It’s been a long time since I lasted viewed Sintax’s site. Seeing that he submitted for SOTW, I was expecting something new, but I was disappointed to see that it’s the old layout which was okay, but not SOTW material. The downside is with the text, I see blurry static text and clean dynamic text, that doesn’t appeal to me.
Nice clean site, but the orange is killing my eyes I’m waiting for the next version.
Splash page could use a little work and the preloader is a bit obscure. Other than that, I really like this site. I think you should be able to change the color scheme though (perhaps with help of variables and setRBG) because the orange may be too bright for others to handle, but I personally like orange, so I don’t mind it at all.
couldn’t find the nav to start with. News box was 3 months old. I hated the orange color. Plus I didn’t like the font, it was hard to read.
I actually quite like the orange and grey colours, it stands out. The signature font is a bit unreadable though, takes me a minute to work out what stuff is. Menu is easy to use, and the areas load up quickly. The text on the links section was a bit blurred though, and it doesn’t seem to have been updated since January.
Terrible font usage - that digital font looks childish and doesn’t work harmoniously with Verdana. The text looks blurry to me. Scrolling text is not attractive on HTML sites. They are still unattractive on Flash sites. I hate seeing “coming soon” on any part of the site.
Nice use of flash vector art, but the site got boring quick especially with the lack of sound. Also I thought that it took too many clicks to access sample’s of this designer’s work. I had to click on portfolio, then a sub catagory, then a sample number. Maybe I’m just being lazy tonight…
Same as EG. The menu is not practical at all, and the site needs transitions
Very nice use of line art, very detailed. But is it just me or does that bridge just stop abruptly? I found that somtimes when I FINALLY got to the number menu of where I can choose, I would click on a number and all the numbers would just disappear withouth showing the content, so I would have to reclick the section again to get them back. Some better transitions and sound would be nice as well.
beautiful site. I suggest having some sort of info displayed after clicking the menu. Most use the first selection available, so that the site is not empty.
Opened in a pop up, which I don’t like, but the artwork and all was very well done. The transitions coul be a little jerky at times though, they could do with being a bit smoother. And although the menu system was fairly simple to start with, using it was a lengthy process. Think tehre were about 5 sub levels or something for the portfolio.
I hate popups interfaces - it tells me people are either too lazy or lack creativity to make their flash files blend seamlessly with the browser. In any case, the artwork is nice and detailed but the colors seem a little off. Pick a couple subtle colors and one high contrast loud color… because picking three bold colors is a hindrance to the visual hierarchy. The text is all blurry and hard to read. It’s an interesting navigation system but I think it neesd to be refined.
Many nice photos, too many popups, that killed it for me. Also it would be nice to add a feature to skip the intro which I didn’t see, maybe I was distracted by all the popups.
Nice site. The background pictures are awesome, I usually don’t like big sites like this one, but the design is very well thought, so it’s OK. I don’t like the kind of relax-free-your-mind-Neo music, but it can turned off. The thermo reconstruction in the Style section made me laugh and I wished there was one more subsection in Services to go a bit lower #4
I don’t really enjoy pop-ups in the first place, but when your site popped up ANOTHER one just for news and awards, I didn’t really enjoy this. Other than my pickiness, I think you have a nice use of color and photography going on.
I am always dubious of a site which has a popup to brag about the awards it has won. No skip intro button. Beautiful site. Subtle animations. I didn’t like the popups. I think they could have been done inside Flash without popups.
Aieee! Pop ups again! An advert and the full screen launch. Beautiful images and layout, but there were so many pop ups… Why not launch the image gallery inside the layout, that’s what it’s there for.
Off the bat - amazing use of color. And then I get hit with a full-screen popup. No. The pictures look great but they don’t compensate enough for the lack of imagination and originality in the menu and intersectional tweens and ofcourse that awful full-screen popup.
I voted for this site becasue the designer took the time and paid attention to detail. Right off the bat, I saw options for regular window and popups, which is a nice touch. The overall style of the site is pretty trendy with some pretty smooth effects. The use of typography is good as well and the intro is awesome. The only problem I noticed is the text on the side tabs, the text is too small so it’s hard to read.
Hihi, I asked him to submit so I’m a bit biased, but I really think it’s an amazing site. I love the candy-flavored color scheme, the intro is very good, and tha mount of details is incredible (my favorite is in Model Book > Design Graphic with the ribbons and the shadows going around the girl) and Arg!!! I played with the dressing room for half an hour The only thing that I don’t like is that all the drawings and covers are opened in a very ugly grey pop-up. #1
OMG!!! Finally someone that does what I love… that is to create an enter button that asks for a normal window or a pop up window, but not only that, goes further to say with or without intro!!! Gotta love that. The vector work is absolutely friggin amazing. The loading intro sequence loader coulda been more animated, I found myself thinking my browser froze, but the intro was great. I absolutely HATE pink with a passion, but considering the site theme I think it really works well. The text on the side tabs were very small though, but other than that, I think this site was VERY nicely done.
I think you should give an idea of how big the intro is, so you have a better idea of how long it will take to download. Font on the nav is very hard to read. My vote is for sten one. I think the site demonstrates the personality very well. Useability wise it was the best of the lot. I urge everyone to stop using popups whenever possible. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Most windows can be created in Flash, and will look and act any way you want them to.
Wow, so many choices! Full marks for letting people choose what kind of window they want, and the intro. Beautiful vector work on the front page too, I loe the blue/white/pink scheme. Although I skipped the intro, the next page did take a while to work through. The dressing room was a great feature though, wonderfully illustrated, and well executed.
The splash page is so busy that it’s easy to miss the enter buttons. Amazing artwork and layout. Can’t read the text on those tabs AT ALL.
This site is a nice try, but it’s not SOTW material, still has a long way to go. It’s just too boring for me and I see jagged edges around some of the layout graphics.
I couldn’t read the text becuse of the background And I think the frame rate needs to be increased a bit. Other than that, the design is cool.
The text was so hard to read on those background images. And the animation was very slow for me. I think you were trying to squeeze a lot of stuff in too little space. I don’t really see this site as being SOTW material.
The only thing this site needs is some depth. I know it is very hip to use small aliased fonts, but they are extremely difficult to read.
Funky look and feel to it, although the fonts were difficult to read at times. I liked the backgroun photography, but the sections of the page looked a little disjointed to me - the menu area stuck out more than the others, it seemed a bit strange. It was simple to use though, and quick to load.
This site has potential but there seems to be a lot of work and learning to be done. You can’t put a busy background behind text - I can’t read a thing. In addition - the text is too small. I am getting a headache from looking at it, so I’ll stop here.