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Opinion on layout vs layout?

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by jkdbjj, May 12, 2015.

  1. jkdbjj

    jkdbjj Active Member

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    Text is just filler text for now, but wondering if I could get some opinions on half design left to right vs full background?

    These are going to be displayed on website design.

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  2. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    bottom, hands down. The wording is easier to read
     
  3. jkdbjj

    jkdbjj Active Member

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    Thanks, my wife agrees it's easier to read but she like the top one for some reason.

    Thanks for your response.
     
  4. jkdbjj

    jkdbjj Active Member

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    I'm also thinking a solid color background, by just removing the light colored patterns. I think it's taking away from the actual signs to look at.
    Your thoughts?
     
  5. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I like the top. If you want the solid background, I think you need to make it narrower. The solid block seems to be crowding the product graphics. The displays need room to breath visually.
     
  6. visual800

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    i like the top but reverse out the letter color
     
  7. Jillbeans

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    Top with reversed lettering, no pattern.
    I'd put all the text to the left and the photos to the right due to the direction we read.
     
  8. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I respectfully disagree with "the direction we read" theory.
     
  9. ChrisN

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    Another for top w/ reversed lettering. I'm kind of neutral on the logo watermark. Often the watermark will stand out more on the screen than when it's printed.
     
  10. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Top layout as eye's/brain are tuned to focus on biggest or brightest immediately. Product is your "hook" not text. Bottom layouts draw your eye to text first, product second.
     
  11. nikdoobs

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    Top w/ lighter text & remove the watermark IMO.
     
  12. thewrightjenn

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    I like the top. Nice design!
     
  13. +1

    I really like them both....can't decide...
     
  14. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    I prefer the top layout by a long shot.
     
  15. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    For a web page the top.
    For a sign the bottom
     
  16. reQ

    reQ Very Active Member

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    Okay, i think i was the only stupid one who was looking at the signs in the pictures and was thinking wtf? where is the difference, but did read comments and understood that you are talking about webpage layout LOL.

    Bottom one is clean i like it.
     
  17. oksigns

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    Your second set of designs where you breakout and contain the copy is MUCH easier to read. If your gonna float the text, it should be be bold and be able to stand on its' own.

    You may consider the best of both worlds and have that BG image bleed through just a tiny bit, but the contrast helps with readability
     
  18. jkdbjj

    jkdbjj Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, and Jill I do have a version with text on the left.
    The website I'm building in the background is setup that way currently and I do like it.

    other thing to note, this year mobile searches surpassed desktop searches. So this site will be responsive. When viewed on phone most of the pics will disappear so the user has a simple clean interface which is what mobile users want.

    one of the examples above has white text floating, and it is easier to read.
    i will also eliminate the watermark and probable the background textures.
     
  19. Gino

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    I tend to think you have the best of both worlds going on here. You're going to hafta make a decision if you want to go for aesthetics or easy/fast reading. According to what side of your brain you're thinking with at the moment, is it the looks of an artistic and well combined color scheme with everything perfectly balanced.... or something which can be read in an instant. What catches someone's eye ?? Is it the elements and whatnot.... or getting the point across without hesitation ??

    Tough call. Both look great to me. This would be a very tough call.



    I think you've reached the top with this. It's up to you because nothing is really wrong with either. :thumb:
     
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