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My New Portfolio

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#1 Neupix


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Posted 31 December 2004 - 02:39 AM

Hey everyone - I hope you all had a great holiday season :)

Anyways, I have finally finished my new portfolio website and thought I would share it with everyone. With a little more free time on my hands, I had decided to bring penguinpedia.com back to its roots - which was to provide help and assistance for new designers. That meant that I had to move my portfolio and design services somewhere else.

Please visit my new website here: http://www.johngilf.com. It is named after me (of course) and the overally layout reflects upon my very simple and minimalistic style.

Anyways, it is still a work in progress, so before I start promoting it and releasing it to potential clients, I would love to hear some general feedback about things that I should change, or things that really make it work.

Also, I don't like how my portfolio pieces open in new windows. If anyone has a suggestion for something better, I would love to hear it.
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#2 illumina



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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:14 AM

do a two column thing for the portfolio where you have smaller thumnails on the right, and when clicked on, it simply shows a bigger version on the left column, I believe it can be done in javascript. You can also add a link with the bigger image where they can click on it and go to a new window showing the "live" version if they so choose.

BTW, i like the design, very neat, clean, minimalistic, looks very nice.

#3 karl472001


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Posted 31 December 2004 - 09:56 PM

The layout is very clean and easy to navigate.

The colors go very well together.

The only problem I can see with it is when I view the source, it begins with...

<title>John Gilfillan Studios</title>

An <html> tag should be placed at the top. :)

Great job on the layout, and the work in your portfolio is nice. :)

#4 derukureetsu


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Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:40 PM

"Design made simple". I like that. It goes directly with the simplicity, yet cleanliness and professional look of your website layout. Every page, even the actual portfolio, is fast loading. Very good!
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:38 PM

very clean design, nothing to add really, I would only try two columns just as Ilumina suggested.

#6 Frontend


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Posted 03 January 2005 - 05:47 AM

two thumbs up! :)

#7 creatifex


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Posted 05 January 2005 - 10:39 AM

Your website is great, Jon - I love it.. you do awesome work, keep it up! *envy* :)

Heres mine: http://www.creatifex.net

No where near as good as yours, or your portfolio :p
Robin :: creatifex designs

#8 oscard


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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:16 AM

I like your site, it looks professional and simple.

#9 IntuitDesign


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:02 PM

Nice design. You have a very good sense of composition, color, and typeuse. I woulod bring the different portfolio menu items closer together and above the fold. Very relaxing on the eye.
Great job!

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