The design was eye-pleasing, since the colour contrasts wasn’t too sharp (nor too soft). However:
Quick-note about the contact form: Since you haven’t wrapped your input-elements inside a label, you’ll need to add the for-attribute to each label.
Initial tought: It looked like a hat or a hammer (think Mjolnir).
Perhaps you should add a subtle curved line around where the cone starts to form upwards, so you can make out the cone-shape some more.
Another thing: Why don’t you lose the gradient-colouring and use white and plain/light blue as background? I’d love to see a more simplistic logo.
As soon as IE has been wiped away from all the world’s computers, the Eternal Fight between Safari and Firefox will be settled. It is said that the Legendary Steve Ballmer will be chair-throwing the winner till he dies of a heart attack.
In other words, all browsers will soon have a perfect Firebug-clone and only small rendering technicalities will seperate them from each other. If we’re to talk about CSS support, I’ll say Opera without a doubt. Else, I prefer FF3 on Win/Linux-boxes and Safari on Mac.
The new one is lovely; you get right to the case, which is the portfolio and search/contact. If there’s something to be picky about, I’d say the contact-form was a bit too hidden away, almost as if you didn’t want it there. Also, no navigational links? One page and a lot links leading to blog posts? How do you intend to solve the going-back-from-blog-to-home?
Nice and trendy design, though there’s one issue that confused me:
On the portfolio-slides, the different projects/showcases was numbered, which I then carelessly labeled as different screenshots/whatever – not different projects. You get what I mean? Personally I don’t look for numerical information when strolling through a portfolio. Corporate names tend to appeal more to users too, instead of project numbers.
Perhaps a Next-Prev navigation would be easier to understand. Or maybe someone else’ve got an idea…
Of course, on a privacy related level, you should inform your clients that Google will automatically go through the e-mails, scan them for keywords and bring up relevant ads (on the right or top side) if logged in through webmail. If you use Thunderbird/etc, ads won’t be a problem.
Still, we’ve got that guy who thought it was a Counter-Strike: Source (abbr.: CSS) forum. And I could understand that a gamer without any clue of webdesign terminology could confuse it for one. Still, when you get to the front page there’s no chance in hell visitors should belive that this page isn’t about cascading style sheets.