New Website

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by JasonElise1983, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

    JasonElise1983

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  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Might need improvements here:

    - Shadowbox animation took too long to open.
    - Add Next / previous navigation to the shadow box.

    Also text, most people start as interns so you probably don't need to mention it, especially something 7 years ago. Maybe started in the industry 7.x years ago at xyz.
     
  3. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    Im going to be very truthful here.

    aesthetically its a masterpiece, that makes you look truly professional.

    Opening Page - is very nice, i think you should shorten the intro however.

    Links - I didn't even seen them to i thought there got be more than this. maybe a better rollover choice, as its hardly noticeable. i thought it was just random text.

    Need work - perfect, just maybe a slightly better rollover colour

    Have creativity - Lovely maybe thumbnail size increase by 20px or so?

    Load up images - They take far too long to open if they don't open in less than 2 seconds 99% of users will close your site.

    Other than that its perfect!. keep up the good designs :apple:
     
  4. JasonElise1983 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JasonElise1983

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    Thank you!

    I made some improvements to the portfolio page. The next buttons were something i meant to do all along, and kind of forgot. whoops. Thanks for reminding me. Anyway, all of that should load up faster now. As far as the roll-over colors, i'll think about it. I really liked how subtle it was. And the links to right, might need a bit of sprucing up, but again, subtle and clean was what i was going for. I'll play with it some more.

    Thanks again, and really looking forward to any other suggestions/criticisms.

    -je
     
  5. mwchris macrumors regular

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    Nice site!

    Just two comments/suggestions; The lack of proper sentence structure on the main page like capitol letters at the beginning of sentences and proper nouns, the correct use of commas, and semi-colons drives me nuts! Also, as someone else mentioned I almost didn't see the links on the side. When I did notice them I thought it was just your slogan and not a link.

    Overall, nice job!
     
  6. JasonElise1983 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i was wondering if anyone was gonna comment on my lack of capital letters. it is on purpose. more of a style, casual thing for me i guess. i like the way lower-case letters look. i know it seems trendy and blah blah blah to do lower-case stuff, but i like it. i was kind of curious how hard it made it to read though. it's an easy fix if it's terribly hard to read, but it's consistent throughout the site...

    anyway, something else i'll think about. Thanks again everyone... keep it coming.

    -je
     
  7. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

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    Very cool site. As mentioned above, the links to the right are a bit hard to find and hard to recognize as links.

    Although not site related, I really like your phone # and mobileMe email address, shows that you're very creative as an artist. I wish I was creative in that sense, I'm a developer (programmer) trying to learn UI design but I'm no artist.
     
  8. opeter macrumors 65816

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    Where is your portfolio, where are your works? These were my first toughts. I did need more than a minute, to understand, that the right side was made for this purpose - a menu - however not clearly defined.

    The overall style is nice, but I don't like the structure of your site.
     
  9. annk Administrator

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    It's not so much that it's hard to read (although that comes into it too, definitely). It's more how it makes you look and how that can reflect on the credibility of what you want to promote.

    Even though you choose this for style, you need to be aware that to a lot of people, it just makes you look uneducated. And that affects whether or not people will find you credible. I'm not criticising your choice here, it's your site. But since you ask for feedback, I just want to say that it's a fact that some people won't take services or products seriously if the website looks like it's written by someone who doesn't know or care about the basics of using the written language.
     

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