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.
Stock photography, type, and killer tees. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom.
Authentic Boredom is the platitudinous web home of Cameron Moll, freelance new media designer, author, and speaker. More…
Full-time and freelance job opportunities. Post a job...
A selection of fine reading, available for a limited time only:
- Jobs home page reorg
- Coming soon: Mobile Web Design, the book
- Dyson ad: Text as more than just words
- Setting sail for Europe
- Review: Sumo Omni bean bag chair
- Dashboard widget for Authentic Jobs
- Limited-time offer: $99 listings
- Nine skills that separate good and great designers
- Fire sale
- Introducing AuthenticJobs.com
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.
Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.
Letterpress Posters The unassuming beauty of a freshly letterpressed print.
That Wicked Worn Look. Techniques for that worn, aged, distressed look.
Mister Retro Machine Wash Filters Turn the dial to “Instaworn” with these filters.
Blinksale Dive in and enjoy shamelessly easy invoicing from Firewheel Design.
Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration.
HOW Conference Austin, June 24–27. Pentagram, Adobe, P&G, et al.
Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. Practical sessions on web design.
Stimulate Salt Lake City, September 2009. Entrepreneurship and design conference.