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#1 Chris

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:41 PM

Hey everyone,

You probably read a while back in a couple of news posts I mentioned the fan site we're starting up about Rockstar's L.A. Noire game for the PS3. Since other sites are starting to spring up now, namely a German one, I thought it would be a good idea to get the design all finished ready for when we launch it.

I have a rough template I quickly whipped up in Photoshop, and was wondering what you all thought of it so far. It's dark, to fit in with the game's atmosphere, so don't suggest a light layout as that won't happen, but all other suggestions are welcome. I'd like some constructive criticism here. If you think it's shit then at least say why so I can improve if I agree.

Look here: lanoire.net

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:47 PM

You did good chris, I like the template, and as you said, it does make it look like the games atmostphere.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:48 PM

Looks Neat
Colour as you said matches with the game atmosphere.
There isn much thing there,so that i can criticise. :P



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Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:17 PM

Thats a good layout, I don't really have anything bad to say about it.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:31 PM

Great. Like the look. btw, what's the font of LaNoire? I like it.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:33 PM

It will look great and brilliant when the Whole game comes out, Then you can get the info on it and start to make the place up, People surfing the web might like your site and join.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:39 PM

I like it, just.. on the right of the banner.. it's like, goldish.. and the heading bands are silver. Looks kinda odd to me, but other than that.. I like it. Has a dark feel to it.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:01 PM

It will look great and brilliant when the Whole game comes out, Then you can get the info on it and start to make the place up, People surfing the web might like your site and join.

They WILL like it.

The game looks great so far I'v seen. So when PS3 get's released here and I'v bought it I'm definetly going to buy that game.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:41 PM

Great. Like the look. btw, what's the font of LaNoire? I like it.

I don't know. Team Bondi did contact me a couple of days after I bought the domain and put that splash page up, so I did reply and ask them a few questions about the game, including what the font was, but they didn't tell me. They did give a HUGE version of the logo though, which is about 2000x600 pixels.

I spent ages the other night browsing the retro section of dafont.com, and found one vaguely similar and simply used that to write the ".net" bit on the end. I will email Team Bondi again though and ask them for the font.

Anyway thanks for all your comments, is there seriously nothing I can improve? Surely there must be something that's letting it down? I'll maybe do some more work on it tomorrow...

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:49 PM

maybe shade the tumbnails at the right a bit lighter cause then it would blend a bit better with the hearder.
edit: and you could make the center page where the main info comes a bit darker.


btw, do you think rockstar actually looks at the wonted gta4 features tread?

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:42 AM

.net blending effect needs sorting out. Doesn't have enough contrast.
Side gradients are dodgy, not well enough defined and to be honest fairly boring.
Actual text is fairly hard to read, try changing the anti-aliasing settings
Header images appear to dark, a bit brighter would be good.
The fact that the background of the site and the wrap content are similar colours make it look a bit bland.
Overall the design needs to be made brighter, more contrasted and generally more interesting.

There you asked for improvements, can't complain if you don't like 'em :P

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 04:17 AM

Like it, "good atmosphere", matches the game, just make sure to keep it updated when it launches you know.


edit: But yeah, great job Chris.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:34 AM

I love the layout, good work.
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 04:58 PM

the .net looks kind of retarded because it doesn't look attached to the LA Noire text properly.

Other than that it looks awesome!


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Posted 03 December 2006 - 07:54 PM

Yeah I just noticed that part. Chris will probably change it if he gets the font from Team Bondi though. Site looks great so far, game looks pretty cool too. :D

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:12 AM

I cant really give my opinion because it looks empty because you're just showing the template. Seeing actual text helps me decide on how it looks over all. But from what I'm looking at it looks nice. Maybe the buttons could have a shinny GIF image effect where the glow goes across the button...same with the banner that'd be a cool effect.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:25 AM

Yeah, since this is just the start I'm sure It'll improve more and more over time. Lovin it still though...

Edited by Nate10, 05 December 2006 - 05:25 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:07 PM

I took a crack at editing the banner but it sorta got messed up. If you like the idea of it I'll attempt to fix it.

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Just let me know what you guys think of it...besides the f*** up of course.

EDIT: PS I didnt do the .net portion of it because I didnt want to waste all my time making it if you guys wouldnt like it. So I'll edit that too if you like the idea.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:10 PM

You didn't do the .net because the effect is lifted straight from the trailer....

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:15 PM

Ummm no shit. Why would I waste my time making an exact replica. That would be stupid. Thats why I said I wasnt gonna waste my time doing the .net portion. Just give me your comments on it so I could finish it or scrap it.




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