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Old Feb 3, 2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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portfolio critique

Hi,
I am a designer and always appreciate input from others on my site.
Please check it and let me know what you think.

http://www.mikekellydesign.com

Thanks,
Mike
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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Great site, nice use of flash but keeping it simple and easy to use.

Nice work too.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 10:11 AM   #3
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A cool site, I really like the simplicity and elegance.

I think it would be even better if the expandable parts would collapse back in. Just my opinion, though.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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its ok, still don't care for flash but yours isn't too bad in that respect.

I would maybe play with the menu a bit, I kept running over the menu and it changed to the one next to it - ie print to interactive. Might be worth making that a click on type
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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Some nice work there! My only suggestion is under "Print", I found it a little distracting how you have the centre of the CD cut out and you can therefore see the trees background behind the portfolio piece which conflicts somewhat with the layout/colour of the piece.

I am not a big fan in general of imagery as background on portfolio pieces, but yours seems to work aside from the CD labels imo.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 03:16 PM   #6
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Nice, simple use of Flash but...

When you use Flash, your killing the SEO of your site. Something you might want to consider if you're trying to drive traffic to your portfolio.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 06:45 PM   #7
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Nice, simple use of Flash but...

When you use Flash, your killing the SEO of your site. Something you might want to consider if you're trying to drive traffic to your portfolio.
That's the only thing I would have to say as well.

But being a designer as well I know Flash does offer some protection from people ripping off work from your site (it has happened to me before).

Also I would probably change the blue links on the photo background to something a little lighter so it's a little easier to read and easier to tell that it's a link.

IMHO I like it, clean design you can't go wrong with that, and congrats on winning the short film project bragging rights are always a good thing on any designers portfolio.
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 12:53 AM   #8
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Site looks awesome. I agree though, I wish the pop up things would fly back to where they came from.

Loved your video! Man, I want to get back into some video editing. My friend from high school won the Insomnia judges choice award this year for his film Imagine. I've been debating whether to buy Final Cut Studio or not. My school sells it for $499. I really have no use for it other than hobby stuff. I don't know how well I'd do at wedding videos since there are about 20 others doing it around here. Seems like everyone is making wedding videos these days around my town.
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