January 24, 2017 at 12:25 am #199916
I just put online my new website http://mathengines.io built with the Parallax Pro theme. It is a Math Worksheet Generator, that allows parents and teachers to create printable exercises on demand for kids in primary schools.
Personally, I think the Parallax Pro theme is not very developed, with a minimal design, and is not usable as it is except for the home page. At the end, I spent a lot of time to customise all the pages with CSS to get them look more "pro". Unfortunately, I am more a coder than designer, and can't get something that makes me really happy.
I would appreciate if someone could give an objective feedback. All constructive opinions/ideas are welcome.
Thanks in advance.http://mathengines.io
HieuJanuary 24, 2017 at 9:09 am #199928
Here are my notes from a review of your site.
Front Page - Very well done design wise and information wise.
Engines Page - The boxes becoming blue on selection is a nice touch, but the two columns of options are not centered on the page. Do you have a sidebar active with nothing in it? You can chose for the entire theme to be full width in the Genesis options panel from the admin dashboard if that's what you are going for.
Generator Page - No issues here except at the bottom, where there is a button with a "+" sign in it. You might want to note somewhere by it to indicate that is the tool people will use to select what engines they want.
Register/Login page - Both have a lot of empty space at the top. I'd suggest tightening that so both info boxes appear in the center of the page.
Page Titles overall - Try putting them in uppercase and centering them in the middle of the gray boxes they are in. That might look better. And, maybe use a less weightier or "thinner" font.
Hope these notes help!January 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm #199976
Many thanks Erika for your valuable opinion. I will review the design to benefit from these inputs.
HieuJanuary 28, 2017 at 10:17 am #200180
Confused in first page first panel. suggestion - Name benefit to a parent viewing first page ie "your children will become the smartest in the class and become excited with all the praise and awards they will receive" OR "If your children master mathematics they will make 40% more than those that remain turned off by math"(here you need to do some research and find out how much some study shows math majors make rather than History majors or English majors make in a lifetime. Many studies should be available) OR "many scholarships to great Universities are given to students that have a great understanding in Mathematics." OR..
What is a work sheet. This doesn't belong here. It is a part of a bigger thing like - "We have developed a revolutionary new education system that helps children fall in love with learning math and master it." OR "When you use our NEW learning system your children will go to the head of their class" OR "you won't believe the improvement in your child's grades in math once you begin using our revolutionary new teaching system."
The page with all the items in boxes. Use graphics. In fact people see movies, TV, and pictures... They don't read much so it is fading from being most effective. Here is an example for division. Habib has 6 pigs and wants to sell half of them. He must divide his herd/batch/family, whatever they are called, into two groups. Below two pictures/graphic drawings of Habib and his herd in the first pic and Habib and 3 pigs with the other 3 clearly separated is the numbers 6 / 2 = 3. Graphics give an instant picture of what is happening plus you can see something very practical where math is used in the normal course of life.
That is all the time I can afford at this time. good luck. TomJanuary 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm #200208
Thanks Tom. I like your marketing approach. You are right, my design needs more graphics and catching phrases. Appreciated your contributions (and time).
HieuFebruary 2, 2017 at 9:57 am #200451
[Disclaimer] I'm not a designer 🙂
The design looks pretty polished and well thought out.
However, I kind of dislike the gray colorscheme - looks a bit dull in my opinion.
I know it's math related site, so naturally you can't go pink but a little more life on the home page, color-wise would help IMO 🙂
Full time WordPress plugin developer.February 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm #200473
Thanks a lot Mario,
The reason of choosing the gray scheme is that I can't find a suitable color palette yet, but I do agree with you. Working on...July 10, 2020 at 6:09 am #500056
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