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    Hi, I have just redesigned a website. It is for a law firm and we would like to have it content rich, i.e photos, articles. We are also planning to add an RSS feeder to one of its pages and i would really appreciate your opinions and suggestions how I could do this better.

    Please comment on the colors, lay-out and interface for improvement.

    Your feedback it very much appreciated

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    Please don't take it serious but its my personal opinion.
    Your site does not seems to belong to law firm.
    I don't know why you add purple color.... pictures are not supporting too
    Growing plant is an image of business growth it has nothing to do with law... chess game may be the representative of politics

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    I agree with the first reply, I don't understand the use of purple which isn't very "web friendly". I find it very hard to read the white text inside the purple area on the home page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireproofgfx, post: 244005
    I agree with the first reply, I don't understand the use of purple which isn't very "web friendly". I find it very hard to read the white text inside the purple area on the home page.
    I suggest you use colors like blue's, gray's, black's, white's. Never use really bright colors as your base.
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    I agree with what has been said prior to this post. Purple...uggh. As well, I am a little confused on the image choices in the slider. When the first image comes up, I am thinking I am looking at a massage therapy place, not a law firm. Then the train tracks and a little plant? These are not conducive to a law firm. Either get some shots of the firm handling business or go to a stock photo online shop and get pics that are attorney or lawyer related. Also, give a direct link to Google maps or some other form of navigation. And supply the contact form as well as all the other info on the contact page together. No seperate nav for one or the other. Just makes things easier and more professional

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    The color purple has been used for ages to signify royalty, and in certain parts of the world people tend to use rich colors to "impress"...

    I agree with the comments about the images on the slider not mactching ... Since there is very little actual text to signify anything.

    I think what everyone pretty much is saying.... On the front page of ANY site, when it open, without the user having to do anything... ( don't touch the mouse, don't scroll, etc... ) a user should be able to determine based on images and content... What the site is about and if they should do something.

    The one drawback to using a slider on any site, its a distraction, especially if the images don't convey what the site is about... Since yours don't and there is very little description or text of what the site is about... Your slider has become a "confusing distraction"...

    Good new is... You can fix ( see comments above ), or add some actual content so the user can read what the site is about.

    Me personally, I really don't care about colors, they are not a distraction, but they can be used to compliment the content... Perhaps a different font to make the law firm name more bold... Since you're using a bold color...

    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webzarus, post: 244097
    The color purple has been used for ages to signify royalty, and in certain parts of the world people tend to use rich colors to "impress"...

    I agree with the comments about the images on the slider not mactching ... Since there is very little actual text to signify anything.

    I think what everyone pretty much is saying.... On the front page of ANY site, when it open, without the user having to do anything... ( don't touch the mouse, don't scroll, etc... ) a user should be able to determine based on images and content... What the site is about and if they should do something.

    The one drawback to using a slider on any site, its a distraction, especially if the images don't convey what the site is about... Since yours don't and there is very little description or text of what the site is about... Your slider has become a "confusing distraction"...

    Good new is... You can fix ( see comments above ), or add some actual content so the user can read what the site is about.

    Me personally, I really don't care about colors, they are not a distraction, but they can be used to compliment the content... Perhaps a different font to make the law firm name more bold... Since you're using a bold color...

    Just my opinion
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    Thank you for all your honest comments and feedback. This is what we need to improve the design.

    Growing plant is an image of business growth it has nothing to do with law... chess game may be the representative of politics
    Regarding the photos, we opted not to use "traditional" photos to signify law or anything related to law firm. We want to use modern concept of representing things, i.e. we don't want the website to look like those traditional websites.

    However, I will present these comments to our next project meeting. Thanks again.

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    I agree with all of the above as well. Is purple part of the company logo? If so, perhaps you can use it in only a small section of the site--like a small corner or something. There's something about the purple that doesn't seem to fit in my opinion. I like the slider but agree that the pictures don't really relate to a law firm type of site. Also, the white text is quite small so it's difficult to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.aljoufilaw.com, post: 244207
    Thank you for all your honest comments and feedback. This is what we need to improve the design.

    Regarding the photos, we opted not to use "traditional" photos to signify law or anything related to law firm. We want to use modern concept of representing things, i.e. we don't want the website to look like those traditional websites.

    However, I will present these comments to our next project meeting. Thanks again.
    I understand what you mean - you don't want to use overdone photos of blindfolded Lady Justice, etc. But you can find more modern images that would represent the concept of law and lawyers better than the ones you have used.
    You have 4 images in your slider, and I have suggestions for them that may better represent the ideas behind them -
    1. commitment to excellence - thinking and execution IMAGE
    2. distiguished law firm - someone to guide you IMAGE
    3. distinctive approach - delivering services differently IMAGE
    4. meaningful advice - ideas to reality IMAGE

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