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It is time now to do the 'other windows' in the slider window... show us what they look like...
On thing that is coming up again and again is that there lokos like there is simply too much on the front screen. Consider Twitter and Facebook... has been the comment from voters.
SIMPLIFICATION SUGGESTIONS BUT PLEASE PLEASE IMPROVISE RATHER THAN JUST ACCEPT THE SUGGESTIONS
1. Many of you have copied the original design overall layout... and left for example, the tabbed are at bottom with 'VideoDemo', 'Packages' and other tabs... CONSIDER: Remove the text from the tab which shows 'video demo' ... because that alone will make the whole thing simpler OR consider removing the whole tabbed area...
2. If you have copied from the initial site, the 5 symbols for the advantages, consider removing the strip of symbols... to see if it looks better without it... sometimes it will; sometimes not.
(i.e. the symbols for 'like clockwork', 'add accountability','start a race to the top' ... etc)
Generally don't just put another copy of the logo on the page just because you have to... suggest consider using it as a watermark... consider using 'hints' of it or contextually relevant modifications of it... don't just simply plonk multiple copies on the page. Make sure the main logo is prominent overall.
If you have not created a version with a Sign Up ... consider creating one as there is at least a 50% chance that the final 'winner' will have that. CHANGE in specification: The inputs requried will be 4 only... IN this order, 'UserName', 'Optional Email', 'Password' and Sign Up button. IF you can fit it, add in a Sign up with Facebook button ...
73: Like the Sign Up ... Good idea putting the sign up with facebook...
Like the way you have tried to lace the bird through the page's... but at some locations. e.g. in the middle of the cog... it seems like you have placed the logo there 'because you have to' rather than because it adds to the image.
71, 70, 35: This is more appreciated than 73 because the variation on the logo seems to be 'in context to some degree... You don't have to use the WHOLE logo... you could just use a block... or in the bird one you could just use some of the swirls ... i.e. hinting at the logo is good.
*Designer: Think & Trace*
Really like the Simplicity... Perhaps the word FlowSmart is not quite as prominent as it should be. Look forward to seeing your other variations for the other sliding windows.
In your case you have already simplified the page down... like it. I don't think you necessarily need to remove the grey areas... See comments above regards having multiple copies of the plain logo on the page.
Don't need the 'register now' button and the Sign Up area. Also Please change 'Register now' to 'Sign Up'
*Designer: Nex stair*
Really like the way the swirls of the bird are incorporated into the 'Start a Race to the Top' graphic.
Really like the way the tabs are angled/styled differently to plain jquery .tabs
*Designer: dCreator *
Your use of the swirls of the bird is really nice... really really nice.
What I am wondering about is how you are going to smoothly link the 5 areas below with the movement of the image in the sliding window above... seems like the two are quite a way from each other.
Perhaps consider, despite the nice designs, removing the 5 symbols area?...
Improvise as you see fit :-)
You were specifically singled out as 'finally a different design'
Love the theming of the page... background 'watermarking' etc.
I feel that the 'signup' area is too far down the page... Either that or the Sign Up button need to be visible on first viewing of the page... and yours might not be. Not sure whether to congratulate you on the choice of having a horizontal Signup form or not... Certainly gives a different looking page... which seems to catch the eye.
Summary - You are creating a single webpage with
1. A sliding window area,
2. login and
3. Either signup area OR get started button
There are 3 logo SHAPES you can choose from and you must match one of the 3 shapes with the word 'flowsmart'
**Strongly suggest you make the shape with it's colors the 'theme' throughout the page... like for example the way the old site did **
You are creating ONLY the landing page... BUT as per image 4 attached... the page will have to have some sort of slideshow type functionality.
e.g. in the old site... When you click on the various 'aspects' (midway down the page ... 'like clockwork',' add accountability', 'start a race to the top'... etc) the div above it slides and is replaced with new bullet points and illustrative image.
(see attached website functionality files).
Your website will be judged by a group of potential users... NOT just myself.
There is some debate among that group, about whether to have a 'signup' section immediately visible on the front page of the website. There will be some voters who will vote that more highly, and some who will vote it less highly. IF you add signup section will use some space you might have used for other messages. Must have inputs for Username, Password, Confirm Password, Optional Email, Captcha and Submit/SignUp.
The alternative is to use the existing big green GET STARTED NOW button which other voters prefer (see old site).