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30 Minute Redesign: Cheap Sunbed Creams

Week 12: Cheap Sunbed Creams

Cheap Sunbed Creams offers a variety of products to help product against the sun, at very affordable prices.

Cheap Sunbed Creams.

In the space of 5 minutes I can identify some of the key strengths and weaknesses of this design, and sketch out a mockup.

STRENGTHS:

  • Prominent areas for featured and recent products
  • Clear welcome message

WEAKNESSES:

  • The dark background really doesn’t fit with the theme of the site
  • There is too much color variety.
  • The typography is far too small, making it very hard to read, especially against the dark background
  • The layout is a little boxy, it needs more white space
  • There is simply too much content. The text and content needs to be cut down dramatically.

My Redesign

As always, I was limited by the 30 minute time-frame, but I tried to improve upon several of Cheap Sunbed Creams’ features, adding a few design flourishes and a clearer layout that promoted content over wasted space:

WHAT I TRIED TO DO:

  • Use a much lighter background in order to match the sunny theme of the site
  • Use larger, more readable text
  • Integrate more white space, padding out the content more
  • Simplify the amount of content, keeping it down to the essentials
  • Integrate a brighter, more colorful color-scheme, giving the site a more lively feel.

Comparing the 2 Designs:

Here is a quick comparison between the original design and my 30 minute redesign. Sure, my design could be more polished, but I believe that a lot of the basic elements have been improved upon, creating a more pleasant browsing experience.

How and Why To Enter Redesign Saturdays

You can have the chance to have your website redesigned in next weeks post. All you need to do is leave a comment to this post with your website address and why you think it needs a redesign.

The Benefits of Getting Your Site Redesigned Include:

  • Most obviously – a FREE redesign job!
  • Your website gets exposure to PSDFAN’s thousands of readers
  • You understand how to improve your website. This isn’t just a redesign, it’s a lesson in design.
  • You will get emailed the .psd of your redesign and can do whatever you want with it!

So please, leave a comment today for a chance to have your website redesigned next week!


About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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13 Comments:

  1. Hugolatra says:

    This was an easy one… anything could improve that original design!!! :D

    Just a joke Tom. A lot better, no doubt !

  2. irfan says:

    aha What a Designer Can do.

    well done tom.

    please tom when you gonna redesign my site http://www.pnsecurity.com.

    Hope Next Will be my site redesign

  3. irfan ullah hosain says:

    Awesome well done Tom.

    Please Redesign my site http://www.pnsecurity.com.

    Hope Next Would b my Site Redesign Turn

  4. Melody says:

    You’ve provided such clarity and learning potential with these 30 minute redesigns. Nice job Tom =)

  5. Laira says:

    TOM it is an outstanding work .Thanks a lot

  6. jeprie says:

    Yours is definitely much better than the original. No need a designer eye for that.

  7. Beau says:

    The first one was very outdated! Nice job on the rework, looks great.

  8. asad says:

    TOM it is an outstanding work. would yo like to suggest any theme to my website
    http://www.uptomak.com

  9. Thiago Marsiglia says:

    I think that the site http://www.clubegp.com.br/ need redesign because is outdated. I like your works. :)

  10. Tom says:

    Wow, thanks for the great response this week everyone! I’ll add the suggested sites to this week’s poll tomorrow!

  11. BTS says:

    We are looking at updating our website. It is in need of a major overhaul in terms of both content and looks. We would very much like to put our site forward for a 30 minute redesign.

  12. Hosemaker says:

    This site was designed using an off the shelf design with minor changes to help keep costs down. We are unsure but wonder if there is a better way of presenting our website. We are all just amazed at what you are able to do in 30 minutes, all fantastic designs and re-works.

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