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Old 12-04-2008, 04:48 AM
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Crit on my portfolio

HI there! If people would be so kind to have a look at website and comment on the content, structure ,quality of work etc i'd be really appreciative. Looking at it from a potential client point of view. Was going to do a big mail out but thought it wood be good to get some professional input first!

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Old 12-04-2008, 08:29 AM
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Overall I like it, looks good. Your product shots look particularly good.
I would suggest maybe having 'before and afters'...
Rather that 'Afters and Befores' if you know what I mean...
Also using rollovers are a better way of achieving this sometimes.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:51 AM
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Yeah good shout. I do like the roll over before and after thing. Just gota figure out how to do it first. Thanks for your input

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Old 12-04-2008, 09:02 AM
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There is way too much time spent loading between your before and afters. By the time I get to the before I don't even remember what the after looked like, so I couldn't tell if it was an improvement or not. You either need to do a roll over effect or a side by side because they way it's set up now isn't at all effective.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:07 AM
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Thanks Yower, I've havent really ever noticed it being that slow, but i guess i should consider those with a slightly slower internet connection. Cheers!
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:20 AM
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I would definitely think about it considering I work in an ad agency, which is where I'm viewing it from, and we have a "typical" internet connection for businesses.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:10 PM
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Re: Crit on my portfolio

Hey Jon

The positive stuff has been said already, so i don't repeat it I still want to say: good work!

Now to one (in my opinion) very important thing: please remove the flash intro, really. After loading the page, which obviously takes time, just show the 1 2 3 4 part instantly. Don't do any animated intro, it annoys people who regularly visit your page (and therefore know the intro by heart after a few visits), and you want these people to like the experience of REvisiting it. Also, when opening a portfolio section, simply show the thumbnails, don't scroll out the text. People these days are in a hurry and are easily annoyed by waiting unnecessarily.

Otherwise, nice page, and especially, nice work! (Keep the behind the scenes shots of the product stuff, it shows what work goes into these kinds of pictures). One consideration though: maybe it is a good move to make a behind the scenes pictures section? And only keep the before/after shots of retouching work. Just an idea.

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Old 12-04-2008, 12:38 PM
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Re: Crit on my portfolio

Hi galvaros,

sound feedback and i hear anything your saying. I do find the intro a bit tedious myself and was meaning to have a "skip intro button" but never got round to doing it. I know what you mean about people being in a hurry as im very much the same when lookiing at websites.I guess it just as i put a lot of time in putting the site together it seems a shame to get rid of the dynamic flashy bits, though i understand its for the best. I also think a page with behinds the scenes sounds like a good idea.

thanks
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:46 PM
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Oh I think you should make the black background pink, and have it go 4321 instead of 1234, and add music to it and make it html based instead of flash........hahah just kidding, i think its good, good luck!
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:18 PM
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ha ha thanks garibaldi!
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