I'm working on a new WordPress theme for ThemeForest while I'm off University for Christmas and looking for some feedback on the home page design.
Critical feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Whats the typeface in the logo?
@cliff I think it just looks a little busy due to the screenshot. Once he gets it up and running in an actual browser it will look fine. Out of curiosity, why do you say that wordpress tends to make a busy layout? It's just a CMS - it can be as simple or busy as the designer wants..
@mkstvnsn your right. I think that the word press tendency is to push several ideas like this together. Its probably just where my mind is at since I spend all day thinking about how to simplify flow.
@cliff Agreed. I think it's mostly because wordpress themes so easily implement a plethora of options and (most) users add everything without in-depth thought as to why they're even adding things in the first place!
@cliff thanks cliff, I understand what you mean about it looking busy. The screenshot here shows all options/widgets being used on the home page, personally if I were to use it for my own portfolio I'd probably cut the content between the latest work and blog.
Wow, I really like this layout. The wood background really makes everything pop. I don't think I'd change anything. Maybe move the spacing in between the head and content areas? Vertically there is a lot of space. Maybe like 10 px? Other than that, great work.
@mrskitch Yeah I agree, that was the first thing I noticed. The vertical space between the header / slider, content / slider and content / footer is larger than the horizontal space between the welcome message / slider. Remember to keep the gutters consistent. Unless, of course, you have a reason for increasing that space. :)
@mrskitch Thanks, I've changed my live preview so the gutters are consistent, thanks guys!
It would look so much better with Helvetica Neue rather than Droid Sans.
@Phoenix Agreed, forgot to change the font family around in my styles template. Cheers!
I'm not liking the wooden background, but everything else is spot on
@perrycoke Thanks for the feedback. I guess it's personal preference, the template will come with lots of different background variations and an option to upload and set your own background image/pattern I just felt the wooden background complimented the site quite well.
@MushinDesign well I'll definitely be checking it :)
@perrycoke thanks :)
Updated the screenshot
Look forward to seeing this in the future! Keep us updated
@markjames19 Sure thing, thanks! :)
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