I had a customer sign a deal about 3 years ago and fall off the face of the earth and they finally came back into the scene recently, and as a result, my skills and style of designing changed dramatically since 3 years ago.
It’s a pretty small client, and they really didn’t care what kind of design I made (one of those clients that would be happy with just about anything). Well, since they didn’t care, I decided to really have some fun with it (beware, extreme cute zone ahead!): :mrgreen:
I decided to use it to stretch my Illustrator skills, so everything is created by me, no istock or anything (although I used some graphics to be inspired from) and the top left logo/clouds were supplied by the client. Also used some nifty CSS3 tactics and the page does validate on XHTML1.0 Strict and CSS3.
Anyway, I just wanted to see what you all thought since I value your opinions greatly. Its nothing like what is on my portfolio currently and I’m still deliberting putting it on there or not. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Note: Once again, no more IE6 support, especially for this particular client.
One thing – and other people may not even be having the same reaction – the scroll left/right arrows on Dowsing were confusing when coupled with the down arrows on each section that leads to the next section. Might be a little confusing for a first time visitor.
What was also throwing me off was that you had down arrows but no up arrows. I might suggest either taking them out of the content area so it doesn’t look like it’s another way the content can scroll. Or maybe even remove the down arrow and change it to a "back to top" arrow instead since that’s kind of the standard for scrolling 1-page websites.
That is good feedback…I think I really wanted the experience of being able to reach the footer without using the scroll bars or mouse wheel…do you feel people will still scroll to see the footer? I think the up arrows would crowd the scene too much so I’d sooner remove them if they really don’t end up working out.