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Oh yes I personally love this design a lot and it didn't take me much time. Only 2 hours including the concept. The present website of kbsl looks like this [link]
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:iconzephyr89:
zephyr89 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
nice. Where do u get your stocks from?
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Kwaku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005   Interface Designer
yeah , great design . definately :+fav: . So stylish , but there's too much contrast between the site and background
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kDzine Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
that's a pretty fucking neat interface for a 2 hour job!
you must have done this before ;)
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Interface Designer
Thank you so much bro.
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incrediblepoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
i think i m falling in love with this interface :cuddle:
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005   Interface Designer
heheh thanks thanks honey.
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incrediblepoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
i m gonna ask u to design my site someday!but dat would be in flash..hehe!i love ya
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nazeem Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005   Interface Designer
Hei, really looks cool....I really like ur style
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005   Interface Designer
dangu dangu macho.
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:iconnazeem:
nazeem Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005   Interface Designer
welgome welgam macho
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BeZaX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004   Interface Designer
Nice work! :D
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:iconremus:
remus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
very nice evolution of the current design, and definitely an improvement over the old while still having the same design cuse and layout.
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lordceleborn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Your work move me ... I am just introducing my self in CSS and I would love to have your help if you are available. :)
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004   Interface Designer
yep noe worries man. I'll help you.
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:iconlordceleborn:
lordceleborn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much. It means alot to me.
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:icondeadsoulof:
deadsoulof Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
Very Nice this time . simple & Sober
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you so much.
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WhatShortyDid Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Very simple yet stylish :clap:
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you so much
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indianError Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
wow awsome man, great

danx for the inspiration
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks buddy.
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murdog Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004
Great work, i like your layout very much.
only the header with the two guys is imho a bit to big
but this is only my opinion :-)
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Interface Designer
Oh Thanks and the header has been changed and also I'll be updating it later.
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inok Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004
Great layout and colors and photo use and everything, dude! Really great!
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you so much buddy. Much Appreciated.
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inok Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Always welcome!
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Phoenix-88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
The design is brilliant. I can see the inspiration from Windows (color scheme marks a clear parallel) and I am amazed of how good it looks right now!
HTML it right away! ;)
If you can make the div in the center stretch out at a certain percent of the screen, the effect would be wonderful.
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you so much for admiring the design and helping me out to improve the design more and more. Much appreciated.
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rob-o Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
Looks pretty good... Allthough I think Iīd prefer the "webmail login" to be above the "testimonials", but maybe thatīs just me....
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004   Interface Designer
Yeh you are correct but the web mail process is only for internal purpose and the client don't want to give much priority for that part of application. It is just an added advantage of the site where the employee can login and acces his data where ever he is.
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rob-o Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Oh, ok... I see...
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illufox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
Great design, very clean and professional. Love the photo, where do you get photos like that? Do you choose them or does your client do that? My clients are mostly clueless when it comes to that, so I never really do what to suggest to them, especially since stock photos are rather expensive.

I always lay out my design on paper, then code in dreamweaver, then create the images in photoshop. I have to try the other way around....see if that brings up some more creative templates.

What do you do if the clients prefers to update the site him/herself? If the template is too complex and they don't have Dreamweaver they may mess with the code....any solutions?
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004   Interface Designer
Hi and thank you very much for spending so much time on commenting. Yes I can you help out and tell how exactly I do. Let me answer your first question. Actually my clients are also mostly clueless about images.

I find all these images in [link] and they have some amazing photos. You can also order online for catalogs and other Collaterals. The way i work is simply different. First of all I'll get all the requirements from the client and the type of business the company carries.

Based on the business and the requirement, I develop a very simple concept and how the website should look like including the Theme. Then I select my images in masterfile.com (masterfile).

After the data is collected, I'll put down a basic sketch and observe how the contents should be arranged and should not be a burn when it comes to development and placing controls when it comes to real-time process.

When I decide on the content and the theme I do the GUI using adobe Photoshop CS and show the client for his of her approval. If there are any changes all will be done in a small period of time and that is what you see in my gallery most of the time.

When the design is approved, I'll be coding it totally in Macromedia Dreamweaver and leave space to place USER CONTROLS using C# or ASP.NET which would make the work much easy eg:-Menu bar. I'll write separate stylesheets or text, form components and images. I also slice images directly from Photoshop.

I use Dreamweaver MX (For structuring the Basic Site) / Flash MX (for Animations and components) / JavaScript (Basic Client side validations) / CSS (To avoid unwanted attributes in HTML) / ASP.NET (To convert into aspx pages and to place user controls).

These are the basic stuff I do when it comes to Web Applications. My advice to you is, do not use Dreamweaver to add attributes. You should be very careful because all the authoring tool when create unwanted codes and comments. Rather than that there will be no problem and never allow client to alter the applications. Actually I should have made a note to you but sorry and I'm bit lazy. Thank you so much for spending time to comment on my work. Much appreciated and I love your designs too.
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illufox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
Thanks so much for replying back to me and in so much detail!

So it seems to be common that clients are clueless about images. I checked out masterfile.com but that's just another stock photo site. My problem is that clients would like to use stock photos but that they are shocked when they find out how expensive the photos are. So without stock photos I can't make their site as exciting as they would like. Sometimes I use my own photos but they are not of corporate nature.

Your work process is similar to mine despite the fact that I try not to build my site in Photoshop but Dreamweaver. I used to slice layouts I made in Photoshop, but my clients messed them up by adding content at the wrong places. Now I build pretty straigt forward layouts with the help of the template feature in Dreamweaver. This way clients can't pull apart the design.

The only part I'm not familiar with is ASP.net. I built a database using ASP VBScript but that's about it. I'm a designer, not a programmer, so I'm limited in that aspect.

I do not understand what you mean by "do not use Dreamweaver to add attributes". I use Dreamweaver to build my layouts and my code. I use external stylesheets.

What programs are your clients typically using to update their content? Do they ever ask you what program to buy? They ask me all the time, but unfortunately Dreamweaver is too expensive for most of them. My clients are all small businesses....
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004   Interface Designer
Yes I do use stock photos most of the time. Some of the clients in Sri Lanka love to use there own photos e.g. - Pics of there company employees. What I mean by saying "do not use Dreamweaver" because most of the designer including myself would always love to do a very quick job and finish the project as quick as possible. So the only advantage is using tools such as Dreamweaver, FrontPage or other authoring tool.

If you see technically, most of the designers in Sri Lanka (Where I Live) or in smaller group of companies, they actually don't know how to author websites. Sometimes they build every single code in Dreamweaver. One good example is adding Internal Styles, Drag and drop objects, adding unwanted scripts.

So this will make the site grow larger in code and the browser takes hell of a time to read them. What you say is exactly correct and that is how you do. You design the HTML codes and create external stylesheets. Create middle tiers separately. I also don't create the complete website using Photoshop and I create only samples so that they can?t edit them.

Actually you don't have to become a programmer to edit or do coding. And also I just checked you gallery and man 'It have got some cool designs' Anyway you can use Dreamweaver only to generate a very small part of HTML and I don't have to tell this to you because you look a real expert when it comes to designs. I'm very much happy to share ideas Great.

Actually I work as a UI Engineer for one of the leading Software Engineering Company named John Keells Computer Services in Sri Lanka. I was deployed in Dubai at our major client Emirates Airlines also. There in Emirates we don't allow the client to alter any application and everything his done by the John Keells Team.

Also there website emirates.com is developed look time back and the contents of the site can be updated by the emirates employees easily through a content managed tool specially build to update contents and this will not destroy the interface because it allows limited updating of the content.

So if you don't want your client to interact with the contents directly you have to develop a site with content managed feature. I know that you are not a programmer, this is just an idea how contents are managed. I'll explain how this is done by sending you a note yeh. Thanks so much.
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illufox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
Thanks for writing back again. You input really helps me understand better how I can improve my web design skills. With every website I create I learn more. Today I wished that I had the same knowledge back then when I created some sites that are just not attractive enough to me.

Web Design is almost like writing music, it seems as if there's nothing that hasn't been done somewhere already. Trying to come up with new ideas is not as easy, but the worst feeling is if a client wants you to change a great design into a boring design. That's when I don't like to put it into my portfolio... ;)

Incorporating a user management tool would be awesome, especially for some clients who are very non-technical and clueless....
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004   Interface Designer
Yes I do use stock photos most of the time. Some of the clients in Sri Lanka love to use there own photos e.g. - Pics of there company employees. What I mean by saying "do not use Dreamweaver" because most of the designer including myself would always love to do a very quick job and finish the project as quick as possible. So the only advantage is using tools such as Dreamweaver, FrontPage or other authoring tool.

If you see technically, most of the designers in Sri Lanka (Where I Live) or in smaller group of companies, they actually don't know how to author websites. Sometimes they build every single code in Dreamweaver. One good example is adding Internal Styles, Drag and drop objects, adding unwanted scripts.

So this will make the site grow larger in code and the browser takes hell of a time to read them. What you say is exactly correct and that is how you do. You design the HTML codes and create external stylesheets. Create middle tiers separately. I also don't create the complete website using Photoshop and I create only samples so that they can?t edit them.

Actually you don't have to become a programmer to edit or do coding. And also I just checked you gallery and man 'It have got some cool designs' Anyway you can use Dreamweaver only to generate a very small part of HTML and I don't have to tell this to you because you look a real expert when it comes to designs. I'm very much happy to share ideas Great.

Actually I work as a UI Engineer for one of the leading Software Engineering Company named John Keells Computer Services in Sri Lanka. I was deployed in Dubai at our major client Emirates Airlines also. There in Emirates we don't allow the client to alter any application and everything his done by the John Keells Team.

Also there website emirates.com is developed look time back and the contents of the site can be updated by the emirates employees easily through a content managed tool specially build to update contents and this will not destroy the interface because it allows limited updating of the content.

So if you don't want your client to interact with the contents directly you have to develop a site with content managed feature. I know that you are not a programmer, this is just an idea how contents are managed. I'll explain how this is done by sending you a note yeh. Thanks so much.
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TheChameleon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
very clean and professional! love the work you did
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004   Interface Designer
thank you so much. Much appriciated Yeh.
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dante165 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Very very good, cool the vertical menu and all the design itself is very stylish.
Is it only photoshopped or coded?
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you very much and much appriciated. Actually This is photoshopped. But I'll code this when the client finally approves the design. It is very simple and where I'll slice some images only and not all because the site is qoing to be a multilinqual website and Content Managed. So I'll be using Dreamweaver to code the interface.
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Captain-Hack Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Nice and smooth looking.

Good job.
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you very mcuh
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FataL- Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
damn, amazing design great mixture of different styles here. excellent joB!
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:iconinformer:
informer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you so much.
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webPHIX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004   Interface Designer
- vertical menu is cool but not good for corporate sites, some people hate them
- testimonials: white text is lost as the blue background fades to white
- body copy is too light of a gray, needs to be darker to be easier on the eyes
- the image would be better with one man and one woman as someone else said, that or a diverse group

what this coded or just photoshopped together?
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks so much. I'll try to do those changes and upload for good. The Vertical bar is a call from the client side and they want it like that so I'm helpless. But other changes I can consider. Thank you so much.
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theste Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
looks nice, but there are a few things that i think let it down. The options seem scattered, and also im not sure about the bar right throught the middle of the site. i think it should be the width of the header and rest of the site. But other then that, its very stylish and professional looking. nice job
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informer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you so much. I'll consider that and do the changes. Infact the client wanted to chang the main bar too as you say. Thank you.
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GalaxyBounce Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
Very smooth. I don't like the picture though. Not to be perverted or prejudice of any kind, but it looks homosexual. Having only one dude up there would solve the problem completely. I also don't like the vertical menu on the right. While I'm all for thinking outside of the box, it just doesn't work with the very corporate environment you're going for here.

But that aside, awesome job man!
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