New Guy - Portfolio
Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:38 AM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 04:55 AM
So the first thing that got my attention was that your site was already there, in front of me, before I realized that it was there, in front of me. Like instantly! Bravo!
Thinking about Avant Garde...?
At first, I thought that the line green text box was a bit of an eyesore, and the paragraph beside it a bit wordy, but...
Then, as I was looking thru your artwork I began to think "Wait a minute! He might be on to something here." Why NOT have a text box in the top left corner. I know, I know...it breaks the 'left-2-right', 'image top-left' precedent developed a long time ago in the newprint inustry, but so what!? And the paragraph beside it instead of YetAnotherLogo? Brilliant! The density of the horizontal blackspace at the top almost seems to almost balance the lists below it. Maybe it'd promote more interactivity on your site, I notice the topic of the day awhile ago was making sites 'Sticky' Now there's a challenege to the norm of acceptable design.
Ok, Ok, so ya need to know... I have been critized before for seeing things differently. :-)
Where'd all the art work go...?
The only thing that I found to be a real bummer was having to scroll down to see the artwork. I'm running at 1024 on a color laptop and the artwork was displaying just at the bottom edge and below. Your work is really crisp and clean, highly graphic and very strong in shape & text & color. Personally I think that to you should be 'puttin' your best foot forward' :-) No scrolling to see artwork. Scroll to read text, but not artwork. Say maybe... in the bottom right quadrant under the 'I got no logo' paragraph' Where do you put the other links? I don't know. Some things sound great until ya put them down on paper.
From an English language perspective I think you should change...
"... therefore I can't have a logo..."
"... therefore I don't have a logo..."
Drop the paragraph at the top 1 line, to line up with the top of the box instead of the top text on the lefthand side. The top of the box is a stronger line.
And ya... I've also been flamed for being longwinded too. :-)
Keep it up.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:47 AM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:53 PM
and thanks for all the props
I tought about that "too low" art work position. I wanted to put it right below form, and all the links on the bottom, but then, because of height of some artworks, there are more chances visitor don't see links to other works because [s]he don't scroll down. This way, at least top of work picture could be seen and that is pretty good hint for most of people to scroll down for more content and because of that better solution.
I'll see, if I found some better positioning solution that also suits my taste, I'll change it of course.
I'll try to use rest of suggestions.
SSFelton - I feel your pain .. really, 2-3 times I lost my whole collections of mp3 & stuff because of unbackuped HDD crash and lost of works is even worse option. Take it slow and you'll eventualy have works that will probably be even better than that you lost so you wouldn't be SO sorry 'cause of works.
when I add some more grapchic page wouldn't load THAT past, but hey, I'll try to find some compromise
Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:16 AM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:01 PM
Regarding the logos, several of them seem to be very color-dependent (they won't translate well into black & white). The only one that I think works really well is the Playahater logo - good iconic symbol. I'd like to see more experimentation with fonts though - throughout the portfolio, I noticed issues of fonts not quite matching the associated artwork.
I really like the "dripping drop" photo. The others don't do much for me.
Also, (in my browser anyway - Safari on Mac) when I scroll over the links, they are highlighted in yellow, but the highlight doesn't disappear when I move the mouse elsewhere. So, everything stays highlighted until I reload the page.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:46 AM
I would like more comments on fonts. I had big problems in the past with using suitable fonts for my work, but I tought that I finally managed to figure out .... so please tell where did I went wrong with fonts, what kind of font would you use there and where are fonts ok?
I'll try to fix that onmouseover JS thing with Safari
Posted 13 January 2005 - 04:15 AM
Posted 29 January 2005 - 10:38 PM
Posted 30 January 2005 - 04:18 PM
I agree, the site needs some work, but your portfolio itself, is very nice. I like your style of bright, vibrant colours in your logos, and the website, looks brilliant. I look forward to seeing it complete
Posted 30 January 2005 - 05:22 PM
I like the look, green isn't one of my most favourite colours, and it looks kinda bright to my eyes, I think your work should stand out more than the form. Other than that it looks great.
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