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Offline howardroark

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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2013, 12:25:28 am »
cassiopaia, thanks for your critique.  I modeled the design after popular themes used in mobile websites.  Flat design emphasizes the content, and is definitely a major component in having a modern looking design.  I think you'd agree that the last thing you want is for a re-design to look dated on day one.  Yes it's true that many websites have started using these types of designs, but I don't see it as a bad thing. In fact it's a mark of quality and innovation. Websites that don't have a flat design are tending to look dated now.

I think you're in good company in not being a fan of Twitter and Facebook. It's a sentiment many share in the Bitcoin community.  However they are really good tools to use to reach people who otherwise would't be exposed to your products. Twitter is extremely popular among tech-oriented people, and becoming increasingly more popular with a mainstream crowd.  Not having a Twitter account for a tech startup is almost like not having a website.  It's all about cultivating the community aspect, and doing so on the forefront of technology.

Distinguishing from others is definitely important. III is very unique, and I personally believe that the potential for Keyhotee is tremendous. It truly is the first of its kind. Like I said previously though, I don't see that the most important part of this re-design is the interface.  Yes flat is trendy and nice, but it's not so important that you use less drop shadows or that the iconography is perfect. What's much more important is that your message is heard and understood. What the website really needs is a better focus.

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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2013, 12:27:44 am »
howardroark,  I must say that I like you elegant design very much.  Less clutter and very modern.   
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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2013, 12:34:51 am »
Totally agree that the thing that needs the most work now is the explanations.

At the moment, most of the pages have a preaching (fight the cause) feel and also seem to have evolved over time.

With whichever design you use, I would strongly suggest paying for or placing a bounty on "copy-writing" too.

You have clearly defined visions and goals, etc - lots of material to work with, but "sales" copy is a whole other kettle of fish.

Like it or not, we do need to sell the idea (to those that are unconvinced) and the best way to do that it through succinct wording.

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« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2013, 12:48:20 am »
Totally agree that the thing that needs the most work now is the explanations.

At the moment, most of the pages have a preaching (fight the cause) feel and also seem to have evolved over time.

With whichever design you use, I would strongly suggest paying for or placing a bounty on "copy-writing" too.

You have clearly defined visions and goals, etc - lots of material to work with, but "sales" copy is a whole other kettle of fish.

Like it or not, we do need to sell the idea (to those that are unconvinced) and the best way to do that it through succinct wording.

indeed thats very important  .. infographics etc. also
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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2013, 12:54:42 am »
Totally agree that the thing that needs the most work now is the explanations.

At the moment, most of the pages have a preaching (fight the cause) feel and also seem to have evolved over time.

With whichever design you use, I would strongly suggest paying for or placing a bounty on "copy-writing" too.

You have clearly defined visions and goals, etc - lots of material to work with, but "sales" copy is a whole other kettle of fish.

Like it or not, we do need to sell the idea (to those that are unconvinced) and the best way to do that it through succinct wording.

indeed thats very important  .. infographics etc. also

I agree.  We have brought someone on board to help and of course, would love to have help from the community.  As you can probably tell,  the success of PTS is highly correlated with the success of Invictus.   So anyone who wants to volunteer on the sales front is welcome.

Since PTS has launched an entire community has sprung up around us and we are frantically working to facilitate everyones contribution to the big picture.   
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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2013, 01:27:22 am »
May the force be with you!

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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2013, 02:45:39 am »
Totally agree that the thing that needs the most work now is the explanations.

At the moment, most of the pages have a preaching (fight the cause) feel and also seem to have evolved over time.

With whichever design you use, I would strongly suggest paying for or placing a bounty on "copy-writing" too.

You have clearly defined visions and goals, etc - lots of material to work with, but "sales" copy is a whole other kettle of fish.

Like it or not, we do need to sell the idea (to those that are unconvinced) and the best way to do that it through succinct wording.

indeed thats very important  .. infographics etc. also
I agree.  We have brought someone on board to help and of course, would love to have help from the community.  As you can probably tell,  the success of PTS is highly correlated with the success of Invictus.   So anyone who wants to volunteer on the sales front is welcome.

Since PTS has launched an entire community has sprung up around us and we are frantically working to facilitate everyones contribution to the big picture.
Will have to some legwork to make an framework for what we need and then work from there. Once we organize the effort, we can make some big leaps and bounds.

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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2013, 09:57:48 pm »
Glad to hear you like my design bytemaster. I'm excited for your new re-design, whichever you pick. I hope everything will be in place in time for the Keyhotee launch!  If you need any help designing the Keyhotee client I'd be interested in that also.

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« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2013, 12:41:54 am »
Glad to hear you like my design bytemaster. I'm excited for your new re-design, whichever you pick. I hope everything will be in place in time for the Keyhotee launch!  If you need any help designing the Keyhotee client I'd be interested in that also.

chech this out, looks cool ey..do u think that we should get something on the same style? :D

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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2013, 01:13:13 am »
+1 for howardroark's design, really clean design

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« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2013, 03:00:02 am »
chech this out, looks cool ey..do u think that we should get something on the same style? :D

Flat design is really popular among mobile apps, but hasn't really broken through yet on the regular computer side. Windows 8 is really pushing for that though.

Glad to hear you like the design Pocket Sand.

I really appreciate the positive feedback. I've been re-working it for the past couple days, and this time I've added in my design strategy so you can see what some of my thoughts were when coming up with this design.


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« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2013, 03:44:04 am »
Good work!
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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #57 on: November 29, 2013, 02:43:29 pm »
Totally agree that the thing that needs the most work now is the explanations.

At the moment, most of the pages have a preaching (fight the cause) feel and also seem to have evolved over time.

With whichever design you use, I would strongly suggest paying for or placing a bounty on "copy-writing" too.

You have clearly defined visions and goals, etc - lots of material to work with, but "sales" copy is a whole other kettle of fish.

Like it or not, we do need to sell the idea (to those that are unconvinced) and the best way to do that it through succinct wording.
You're definitely right! I do have lots of hope for III, too! I know this is going to be bigger than Bitcoins! So, I believe you can find good copywriters at the Warrior Forum, I've met good people over there and they know their stuff! Some of them may be involved in cryptocurrencies as well.
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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2013, 02:56:27 pm »
here we go part II - alternative design - different slider shots ...


pure screen


if you like .. i have more screens  done for this layout .. with subnavigation etc.
BTW this desgin is a grid design also...

Colors are fast changeable if you want to use other colors...

When scrolling down the site.. the top nav is sticky on top over the hole scrolling site. If you want me to show how .. let me know.

What i want to say... the contest isn't in good structure .... Logo & Design task or just design task .. 5 BTC bounty or 500$ bounty ...
Are those tasks divided now? Just curious about! usual way of design ... first logo and colors .. then screen design with CI colors ...
If the tasks are seperat, whats new bounty price for just design? Looking forward hearing from you ...

@bytemaster: i had a lot of work with those design.. Doesn't matter if i win or not i want to publish those designs on my ref post and site. Wanna
ask if its ok for you ...





Hope you'll enjoy my alternative design ...
Cheers
Jan
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Re: $500 Bounty - Invictus Innovations Logo & Website Theme
« Reply #59 on: November 29, 2013, 03:50:22 pm »
Thanks jan. looks nice


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