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Critique our sites background

surfsup

Well-known member
#1
We have had similar colors throughout the years, but wanted to get other designer opinions on what ideas you may have for a background.

Forum here

I have a thread in the forum section from years ago, but don't want people going thru the entire thread just to look for this one question of critiquing our background.
 

RickM

Well-known member
#2
Is it sad that I can immediately tell that it's from subtlepatterns? :D

Personally I like it, but IMO the fabric effect is on the way out. Trends are moving towards clean, flat, simplicity and the fabric just brings back thoughts of iOS6 and skudomorphism - which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but certainly a consideration.

I quickly used the subtlepatterns.com bookmarklet (http://bradjasper.com/subtle-patterns-bookmarklet/) to try out a few backgrounds - give it a shot its very helpful. One that stood out as looking really nice on your site was 'PS Neutral'. 'Grid noise' also looks pretty nice. :)