View Full Version : Review my portfolio stie

10-10-2005, 01:44 AM
The design is simple, but valid CSS, and vaild XHTML. (This should make it almost all browsers friendly if i'm not mistaken). Anyways please rate and view. Please note, I have no gfx program other than paint, and this site is really targeted for all people, including people who have slow connections, so the design is simple. :) Thanks.


10-14-2005, 08:23 PM
Very simple indeed. Might as well make it all text...you can convert your title graphic to plain text very easily. That would cut out another 1.6 kb. If you want to keep it, however, at least add an alt attribute for non-visual browsers.

Honestly, though, you need to spice it up just a little. Fancy graphics aren't necessary; you can do a lot with css and good color combinations.

10-14-2005, 09:52 PM
Sorry but I don't like.

At 800*600 I have a horizontal scrollbar appearing even though the content is no where near to overflowing, and there is a massive gap at the top before the div begins.

And you're very wrong in thinking that valid code will produce good results in all browsers. IE and Firefox interpret code very differently.

Your CSS could be cleaned up alot. I would actually do this for the CSS -

body {
font-family: Verdana;
font-size: 11px;
color: #666;

.box {
border: 1px solid #DDD;
padding: 15px;
width: 300px;
margin: 0 auto;

p.header, p.advheader, p.header:first-letter {
font-size: 13px;
font-weight: bold;

p.advheader { font-size: 15px; }
p.header:first-letter { color: #B00; }

a {
text-decoration: none;
color: #F60;

a:hover {
color: #FF802B;
text-decoration: underline;

EDIT - Attached screenshot of your site to show you how it looks for me.

10-14-2005, 10:40 PM
i dont like it. to plain.

Mr. Bubble
10-15-2005, 05:36 AM
i like it, a fair bit..... but, its too far down the page; you have to scroll down when its not needed, make the actualy site up the top. also you need a different background colour

Green Beast
10-17-2005, 07:54 PM
On my FF 1.0.7 at 1024x768 the page is a good 1/3 of the way down the screen and it is slightly to the right of the screen.

It is a liquid site, but with it starting so thin, it's be better elastic of fixed. When reducing my monitor to 800x600 I ended up with a really skinny column.

Using px as a font-size measurement, people using Internet Explorer will not be able to re-size their text. Try 80% to match your size now, or 0.8em. Fiddle as needed.

I do not like the red hanging caps that lead letter on what are designed to emulate headings (red doesn't match)...

Use <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, etc and style those instead of <p class="header"> for the purpose of semantics.

The graphic needs work.

I do like the simplicity of the site. Nothing comes between the content and the visitor.

Hope this helps.