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jdk410
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Please assist in providing comments to provide to site owner about new design.  The owner has a deep attachment to the origional design and colors.

Please comment on design elements, colors, feel and overall appearance and functioanlity.

Thanks,

Original site: http://www.theturtlesource.com

Magento site: http://www.turtleseller.com

 
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Selling live animals like they’re products..  shock

shut eye

 
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Old site looks too congested and heavy.
New site is light and clean with a more appealing color scheme.

 
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jdk410
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Thanks for feedback. 

More would be appreciated.

 
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pumba
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I like original site more. It’s more unique. New site looks like stock Magento to me

 
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What I like from the old site is that big flash pictures of the turtles.

Although i was never a turtle fan, those turtles look pretty adorable =)

 
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While I don’t think that the new site has the same “uniqueness” as the old site yet, I do like that the new site is cleaner and obviously a sales site, whereas the old site looks more like an information site and upon first glance, I couldn’t tell if any of them were actually for sale.

Good work.  Keep trying to improve the new site.  You’re heading in the right direction.

 
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jdk410
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Thanks to all who have responded.  I have made more design changes and would appreciate more feedback.  The owner of the site is much in LOVE with the yellow/gold color.  I find it hard on the eyes.  Thanks for all comments and suggestions

Old Site: http://www.TheTurtleSeller.com

Magento: http://www.TurtleSeller.com

 
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HarryM
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Hi

I think it’s a good improvement. Seems quicker and is definitely easier to navigate. however is less characterful/ unique but i think this is a realistic and fair trade-off for a more commercially focused site that retains good character largely due to the excellent images.

Can you tell me which theme you’ve used to build the site? Is it an open source theme or commercially sold one?

Thanks and I hope the client’s happy with it!
Harry

 
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jdk410
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The theme is a modification of the modern theme.

 
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HarryM
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Thanks - by the way i think the orange/gold is a great foil to the (amazing) colours of the beasties - I think your client has a point.
Harry

 
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Nice site !
How do you do the slideshow on the frontpage ?
Max

 
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d9000
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I, too, like the colors.  They wouldn’t have been the first thing I came up with, but I agree that they work well with the subject matter.

The only change I would make would be to lighten up the main body background (basicYellow_bgnd.jpg) a bit.  It looks pretty good when you scroll down, but the orange gradient at the top matches the surrounding background, and it’s a bit too much of that color, IMO.

 
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