mctimbercocom is a great little site. It’s a strong synthesis of lush photographic color, texture and well formed typography. Its also a great case-study on simplicity over theatrics. The only detail that somewhat bothers me is the banners, which are a little out of place in this design. They certainly emphasize the headlines but It’d be nice to see a little texture. The banners are the only part of the site that looks like they were made in Photoshop. Still, its a little detail that doesn’t detract from the positive vibe of the site. The consistent use of icons is also a strong feature of the site. Plus, how often do you see “Ethics” as a main nav item??


Giovanni DiFeterici

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  • Very nice; clean and elegant with a two-tone color scheme. I love anything related to forestry and they did a wonderful job. I especially love the tree backdrops int he header, everything comes together nicely.

  • Freeze

    Actually the web looks basically quite similar to

  • @Freeze – that’s a stretch. I agree they both have trees, but c’mon.

  • Freeze

    Well, I have not said any of the two sites to be a copy/inspired. Probably the authors do not even know anything about each other, my point was just the coincidence itself — same menu layout, quite similar heading patter etc.

  • Sorry if I misunderstood you Freeze. Sounded like what you were saying was they looked the same.