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Need Opinion on Portfolio Site

  • # July 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    First time posting! Looking for some feedback on my portfolio site.

    http://www.headapple.com

    This site will be fleshed out more in the bio and work sections once I get some more designs under my belt. Let me know what you think. THANKS!

    Nikki Kilgore
    http://www.headapple.com

    # July 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Overall, I like it. Nice earthy colors with some brilliant contrasts. Your content makes it easy to understand what you are communicating without getting wordy.

    One suggestion is: can you find an image like the top image that you can either run across the entire top or repeat it such a way that it doesn’t end? I like the subway and I like what you did with the graphic, but it just feels like it doesn’t flow as well abruptly ending into blackness.

    # July 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    That is a great idea. I think I was so focused on the 960 design that I neglected to think about the effect of the edges in the header. It does kind of stunt the whole point of the movement in the picture. Thanks!

    # July 14, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I agree the functionality is pretty limited. I have a few things in the works. Thanks for your feedback.

    # July 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    on a very quick look, it is looking good…… BUT

    that main image, I would say you really need to straighten it up it is slightly lop-sided

    # July 15, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I was kinda going for a surreal look not a literal one so I didn’t really change the off-kilter feel of the main picture. Thanks for the comments though.

    Nikki

    # July 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I like the site, it actually feels really professional and smooth, however the main image does seem to distract and I don’t think that is a good thing unless you fix up the image. The image itself feels like it was a bad holiday snap and the text was inserted in paint. If I were you I would straighten up the image itself and rearrange the text while smoothing out the font (http://dafont.com) to make it look better.

    Otherwise I like it.

    # August 4, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Hey sorry for the late reply but life has kept me busy.

    Just to address your thoughts actually the look of the picture is intentionally supposed to look like a picture taken on vacation and the type is Helvetica which is the type they use on NY Subway signs which was kinda the point. It does seem to have some jagged edges but I think I have seen that with this font particularly. Thanks again for the feedback.

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