Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:56 PM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 12:06 AM
I'm not too sure about the banner ad at the top, as I'm always of the opinion that portfolio sites should promote yourself and not some other company, but that's just a personal preference I guess. Apart from that I do like the way you've used the tv screen/ noise effect I think that is interesting and works well.
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Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:07 AM
The Flash elements detract from your excellent designs.
The first thing I looked at was the gallery page, and from a design standpoint, there are a couple of things that stood out:
1. The flashing word "gallery" draws my eye away from the design samples. Don't make your designs compete for attention.
2. The pieces go through the slideshow much, much too fast and I couldn't figure out how to slow it down or stop it. Can't see any detail or even read the caption at the bottom at that rate. I would suggest allowing your viewers to have control over when they are ready to move to the next piece.
3. The background is much too busy and also distracts the eye.
Lastly, the links at the bottom of the page seem out of place and like they were just thrown up there at the last minute. Center them at the bottom of the screen.
Hope that helps some! Remember -- you can still use Flash to have a great site, but don't forget the basics of good web design: usability, readability, and brevity.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 04:37 PM
Yeah somethings about the site were pretty much thrown at last minute. But im hard at work at correcting most of that. I can understand if the background may seem busy at times, but I wanted to recreate a real time environment while the user reads about. But I'm making corrections as I go. So thank you guys =)
Oh yeah the links at the bottom had nothing to do with me either. lol Part of the hosting site. The only thing thats mine is whats within the box. I thank you guys again for your comments and compliments!! more are welcome
Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:15 PM
lol i got torn a new one. hehe but thank you. =)
Don't feel that way. What's most important is that your portfolio pieces are very nice. Just put them in the spotlight a bit more and you've got it made!
About the banners up top. Not my idea, not much i can do about that however. It's a free hosting site and they need to advertise to be free. =( So if anyone knows a free bannerless web hosting place, let me know.
I would recommend getting your own domain and hosting set up. It's much more professional looking to prospective clients and you will have total control over what's displayed on your pages.
Best of luck!
Posted 22 May 2005 - 04:39 AM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:13 PM
That text is also really hard to read, black text on a pretty dark background - does not work well at all!
Also, those ads at the top - not nice at all!
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