View Full Version : online portfolio - crits please
12-12-2005, 08:42 PM
i just somewhat finished jsalvador.net (http://www.jsalvador.net/), my online portfolio, and would love to get your views on it. > content, design, typos.. anything that comes to mind. :)
12-12-2005, 09:24 PM
everything looks nice man!
only thing i noticed was that your grenade model is nice, but it seems like it needs 1 or 2 more splits so it is more than a 6-sided nade. 8 would be so much better. Great work though, man :thumbsup:
12-12-2005, 09:46 PM
Your portfolio content is pretty good, but your page has some nasty design flaws. I'll try and hit all I can here:
Make your portfolio (thumbnails) page your main page. Direct to content puts your product directly in front of your market.
*IMPORTANT* Most all of your small text is can not be read. By this, I'm referring to everything in your resume, and “visit my texture gallery” in your portfolio. I never knew anything was there till I selected all your text. It's black text on a dark gray background.
Your hyperlinks are “mystery meat” once moused-over. This is a common design flaw in web design where a link's content is hidden until moused-over or in your site's case, the reverse (disappear when moused-over).
Top info border is 75% wasted space, as in, everything to the right of your name/contact info is an empty dark area.
Your email contact is only hyperlinked in your resume, and again very small/mystery meat. A clickable, easy to read and find email address at all times is key for a portfolio page. I personally remedy this by having my email address on all my portfolio pages.
None of your portfolio images are watermarked. It's very important to have at least your name, web address or email address on every image. If someone saves your images, then passes it along to HR or a lead, they have no way of knowing who you are because no contact information, signature, etc is presented for them.
I'd like to point out that none of what I stated here will stop you from getting a job. Again, your content is good, but all of that stuff will make it a lot easier for you and more importantly employers.
12-12-2005, 10:17 PM
Your Index page is a waste for lack of a better word. When building an portfolio site, I know for an fact that if the viewer does not instantly see work that they find acceptable, they will not bother browsing the rest of the site to see more, instead they move on…
Here is an fast layout of what I was talking about with the top of the page…
12-12-2005, 10:17 PM
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