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View Full Version : My online web/photo portfolio website. Please help test and critique!



tomazws
05-21-2011, 01:53 AM
Hi all!

I just created a portfolio website for myself. It's sort of javascript heavy. The site is very simple, there's a splash page and 3 content pages. Please click around and let me know what you think! I'd love to hear from you! Any suggestions, critiques, and advices are great help for me! Thank you!

http://www.tomazws.com/

Apostropartheid
05-21-2011, 05:59 AM
Don't use "cuz", it makes you sound stupid.

Anyway! I find your style very interesting indeed, and I especially like the color coding. However, I have four criticisms:
- Helvetica Ultra Light...not so good on Windows.
- In the websites section, if you need to direct a user, you're doing it wrong. It'd be significantly better if it at least worked with my mouse wheel, as that is the natural way to scroll, especially if you're using the Aero Flip-style interface.
- I don't like that I get no feedback for hovering on your pictures pages
- I don't understand why your about page has to move. I don't like that I can't use my scrollbar. Don't take that away from me. The fact that my cursor is permanently a pointer on that page also doesn't make much sense.

tomazws
05-22-2011, 02:41 AM
Ah! Good pointers!

Yes, I just changed it back to "because" :P

Wait, I only used Helvetica Ultra Light for the huge size 40px. The small 14px fonts are all Arial. Is that the case? And if the Helvetica still look crappy in size 40 font?

I believe I am able to make the flip style draggable (like right now), and scrollable with either the mouse wheel or by the scroll bar. I should start getting into that.

Ah, I should have a mouse over for the pictures and for the website thumbnails.

And yes, I sort of got too carried on with that dragging effect. I will have to redo the about page. It's too plain too.

bestdeveloper
05-23-2011, 12:22 PM
i'm really impressed by your site, it's great indeed! but my suggestions will go to chosen color combination in home page, maybe some other selection would look more catching.

tomazws
05-23-2011, 06:25 PM
Thank you! Yes, I have received a several comments regarding the color changing is quite harsh. I will have to make it easier for the eyes.

Apostropartheid
05-23-2011, 07:59 PM
Here's a screenshot for you: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3011376/tomazws.png
As you can see, the Helvetica doesn't look fantastic.

tomazws
05-27-2011, 07:07 AM
Ohhh thank you! Yes, some how even with anti aliasing turned on, the embedded fonts are still pretty crappy. Think it's better for me to stick with a normal system font.



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