+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 62
Web Development Thread, Your opinion needed on web design in Coding and Web Development; Opinions wanted please on our newly provided (central pot of money spent on hosting moodle sites, providing very basic training, ...
  1. #1
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,966
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Your opinion needed on web design

    Opinions wanted please on our newly provided (central pot of money spent on hosting moodle sites, providing very basic training, and designing the 'themes' for us.)

    Our new design can be seen here

    The hub is here

    This was a professional designer paid especially to do this over 7 months.

    We have a meeting with the local college running this tomorrow, and would like wider opinions.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Rugby
    Posts
    432
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 66 Times in 61 Posts
    Rep Power
    35

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    You paid for that?

    Matt

  3. #3
    triggmiester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    205
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    If you ever want to employ someone for 7 months at professional design rates, give me a call!!! Hopefully it wouldn't takeme that long. No offence!!!

  4. #4
    Guest

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    Mark are you asking us to comment on the "look" of it? If so what took 7 months to design?

  5. #5
    daveyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bath / Bristol
    Posts
    279
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design


  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,319
    Thank Post
    101
    Thanked 25 Times in 18 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
    Mark are you asking us to comment on the "look" of it? If so what took 7 months to design?
    That is what would concern me. The website in itself isn't bad at all IMO, but it surely shouldn't have taken that long, especially by a professional web designer.

  7. #7

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,412
    Thank Post
    642
    Thanked 963 Times in 663 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    326

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    It's a Moodle theme. And it took 7 months? :shock:

  8. #8
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,966
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    Don't get me wrong - we're disgusted. SMT think it's great, and don't understand why everyone thinks it's so poor.

    The images are badly scaled, visible artefacts. The colour schemes - I doubt you could make them worse if you tried.

    Tomorrow they're 'asking opinions' - tho' the designers contract ends on the 30th, and there's doubt that there will be any more funding (PLEASE as we may get control and be able to rid ourselves of the abomination)

    BTW myself and another teacher have put all the content up that's there. Our 'designer' has purely done the theme - plus the other 15 or so linked from the main page - http://www.epowys.net

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    829
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    Colourscheme isn't great but the website itself is perfectly OK. As mentioned above though how did it take 7 months? I'd expect a competent IT person to knock that out in a few weeks with little or no knowledge of making websites!

  10. #10
    petectid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    298
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmad
    Colourscheme isn't great but the website itself is perfectly OK. As mentioned above though how did it take 7 months? I'd expect a competent IT person to knock that out in a few weeks with little or no knowledge of making websites!
    A few weeks? I'm sure people will back me up here but a few hours would be more like it. I'm disgusted that an LEA has no body on their staff that can see that they have been taken for a ride. This person is going to walk away with public money having done very little. Out of interest could you possibly find out how much they got paid for this Mark?

  11. #11

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,319
    Thank Post
    101
    Thanked 25 Times in 18 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Don't get me wrong - we're disgusted. SMT think it's great, and don't understand why everyone thinks it's so poor.
    I think we have to remember that most people on this forum are website designers to at least some extent and our opinions are going to be extremely biased. SMT's opinion should count for much more I think, because what they think of the site will probably reflect what the average user of the site is going to think.

  12. #12

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,807
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    For comparison purposes:

    Our School website.

    http://www.carrhillschool.com

    This is done in-house by one of our technicians. He was specifically employed with 'web design' in his job description. There's no backend CMS, it's basically done using Dreamweavers templating system.

    Our VLE

    http://vle.carrhill.lancs.sch.uk

    This is a freely available theme knocked about a bit by our technician. I don't think would of taken him much more than a day to customise it from the stock download.

    Our LEA's school 'hub':

    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/schooldet...62ee120f833910

    Lancs ICT services have a web design team..

  13. #13
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,966
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    @petectid: The designer is on the payroll at this local FE college

  14. #14
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,474
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 500 Times in 440 Posts
    Rep Power
    114

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    You shouldn't use red and blue in combination, its not a good combination for the eyes, its difficult for the eye to see both at once.

  15. #15
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,966
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: Your opinion needed on web design

    @Geoff - nice theme - where could I get my hands on it?

    Our new IT Teach has played at his own designs, one of which can be seen here. Not perfect but far better IMHO

    Good point DMcCoy - must try and mention that.

    Someone said these designs reminded them of low quality pound shop stylie!

    Another said that the large central image contained stuff that should be in the header alone. That it was an annoyance, much like some TV ads, that just get in the way of content.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New 2D Design talking to the Old Mill Design
    By Sean in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15th January 2008, 09:26 AM
  2. Opinion: It's official, Apple is the new Microsoft
    By ZeroHour in forum General Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 15th September 2007, 09:38 PM
  3. advice needed on weather a new server is needed
    By projector1 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24th February 2006, 09:20 AM
  4. Opinion on SLT final choice of laptops.
    By tosca925 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 30th January 2006, 11:09 AM
  5. Distro Opinion
    By Diello in forum *nix
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21st June 2005, 08:57 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •