RedGate Golf Course

RedGate Golf Course

(18) Posted by Alex Giron on Apr 10, 2006

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GravatarOn April 10, 2006 2:35 AM Derek Punsalan said:

The layout is very inviting and intuitive. Taking into consideration the age demographic of today's golfers, I think the layout offers a little bit for everyone.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 4:21 AM Matt Dempsey said:

This is really fantastic, one of the best designs I've seen in a long while, and it's quite simple too.

Love it!

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 7:34 AM Frank Scallo Jr said:

Looks good. My only complaint would be that increasing the text size breaks that nav a bit. The developer should have accounted for, at least, a 1 level increase in text size.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 8:17 AM Matt Dempsey said:

I'm in Firefox and increasing the text size one level (ctrl +) doesn't break the nav, although doing it twice does.

I still think it's great :-P.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 8:41 AM Ashy said:

This site is a rip of the old PGA site, the layout is identical in every single way. Still nice though

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 4:34 PM Dave said:

Thank you for the comments. The site is still very much a work-in-progress, but it's nice to receive postive feedback at any stage. I'm aware of the nav issue (partially caused by a late addition to the nav itself) and I'll be addressing that soon.

Ashy, I would like to address your assertion that the site is a "rip of the old PGA site." While the inspiration for the new RedGate site likely came from several arenas, it is not a "rip" of anything. This new site is an evolution of the older (circa-2002) table-based layout that came before it (for which I am/was responsible):

http://www.redgategolf.com/v1/home/

The majority of the new layout evolved from aspects that worked in the older layout. Similarities to the PGA site are coincidental, though I do not dispute that they exist.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 5:01 PM Ash said:

Fair enough m8, whatever you say. Looks pretty similar to me though: http://www.pga.com/seniorpga/2006/index.html

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 5:13 PM Alex Giron said:

Ash, similar does not equal rip... let it go.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 5:17 PM drew said:

seriously ash give it a rest. didnt you know that good designers copy and great designers steal?:

http://www.sitepoint.com/article/copy-great-designers-steal

id say that the site had good inspiration, but evolved far past it, and looks much cleaner. cheers dave.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 6:14 PM DRoss said:

Nice...Looks a little like something Inman would design.

I agree with all that there isnt anything wrong with drawing inspiration from others work and is something all good designers do.

GravatarOn April 10, 2006 10:39 PM Urbz said:

Very impressive and inviting.

GravatarOn April 11, 2006 10:12 AM Freddy said:

This is a really amazing site!

Just a comment to Ash.

You said that it looks like the old PGA site, you could also argue that it looks like the old Simplebits site. You could even say it looks like the Microsoft site, if we're going to be like that, I also think it looks like Teletubbies site.

I mean it's a really standard layout (and I mean that in a good way). I think you are basing the comment too much on the subject: golf. Is the designer supposed to put a footballer in the header of the site or something?
It's a golfclub for pete's sake!

So drop the comment! Monkey see, monkey do. And perhaps that what the designer did, and what a result: it's beautiful and very simple!

cheers
Freddy

GravatarOn April 11, 2006 8:18 PM James Troi said:

I like it, it's a sweet design, nice an clean.

Only thing I'd like to see to round out the nice curve to the right of the content is a gradient or colour match of your images so that the edges such as http://www.redgategolf.com/rates/ (under the golf ball near the hole, are a little less harsh.

Although it still works. Just fine.

GravatarOn April 14, 2006 7:31 AM Terry said:

I love it! keep up the good work. Your a talented designer. The usability is top-notch as well.

GravatarOn April 15, 2006 3:04 AM Jean-Marc said:

The layout and design is top notch, so it seems a little wierd to use a standard system font for the logo name. Looking at the old site the font was different, so this strikes me as under the designer's perogative. If you went with a nice serif font the design would look absolutely perfect IMO.
Then again this is a minor, minor complaint that no regular golfer is going to notice

GravatarOn April 16, 2006 12:22 PM Eriksen said:

I don´t understand why there are a lot of people saying somethings about similarity in internet. It is more better to be similar than equal. Similarities can occur because isn't easy to make a good and original layout , and if we can find inspiration in other sites, it's good because we show our admiration to the other professionals. Sorry by the rusted engish, that's all! Good work!

GravatarOn April 17, 2006 9:03 PM Paul said:

Unfortunately to this audience, similarities of design can be more important than CONTENT. To the PROPER audience, they see a great site! Good Job.

GravatarOn April 18, 2006 10:26 PM Dave Rau said:

I really feel like the photography was undersold on this site. It could be such a striking element, mainly because the course shots are beautiful! They're too small! Maybe that's just how they are on my 23" cinema, but still; they could be a major player instead of a more deemphasized element.

Very well organized grid and great color choices. Some tight work for sure. Bring on some bigger photos! We wanna see the gorgeous greens!

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