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Postby Don_U » 09/22/10, 9:22 pm

I have to redesign this
http://newamericancoffee.com/

wow I gots the mop and pail out just don't know where to start.

Oh a recent finished project. I know I have goofed on you guys before but this is real.

xml business schema xml/xsl back lightweight semantic to google and people.

scales to 1024px and > 1024px including images
content by tumblr photos by flickr. Oh and it validates.

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Postby bob » 09/22/10, 9:52 pm

What are they selling here? The war metaphor seems a bit of a stretch for coffee...


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Re: Yikes!

Postby Gerry » 09/23/10, 4:11 am

Don_U wrote:I have to redesign this
http://newamericancoffee.com/

wow I gots the mop and pail out just don't know where to start.


Hahaha. Well I drink coffee quite often and after glancing at the front page of that site I was wishing there was a Rowster's near me. But oh well that's how it goes with design.
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Postby Don_U » 09/23/10, 10:25 am

It sells nothing and certainly not coffee.

The design is not focused and there is no message.

Along with frames of all things and a bg image
of their addy and phone# instead of semantic text.

@Bob from time to time I have asked you guys what you think from a user experience.

@Gerry what did you like about the site? I like the visual design but the communication and structure is a train wreck for a company that wishes to appeal the supply side wholesale market.
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Postby Gerry » 09/24/10, 7:24 pm

Don_U wrote:supply side wholesale market.
Oh! I didn't realise that. I had assumed it was a coffee shop or chain of shops.

Don_U wrote:@Gerry what did you like about the site? I like the visual design
Yep that was about it and the cappuccino(?) image made me want to order one. But now that you tell me they just do wholesale bean sales, I agree that it doesn't communicate that message very well at all.
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Postby bob » 09/25/10, 1:32 am

And I think the war metaphor gets in the way of the content
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