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06-30-2007, 11:24 AM
I'm a noob to Design Cafe. I have put my portfolio online a few weeks ago, and would like some critiques on it.
The address is www.animatorkennedy.com (http://www.animatorkennedy.com).
I am in the process of learning CSS and the site does include tables and some CSS. If you have any tips as far as wording on the website to make it more presentable or professional, let me know.
I would like to improve, since I'm satisfied with my first attempt but I want to make it better.
06-30-2007, 04:18 PM
In the gallery section I would place my images higher
on the page. Otherwise, people might miss them altogether.
And it is very annoying to have to scroll down each time I
pick a new topic to view.
Give us a little instruction about viewing the gallery items.
At first I didn't realize the images were active links; then
it took me a while to figure I could get a larger image as well.
07-01-2007, 11:06 PM
I see what you mean, with the gallery and the scrolling.
For instruction I have a background image of faded text in the table but it doesn't display in explorer. It says click thumbs to enlarge. Would plain text be better suited for instruction rather than using a background image, or relying on a rollover effect on each thumb?
07-02-2007, 12:05 AM
Because less code is involved. My objective is to make
the code of any site as simple and economical as possible
reserving the bandwidth for important content.
07-06-2007, 11:55 AM
Here's what doesn't work for me...
1) I can't put it into WORDS... but the color contrast just doesn't at all work for me. There's some conflict! It's kinda blue brown orange lighter brown tan or whatever. I would almost scrap the light blue / dark blue lines background deal and go white. If you really didn't like that -- fine -- maybe fish up some sort of gradient background.
-- I say that to say this... your site doesn't match the QUALITY OF YOUR PORTFOLIO. After viewing your GALLERY I want the site to be lighter, brighter, and more cheery if you will. For me... the orange / browns somewhat dull things though they might come forth more by dropping "that particular" background.
2) Definitely rework the GALLERY so that the images come more toward the top of the page. As mentioned... avoid making the user have to scroll any chance you can.
3) If you're learning CSS (while the sites are many) spend some time on http://www.csszengarden.com by all means if you haven't already.
Take any comments you can use and discard the rest.
07-06-2007, 05:23 PM
"Very Basic; Not A Very Attractive Colour Scheme! Nothing Bad But Also Nothing Too Good!"
MEDIA RESOURCES: 6/10
VIEWER FRIENDLY: 7/10
07-14-2007, 08:33 AM
Thanks everyone for the critiques. They have helped me see things that I overlooked due to looking at it for soo long.
For anyone who hasn't posted, I am still interested hearing others critiques of my website www.animatorkennedy.com (http://www.animatorkennedy.com).
07-14-2007, 11:52 AM
Just a suggestion.
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