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    That is the question. I'm going to redesign my site, and I wan't to know what the major of possible-customers like, a clean portfolio page, or a eye-candy one.
    See the Header Image I've made in a hour of so. Is this good or should I go with the clean layout/design?
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    I like to see something a little simpler then that.
    Or at least a little lighter for a design company web site. That looks more gamish and clanny whereas a business would want to use brighter more possitive colours. I think that is a little to dark and negative.

    It doesn't have to be simple. I just like a lighter site. Inless the subject of your site is dark and "underground".

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    It depends on what you're going for. Large corporations are more likely to want a clean, easy to navigate site. Smaller businesses may be going for the "wow factor" to set them apart from their competitors.

    Your best bet may be a combination of the two. The banner you attached is a little dark and I agree it looks a little like a gaming site. I would go for a bright, well designed site with sharp graphics. But that's just me.

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    Exactly, I think you should make it with warm colors, that way the visitor will feel nice and relaxed. Good Luck further... ;p

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    I'm guessing both could work as long as you use a higher balance of clean to candy. As an example don't make a 'layout' that ultimamtely attracts more attention than your content.

    For your header don't use an oversized pixel/bitmap font, they look really bad at anything other than their intended size. - You could pick up on the above using 'Clean' fonts as a start...

    I like the logo.

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    You could do both. Just because a design is clean doesn't mean it has some eye candy in it?
    But you don't want it to look like the inside of a space shuttle or something. Not for a design company anyway.

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    I like it but i think it needs to be brighter. I have one question tho as a relative newbie i see a lot of banners with backgrounds such as yours faded swirling images etc if you guys catch my drift! I was wondering how you create this effect is it simply a mish mash of images blended together and faded with a colour filter over the top or is it more complicated?
    Whats the matter the CIA got u pushing too many pencils ???

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    This one is made from 4 images with different blend methods, a few color filters and the liquify filter from PS CS. The result is totally random, but most of the times cool.

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    Wow thats cool , would u be able to show me the images u used? What do u mean by blend methods?

    What is PS CS i assume u mean photoshop but i am unaware of what CS is?
    Whats the matter the CIA got u pushing too many pencils ???

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    I can't show you the images because I don't remember wich were it, but I can tell you that it were normal stock photos from deviantart stock photos.
    PS CS = Photoshop CS, CS means Creative Suite, a new version of apps from Adobe


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