it like the main site), which bothers me personally. I am not a fan of the buttons…at all. The text is pure white, I would consider making the background white/light grey instead, and making the text black, or dark grey (like your main site). It’s a better contrast, imo.

Look forward to seeing the progress.

Hello,

Hello. :'D

I quite like your branding idea, It’s very clean, and catchy. Logo is clean too, I hate with a passion, messy logo designs.

Thanks, that’s the general intention, even though I still need to AA the logo.

Your website, while plain appears functional. Kinda unsure what the deal is with the Pixar pictures, but to each their own. I am kinda confused why you have a gradient top-bar for, do you have plans for this? The typography is kinda bleh too, nothing exciting. I do fairly elaborate designs, so to me this would be a very mild dish of mexican.

The slider images are the default Nivo slider images, I’ve just not changed it. The top-bar is there, because I plan to incorporate a breadcrumb-style navigation through all of the sites (For example, http://services.glaciate.net/file_host/).

And, for the font, do you really think it’s that…bland? I’m just looking for something clean and readable, although, it would be nice to be able to pick something more better looking.

As for the forum, I am hoping you’re planning to improve, because it’s definately the ugly sister. The width is off (if you were hoping to make it like the main site), which bothers me personally. I am not a fan of the buttons…at all. The text is pure white, I would consider making the background white/light grey instead, and making the text black, or dark grey (like your main site). It’s a better contrast, imo.

Definitely, it’s a hasty modification of the default myBB site, and I plan to reinstall it, and try again. I rushed too much for my liking.

Look forward to seeing the progress.

Thank you. :D

Great overall design; I applaud your effort. It looks really great, but the images for new posts and such on the forum are very pixelated, and not all your services necessarily reflect the overall look of your site. Granted this may not be what you want, but it may be a good idea to at least have the services all have the same design.

The forum is scheduled to have another go at it, frankly, it is bloody ugly, and the service issue is more to do with the current lack of projects. When we do have some more done, it’ll start to fill up!

Thanks! ^.^

LOVE the updates to the website! The blocks are a really nice addition! The Nivo-Slider wasn’t on ALL pages before, was it?

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