Why my design sucks? I can has better design skills please?
October 31, 2008 4:15 AM Subscribe
Three part question about "professional-looking" websites.
posted by Meatbomb to computers & internet (32 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
1. What makes a website look "professional"? It's hard for me - I know it when I see it, but at this point it is something ineffable and I need people more technically competent and with more refined knowledge of aesthetics / layout / design to spell this out.
2. Why does my business website look unprofessional or amateur? I won't link, but it is the "Modern Institute" site recently posted into projects. I want it to say "these people are online professionals", and right now it doesn't.
3. Why does my own judgment seem to change so radically over time? When I first create a new design / layout / color scheme / whatever, I'm all "ooh! it looks so PROFESSIONAL!!! I am design KING!!!". Now when I look at it, weeks or months later I am embarrassed that this is the image my organisation is providing to the Internet, and I feel that it looks like it was made by a 6th grader just learning HTML.
I can't afford professional services, I need to just rely on my own work here... please, help me make this look better? And tips that will help me in the future?
I sincerely thank you in advance for your time in this regard.