Hiram.edu redesign: Your chance to flog me
~ 05 July 2004 ~
Bear with me as I attempt something I’ve never done on this site: Posting in-progress client work for the sake of gathering reader feedback:
A few weeks ago, Jon Linczak, Webmaster and project lead, contracted with me to produce a redesign for Hiram College’s existing site. Savvy in both code and business, Jon is by far the most sensible client I’ve ever worked with. His unceasing desire to ensure the success of his project is what led to the request you’re reading about now.
So what’s the request?
Simple: Take a look at the comps and provide suggestions for improvement. Jon’s team and I have had several discussions and have reached a point where we’re all pulling different directions. Thus, Jon has given me permission to post the comps here to gather additional IA, layout, and design feedback for internal (Hiram) and external (yours truly) purposes.
I’m rather apprehensive about all this, because I hate showing work in progress that still requires a fair amount of polishing. But I’m positive an open flogging will be worth the pain for everyone involved.
So if you’ve enjoyed the complimentary breakfast buffet here at Authentic Boredom, here’s your chance to give back. No free Gmail invites, no gimmicks, no hot dogs or balloons. Just an honest request from an honest guy.
On behalf of Hiram College, thanks in advance for helping out.
README.TXT1. Any comments that fail to provide reasoning, such as “It sucks. Try again.” will be ignored.
2. That said, a few elements really do suck. I’m probably already aware of most of them, but please point them out regardless.
3. I’ve been hired to do only layout design, which won’t include any coding or IA or content or logo design (Jon & crew to handle it). However, feel free to comment on any of these areas, as Jon welcomes your feedback.
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