eat at FIG


Submitted by Bob Galmarini, @ehousestudio

A website for a popular restaurant in Charleston, SC. You can also check out our website:

Very nice looking, minimalistic restaurant website design. I love the colors and there’s a few really subtle use of javascript effects on this site. I think I like the navigation the best about this website.


Gene Crawford

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  • I love this restaurant’s logo as well as the color palette used throughout the site. I also like the navigation and think it works quite well.

    I wish there was more content on the home page. A feed from their blog maybe? Information about today’s specials? Or perhaps just more about the restaurant? I’d like to have a little bit more “meat” on the first page I see.

    I also wish I could view the menus without downloading a PDF. I have to admit — these days, I don’t want to download anything. I want information accessible and at my fingertips, no waiting, no downloads. And I think I’m a pretty typical example of today’s Internet users with these types of demands.

  • I agree with you 100% on the PDF menu. I’d like to get this info really quick on my iPhone and downloading a PDF is just a roadblock.

  • @Jessica and @Gene

    Thanks for the feedback on the site. There is a list of recent blog & press entries on the homepage. You can click on the news & press quick look tab at the bottom of the homepage.

    The recent specials is a good idea, we have been using twitter to serve that via the blog. The client was looking for a easy way to update the menus since they change daily so they felt PDF would be easiest for them, but we may consider other options with more feedback. Thanks again..

  • Absolutely Aaron, this is what we’re all about at UMS, hopefully giving you some constructive feedback from time to time. Make the web better, yadda yadda…

    There’s probably a good lesson to learn from Jessica for all of us on putting content behind fly-out type sections, i’m thinking she must have totally overlooked that on the home page. I wonder how many other people normally over look that?

  • I like the site. Brown is one of my favorite colors plus it is very inviting.