25 October 2011

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Kicksend homepage page design

mikekus

I’ve just designed the new Kicksend homepage!

Firstly I redesigned their logo. The typeface used in the is Appetite by Dzianis Serabrakou. I then heavily customised the letter K to create the ‘flaming’ logo icon. I really wanted to avoid using some sort of ‘file’ type image/icon for the logo as that would make it indistinguishable from other products in the same sort of sphere.

The guys at Kicksend wanted a design that quickly communicated the benefits of using Kicksend. They also needed a bold design with a strong visual impact. I always find that using a simple and bold colour palette really helps create a strong impact with a design. It’s tempting to keep adding colours and graphical details to a design but again I think this dilutes the essence of the design and the message you’re trying to convey.

Finally, the page is responsive for the viewing pleasure of those on mobile devices. HTML & CSS by the very talented Neil Kinnish.

This was a really fun project to work on and the guys at Kicksend were amazing to work with!

You can view the new Kicksend homepage here.

8 Comments

  1. Stephen

    25 October 2011 | 2:16 am

    Looks good… One comment though. I like how the page sizes well to different screen sizes, but I think it sizes too big with the font and images being that large. There is only so much I can take in and when visiting kicksend.com I feel completely lost and unable to take in the page because everything is too big.

  2. pmeichsner

    25 October 2011 | 9:13 am

    Perfect example for how easy good and effective web design can be!

  3. Chris Hewison

    25 October 2011 | 9:41 am

    Really nice, love the simplicity & your bold colours.

  4. Steve

    25 October 2011 | 2:28 pm

    I like the call to action – “Start Sending Files” button. Also the simplicity 1-2-3.

  5. Simon Foster

    25 October 2011 | 8:11 pm

    Awesome work sir :) In fact it was so easy to use that I signed up with Kicksend straight away. Really useful service.

  6. Jonathan

    27 October 2011 | 3:05 am

    Amazing as always, Mike!

  7. Rafael

    28 October 2011 | 11:25 pm

    Nice one. Would you like to share the name of the used font for the BIG words “EASILY SEND FILES WITH KICKSEND”?

  8. Christopher

    31 October 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Your signature style always works well Mike :) I think the size of the icons are fine and work beautifully due to the concise nature of the content. Keep it up dude!

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