WEB i want to redesign my site

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  1. intrktevo

    intrktevo New Member

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    there's a few sites launching that are direct competition to mine, so I think its time to work on my site's layout a little. problem is, I completely suck at coming up with creative designs. I can take designs and code them, but the designing part throws me off.

    So hopefully, some of the better designers on here can guide me in the right direction while I redesign.

    The site is: http://sandbox.knightlyfood.com

    updated: http://knightlyfood.com

    Some things I'm thinking of changing:
    • Make the categories listings more prominent. Maybe some icons for each?
    • Change the logo to something much more simple.
    • Stick the login area onto its own line.
    Any input and thoughts will be appreciated. I'll probably post some mockups soon.
     
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    get some inspiration at http://www.templatemonster.com. lot of awesome, professional layouts. you can even buy them and alter them for your site, if you want.
     
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    i've always liked your site. keep up the good work bro.
     
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    thanks man :)

    I made some changes messing around last night, got rid of the rounded corners, and made the category links more prominent on the homepage.

    http://KnightlyFood.com (new)
    http://sandbox.KnightlyFood.com (old)
     
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    if you really want to design the site, I think you should hire a designer.

    one of my very first php projects was a site like yours, i might go back and tweak it :o for the nostalgic value :o
     
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    the site is mostly a hobby and doesn't generate any income for me, so I don't want to spend any money on it

    is your site still up?
     
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    ah gotcha.

    i think i did this 3 years ago
    The Virtual Ave
     
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    oh yeah, i have that bookmarked from a while ago

    does it make any money? still get hits? etc?
     
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    didn't do it for money, but it got me my first software engineering job out of colllege :bowdown:

    it acutally gets quite a few hits from searches. i want to redo it in rails and see how long it takes me :o
     
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    yeah, this website has gotten me a few job offers :coolugh:

    and good luck, i can't stand rails.

    also, i redid the header section, and changed the logo to something more simple.
     
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    big updates...changed around the header some more.

    added logos for all the restaurants and changed around the table that displays them
     

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