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I think it's better if I ask my questions here because I guess they would lead maybe to subjective answers
because I just need to have a feeling if it's really bad or good, I need an opinion of a graphic designer
the website I needed to create is a website for monitoring other websites, i.e. my website should visualize the state of the servers that are hosting those websites, i.e. it should display if those servers (and consequently websites) are up or down (plus other info)
I was requested to create a grid of squares for each website
I was also requested to create a search box to search for a specific website
keeping this in mind, I created the following
this is the top part of the website:
this is the top part with the search area:
basically the search area collapses whenever I click the search button in the navigation bar
this is a bunch of boxes
and this is the footer
now, whenever a website goes down, this is what happens (with a simple transition) to one of the boxes
my questions are:
1. Are the overall combinations of colors ok/good? By overall I mean, do for example the background color of the boxes match with the background color of the footer and navbar? Another example would be, does the red and green of the thumb match with the background color of the box?
of course I've looked around a little bit to understand if they match or not
but I would like to listen to a human opinion
for now I leave just this question, also because I've already posted too much, sorry
@Vincent I see... In reality I had before more info in a single box, but then I decided to make a flipping box, and put the secondary info in the back of the box... (actually I still was not able to implement it, lol)
@Vincent Also my idea was to make the website as simple as possible and not too "fat"
scratches back of head This is also a great question to ask in the UX.SE chat room. I see UX issues with it, like having to read small, hardly distinctive urls in big boxes to find mine among a sea of others
are you able to, for example, fetch the site's favicon to display it in the box? That way, I'd be able to pinpoint my site way, way faster.
@joojaa I see, but this is a different course of what I was talking about.. I was talking about a more practical course where you apply your eye to observe and critique things... I'm not talking about matrices or transformations
@Vincent :P Yes that is what i mean that's fine for a designer. Ask how to get HSB from RGB and bang your outside the scope of Graphic Designers. Im not saying you can not, im saying its not really the thing you need.
I'm running into issues with my current laptop (an old Macbook Pro Retina) while trying to screen record graphic design tutorials so its time for an upgrade.
I don't do much video work beyond the screen recording but might want to and even Photoshop and Illustrator now has some features that uti...
think of it this way, a single banner for a company you can charge like $400 for pretty easily. If you do 2 banners in an entire year you've turned a profit (not including all other costs though). That's an entire year
I need to do more in LinkedIn, for a while I was keeping up with some of the Photoshop groups over there even though I don't like the platform. Now that I have my site up I'll have to probably resume a little cross marketing to those people too