[Catalyst] Catalyst site design drafts feedback thread

Eden Cardim edencardim at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 11:52:42 BST 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Matt S Trout <dbix-class at trout.me.uk> wrote:
> (1) http://www.browsing.co.uk/cat

The color scheme works well, I'm particularly fond of the red and grey
combination, and I'd get rid of the colourful lines above the content
columns. I dislike the ingredients image with the black border,
although it looks cute now, it'll quickly fade into dullness after
looking at it on the course of the next few years, which is why I
think it should be a logo-related image like (2).

> (2) http://agaton.scsys.co.uk/~matthewt/catsite/cat_mock_web_001.png

The major pro for this is the crop circle image which stands out quite
nicely. Inspite of liking the greenish tones, I'd like the color
theming to be redish to match the logo. The content regions would look
better if they were seamless. The white "catalyst" name over light
green looks pretty dull and the gradient button-like toolbar options
are hard to read.

> (3) http://ion0.com/hx/cat/new-version-2-26.jpg

Too much blur and the main content box puts most of the screen to
waste. I've never liked toolbar options on bold fonts, it's too

> (4) http://ion0.com/hx/cat/catalystSiteDesign3.jpg

Same as (3), and the color theme doesn't work.

> (5) http://agaton.scsys.co.uk/~matthewt/catsite/catsite-Penfold.pdf

The simplistic take works well, although I don't see a reason for the
bordered gradient on the left panel or the grey background on the
right. Bold font option list annoys me, so do the dot list separators.
Version number should be omitted on the download link.


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