Hey everyone, I hope I haven't missed the boat
Anyway, I've had a crack at designing the site - a very quick mockup - I thought I may as well post it as is so that I can get some critique and feedback to keep in mind as I continue designing it.Click here (1920x1200px, 184kb)
It's still very much a work-in-progress; it was cobbled together in Photoshop in about 45 minutes, but I'm happy so far; some graphics, such as the download and donate buttons are just placeholders I plan on tweaking/improving, and the typography isn't set in stone either (although I do think the Rockwell font face [used in the Header for Construct and on the download and contribute buttons] suits the cog logo).
One particular area I am definitely going to change is the sidebar 'development' section; it doesn't stand out from the text currently and should resemble button elements more.
Currently the content pretty much reflects the site as it is right now. Would people prefer it like this, with links for finding out more specific features of Construct, or should the front page have smaller elements below the billboard describing key features of Construct? I'm thinking maybe some key features and a link to a page with all key features could be displayed below the news and to the left of the sidebar (where there's a gaping white space).
Anyway, currently this is a Photoshop document; I should be able to more or less bring it into .html and .css , however I'm not exactly a css ninja, so if worse comes to worse, I can supply the source files.
(oh yeah, and hi everyone - I've been meaning to post on this forum for a few months, back when I was using Construct for a Uni assignment