Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism
    sholdzy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 07, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    47
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro 2GB
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism
    Hey guys,

    I'm working on a new portfolio for my current employee, and chose to code it all in CSS rather than DotNetNuke, even though my boss was leaning toward that. The site is getting close to being done, just need to throw in some copy related to each piece of work, change the main image on a couple pages (the pencil one is repeated) and add the New Media page, the link isn't broken don't worry.

    Anyways, I'd love to hear what some of you fellow web designers think - give me your opinion on usability, overal visual appeal, and what ever else you deem appropriate.

    Shepherd Creative | London, Ontario

    Thanks,

    Carson

  2. #2
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism
    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    I like the color scheme somewhat. My only gripe is that there is too much stark white for me. That's just me though. I would fill that with a texture or something.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  3. #3
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism
    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2004
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    12,456
    Specs:
    MacBook
    The white space is very effective.

    When you're using a site to showcase your work, the rest of the page should be as unobtrusive as possible.
    Adding a texture to it would make the background way too busy and would distract your eyes from the projects being presented.

    Of course, the "white" space doesn't necessarily need to be white. Any solid color would do, so long as it keeps with the color scheme of the rest of the page.
    __________________________________________________
    Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

    mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
    MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
    Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.


  4. #4
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism
    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
    The white space is very effective.

    When you're using a site to showcase your work, the rest of the page should be as unobtrusive as possible.
    Adding a texture to it would make the background way too busy and would distract your eyes from the projects being presented.

    Of course, the "white" space doesn't necessarily need to be white. Any solid color would do, so long as it keeps with the color scheme of the rest of the page.
    I suggested a texture because it gets kind of hard to distinguish the white from the work and the white of the background of the page. It can be a very simple texture that is very toned down.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  5. #5
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism
    Mac SK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2006
    Posts
    1,513
    I just read this week that 'White" space is hot. Different colors on the link hover
    in the header would be cool.

  6. #6
    New Portfolio Site, Looking for Constructive Critisism

    Member Since
    Jun 23, 2008
    Posts
    6
    Looks clean and simple. Orange attracts and so it would work better if the ordinary stuff is depicted in blue and the exception (the key point) in orange. But then, I am not sure it will work with Gold fish. A different metaphor might work as well.

    Web design is about getting a prospect to exactly what he or she is after within a minimum number of steps. It is three seconds to click off ! I prefer using the front page to show what the client / customer will get.

    Next issue is that people are mainly sight / visual oriented. That means a picture should be able top express without words. Words would explain that further. I have tried to incorporate many helpful hints on web-design at my website done. It was done with iWeb. There is minimal use of color and no moving artifacts. My strength is in user friendly design and not writing codes etc. Check and see if you have any information you could use.
    Comments welcome. Thanks

    http://web.mac.com/dasm1/

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Constructive Criticism
    By robduckyworth in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 06:15 PM
  2. New Portfolio Site
    By MrChris in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-07-2009, 02:09 PM
  3. Portfoliocity.com (portfolio hosting site)
    By scoutfinch in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-01-2008, 07:56 PM
  4. my MAC as a stand alone server for on site viewing of Portfolio
    By John O'Hara in forum OS X - Development and Darwin
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-15-2007, 11:45 PM
  5. C n' C my portfolio site please
    By Clandestine in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-03-2006, 11:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •