New look for my personal Website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by montanachad, Oct 5, 2008.

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    montanachad

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    Helena, Montana and Lacey, Washington
    #1
    I only have the front page done, and have until Dec 3rd to complete it. Now here are some questions:
    http://southsoundinfidels.org <----- (This is not the domain I plan to host it from when it's complete. It has been uploaded here for testing purposes only.)

    Is it wise to honest about who I am?

    Is it advisable to reveal my politics, even if it's anti-socialist?

    Does the slide show do the Website justice?

    How about the layout and background?

    Like I said this is only a starting point, not a completed Website.

    Thank you!

    Oh, the slide show is not valid XHTML the code is:

    Code:
    <embed src="chad.mov" width="400" height="300" autostart="false" />
    			<noembed>
    			  Chad v2.0 video slideshow
                 </noembed>
     
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    Topher15

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    #2
    It's pretty basic, nothing that stands out in terms of the design. (I'm guessing your a programmer rather than a designer?)

    Is this a portfolio web site? Are you intending to use it to get clients/work? If so, the ONLY content you need is your work. Clients don't care who you are going to vote for or what you ate for breakfast. If you want a blog then keep is separate.


    Oh and "Dangers of Socialism"
    Let met guess... you going to equate socialism with statism?
     
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    montanachad

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    #3
    It's going to be a personal site w/portfolio. Yes, I am more of a coder than a designer - think more with the left side of my brain. :)

    No, I plan to critique socialism as an unreasonable political system, but plan to point the good in it too. Oh, and what's statism?
     
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    Topher15

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    Cool. In that case you can put whatever you want on the site.

    Compare to socialism, which in its essence is just collective ownership (which may or may not be through the state), but in practice is probably the most congested political theory ever thought of. Most people's criticism of socialism tend to be criticism of statism.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statism
     
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    angelwatt

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    #5
    XHTML 1.0 deprecated the embed tag. Also see A List Apart for some details.
     

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