Hi everyone, I’ve been reading through some of the reviews here and there’s been some good suggestions so I thought I’d post my almost-complete web design portfolio. Before you go crazy on me, please note that:
1. I’m new at this, this portfolio does not contain many examples of my design work yet. Making this portfolio is kind of step 1 for my career as a freelancer.
2. I plan on changing the table in the portfolio section to be a <ul> instead. I’ll probably do that this weekend.
3. The blog isn’t done yet.
4. The Sleepy Hero title will soon link to the "About" section.
I like it and it’s definitely a good step in the right direction. The only issue design-wise that I can see is that it’s a little too green. The links that are green on top of the green background aren’t very visible on my monitor.
Also, just a question – I noticed your using solid color background images… why not just use the background-color: CSS property instead of a whole image?
@cybershot: Making the content area bigger is a good idea. I think I’ll make it big enough to comfortably hold three portfolio images in each row.
@cssgirl: I was actually thinking about changing the link colour. It is hard to read and it hurts the flow of the sentences. The only place where I’m actually using a solid colour background is in the content area. The background is actually a slight gradient. The content area was easiest to just use a solid colour-image and since it’s only a 2kb image, I think it would actually take up more room to use multiple images on either side of the content (since the borders are anti-aliased) and to have extra html/css to have the css background and images.
I wonder if I made the gradient more obvious if it would make the site feel less overwhelmingly green. I will try that out this weekend.
Thanks for the input you two. Does anyone else have any ideas/suggestions?