Cactuslab

Cactuslab

(12) Posted by Alex Giron on Apr 9, 2005

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GravatarOn April 9, 2005 11:11 AM Peter said:

I really like this one. The graphics are very attractive, the layout focuses the eye. The 'exercise book' look with horizontal blue underlines contrasts the water but also ties both sides together. The pink vertical line is acceptable because we are all so familiar with it and I think it helps other colours such as the red and green to be used without clashing.

GravatarOn April 9, 2005 7:53 PM Thomas said:

I really like everything about this site except the navigation. It just looks like it was thown in their without thought, but that is only my opinion and is not meant to offend the designer, because I really like the design of this site.

GravatarOn April 9, 2005 9:10 PM Preston said:

Wow.

The visual effects of this site are astounding. I sat there gaping at the animation of the logo then I turned to the water and stared at that. The links are wonderful and the text rendering is perfect.

This is by far one of my favorites on CSS Beauty.

GravatarOn April 10, 2005 9:04 AM Eoghan said:

What?! I’m very surprised by the positive commentary this site is getting. I don’t like it at all. The design elements don’t sit well together - there’s no synchronicity in the design. Just a bunch of random elements. I find it to be very unprofessional.

GravatarOn April 10, 2005 6:50 PM clint said:

hmm, im sort of mixed about this site. the first question I asked myself when I got there was "how are they gonna pull off the portfolio work with such a small content area? well, i think that they did ok, and it functions alright. the swf refreshing each time a work project loaded was a bit repetitive but not a biggie..

the main prob I have with it, is that although that water graphich is HOT, the proportion of it in relation to the site content, is out of wack. I tend to pay way more attention to that than the actual content of the site..

overall tho its pretty nice, I just think the hierarchy is a bit borked...

GravatarOn April 11, 2005 2:29 PM Dave P said:

Nice Site,

Great use of flash for the logo, and that background is great.

I'm not sure the content area, set up to look like a piece of paper flows with the logo and background.

I'm not a fan of thin content areas, but I think they pull this one off well.

GravatarOn April 12, 2005 2:49 AM fender said:

Really good work.

Simlpe and fast.

GravatarOn April 12, 2005 8:44 AM Steven Woods said:

Nah - not liking this one much ... the background looks like it was ripped off from O2s branding, and it just doesn't match their own brand ... which is cactus, signifying (at least to me) a desert theme.

It just looks like bits of many designs have been thrown together and the result is a below-standard piece of work.

GravatarOn April 13, 2005 3:14 AM ruben said:

Wow! great page and better portfolio... I think they're a model to follow..

GravatarOn April 15, 2005 6:38 PM Dave said:

Well I like the content. I like how the links fill the line height with their background and the rules and pinkness are good HOWEVER. The menu i think is bad. The colouring is shoddy and the edges remind me of some online game's clan site.
(if you know what i mean - there's not propper smoothness)
Also The background is rather too bold and the logo refreshing does bug me after a while.

Also i was browsing through some of their portfolio and i noticed that one design was good but had some serious floors.
(http://www.bmc.co.nz/). The text that replaces the images if the user so desires shows up if you click on the link and drag downwards! and also the images didn't show up until the i hovered over them the first time round.

I'm liking their work although they are a bit patchy.

GravatarOn April 18, 2005 7:11 PM tom said:

I love the clean layout. The blue liquid theme. It also gives me a "Pixar"-like feeling. I think the site ties everything very neatly. The paper-like background for the news section is brilliant. Good job.

GravatarOn May 13, 2005 7:42 AM aspiramedia said:

Nice layout and good use of photo background. I like it except for the navigation - that looks out of place.

Andy.

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