Posts by kops

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kops says

drop me an email – kopernik2004@gmail.com and we’ll see what we can do for you.

J

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kops says

The kerning in your logo is way out.

For me, the body text font size is too large . Those banners need work. The Wordpress one is fugly and the padding around the text in all the stitched labels needs to be larger and reduce the font size again.

The grammar throughout needs work. Examples: B&B’s -> B&Bs one page websites, to full -> one page websites to full

The whole design is a little bland – it just screams ‘meh’ to me.

Sorry it’s not what you want to hear,

J

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kops says

You can’t read or what ? WEB CHAT

Don’t be a muppet.

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kops says

Nikon D3100

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kops says

Menu items too small

Everything’s too grey and faded – nothing stands out

The ‘Look Now’ banner – kill that font, kill it with fire.

The dual blue/grey colouring of the titles doesn’t work.

Try not to use stock images of happy smiley office people – they are overused and clichéd.

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kops says

Hi,

It might be easier for us to help of you describe the functionality you are looking for in the site – what do you want it to do.

Any wordpress theme can be made to do virtually anything so best to find one that matches the vague look and feel you are after and take it from there!

Jon.

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kops says

First impressions are that it’s way too busy and different styles are clashing.

Look how many different styles and elements you have here:

//Single-colour rounded corner buttons

//An overlay with a dot pattern

//Bright yellow heading text in some sci-fi font

//Brightly coloured social media icons with a colour gradient background

//Peaceful landscape full screen backgrounds fading in and out

//Industrial looking tool illustration on a yellow graph paper background

//A black flip clock thing on a plain white background.

Nothing ties together. It’s as if you reached for 7 or 8 different elements that you liked the look of and thought that that would be a good enough reason to bind them all together in a single design.

You’ve got to start at the very beginning – think about the overall look at feel and how each element on the page fits into that. Fonts / Colours / Layout.

Into more detail – think:

//Why are you using this sci-fi font – does it go with the clock font or the menu font.

//Why are you fading the background image in and out – what purpose does it serve? Why are you fading it in and out when the page content slides in from the left.

//Why are you using a cliché yellow and black banner at the bottom of the page?

//What is the point of having a portfolio section if you are stating the site is under construction? If you’re going to include that section then why is there only room for 4 items and why can’t the user click to enlarge them?

//Why is the contact form so wide – are you expecting people with 85 character surnames?

//Subscribe button? Subscribe to what? Don’t assume the user will know.

//Is the body text easy to read against every background you’ve put in there?

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kops says

We use dropbox here as a live drive. all client folders are synced between the two office computers and clients love it as they can send us project files by dropping them into a folder at their end.

The only bad thing is on a new laptop install, I had to sync about 340GB of files locally :S

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kops says

All this based on assumptions :O .. I don’t even think ratings make that much of a difference anyways.. top selling file for the week is 4 star.. just saying.. will a rating on new file sell better just because it has a rating? don’t think so… what about the other angle where it might be selling and rated early because its a good file?

Well it’s not really assumptions is it as no theme is realistically going to get 5×5* ratings in the first hour of release.

Ratings make a big difference to the new buyer who arrives and sees that day’s new releases, all with zero or one sales and then a single theme in the middle with 6 or 7 sales and a five star rating. It stands out like a diamond in the rough. I’m bring it up because it’s a shitty practice and only benefits those low enough to stoop to it.

btw – the theme that pulled the stunt this morning has more than doubled its ‘sales’, so it seems ratings do work.

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kops says

Not to name any specific items but more than one theme has gone up recently and within an hour or so of it going live, there are 6 purchases and a five star rating.

I’ll work on the assumption that the authors have paid friends to purchase and rate the theme 5* as it goes live as I’ve seen themes from elite authors take days before enough people get round to trying out and rating the theme for the ratings to show on the site.

A bit naughty or clever marketing?

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