Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Feedback

In my ongoing pursuit of aesthetic perfection I've again updated the look of Axels, Loops, and Spins. What do you think? All feedback good and bad welcome.

UPDATE: Okay, another design look. Further feedback welcome.

UPDATE: Winner?

11 comments:

wagrobanite said...

I'm not a fan... the background is distracting and all the light colors are harder on the eyes for me.

Anonymous said...

I find it much more difficult to read - and I do read your posts regularaly.

abyotis said...

Too close to Twitter background.

Queen of the Road said...

I have to agree. Although if you're going to quote figure skaters, that I love. What was Toller referring to?

Tonichelle said...

not really sure the background goes with the theme of the theme of your blog, but it does have a summery feel.

Aaron said...

Hahahahaha, the Toller Cranston comes from a little interview Ice Charades did with him... http://icecharades.blogspot.com/2010/07/interview-with-toller.html

Anonymous said...

Much better to read than it was a few hours ago. The background doesn't really say "figure skating", but that's ok. Blue is pretty.

jumping clapping man said...

I love the direction. It's fresh and more inviting. Congrats on the change.

If the field behind the text is customizable, I'd vote for that to be white...and then it's a home run!

Can the background image be changed...or is that set? If so, I agree that something icy/wintery would be better. If it's editable, and you don't know Photoshop...I'd be glad to prep a diff photo for you for that. Lemmie know.

Aaron said...

It's totally editable and I am photoshop stupid. Any help from a professional graphics designer would be appreciated. Any thoughts?

jumping clapping man said...

Just my thoughts above (ie: make the field behind the text that is currently baby blue a white). As far as the background image, if you provide me with a wintery, icy photo (or, frankly, whatever you want, of course) I can blur and resize it like the one currently placed. If you don't have one, and need one, I can try to find some amongst the free stock available online.

Xan said...

Light text on dark background is a big marketing no-no, especially if you have older readers, who find it difficult to focus on. I like the idea of the background, but I'd rather be a little clearer on what it is? A mountain? A skate blade plowing into a snowy stop? It bothers me that I can't tell.