Just redesigned my site at D.zigns redesign, and wish you people to do a review for it. Right now, the pages completed are homepage, services and contact us page. Am working on others.
Please post comments.
I have to agree with most of the comments above. Here is my rating scale (out of ten) for a few things on the site.
I give this part of the site about a 6 out of 10. There are quite a few contrasting styles that are really making the site rather hard to follow. I am not sure if the light blue/orange/tan/blue/purple combinations go well together. A site that I find very useful for color inspiration is: http://www.colorblender.com/. This website offers the cool ability to input a color you like, and it automatically matches the color with a pallete of great looking colors!
WebWarrior said it right when a minimalistic style may be best if a graphic designer is not on board. I have seen some very good looking sites that have been minimalistic. I am not a fan of this particular way, but it could work.
You also have 5 different sections on your site that are very much different. The header and footer are for the most part fine, but the real work is in the body area (the three collumn thing). Generally, the 2 sides should be about the same width so that it defines the center. Maybe making the body a solid color instead of the gradient and then making the borders a shade darker would add a nice feel.
I give this section a 9 out of 10. One of the things that I am seeing is that the coding is well constructed, and if I may assume was handcrafted by you. I HATE crafted code from something like Photoshop or Dreamweaver (even if the results are nice). I like to say, "If you know how to do it yourself, then you can use those programs. If not, stay clear and learn!" Your code has something that I am really known for and that is what I like to call a coding map. I can easily look at your code and know where things are, when they stop, and when new code begins. This formatting, mostly found in php, is really useful when designing a site. I always say that the code must look just as nice as the actual website. GOOD!
While looking through your source code, rather quickly, I noticed one thing that is always a problem for me. Naturally, when we begin a code, we need to end it, but this isn't always the case. For example:
The Image doesn't need the / tag at the end. This can be sometimes cleared up by Validating your scripts. It is always important to make sure that your scripts are as near perfect as they can be. You're not going to always get a 100%, but 90% is better than anything. http://validator.w3.org/ is a good site to validate (they also have a CSS validator).
Overalll, I give this site a 8/10 rating! Good Job! If you have any further questions for me, please PM me with your inquiry!