Reviews, updates and in depth guides to your favourite mobile games -
Forum Home Latest Posts Search Help Subscribe

Give me some positive criticism please..

Page: 1 Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14863 Report
Member since: Mar 26th 2001
Posts: 73
this is the lay out for a on-line portfolio my friend and i are working on, just give me some critiques...we dont have a domain or host, thats why it isnt uplaoded.

Thanks in advance
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14880 Report
Member since: Mar 24th 2001
Posts: 3734
Going to bed so I'll make this short.

It's clean, which I like. And I'm partial to orange, so I like the colors.

But about the drop-down menu: I would make that more descriptive than just "Art 1, Art 2,". So that 1st time visitors to your site would know what they are treading onto.
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14881 Report
Member since: Mar 27th 2001
Posts: 2237
While I'm not sure it is possible to give "positive criticism". (Isn't that like a double negative or something?...LOL!) I will make a few comments and try to make them constructive.

Love it!....
is that dropdown menu going to be the only navigation?

Texture: the texture of the darkest orange swooshy thing on the left repeatedly draws my eye....It seems to clash with the other element on that side. That might change with some content on the page... but for now I would say...tone down that texture...

Paintbrush... lose the doesn't do anything for me.
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14882 Report
Member since: Mar 24th 2001
Posts: 3734
I would leave the paintbrush there. Not to tread on Torn's shoes, but I think you need to keep it there to keep it from being "TOO" simplistic. Althought I do like simplicity, I think removing the brush would make it "TOO" simple. It kind of gives the site a feel of 'moderness' (is that a word).

If nothing else, exchange the paintbrush with some other image of the same feel/style. I just don't think you should sacrifice it. It would just take away from the site, literally and designally (not a word, but I can't think of the one I'm thinking of (dang....I'm too tired for this)).
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14899 Report
Member since: Jan 1st 1970
I thought you said you were going to bed Mattboy!

I agree with Matt that the brush adds something, but I would suggest switching to more of a typical "artist's brush".

I also agree that there's something about the orange swooshy that grabs me 'wrong'. I think it's because the shape feels 3D but the texture is flat. If you like the texture I would suggest airbrushing and blending it by hand to give it some depth.

Other wise, I like. "Don't let the site get in the way of your work you want to highlight!" You've got a nice vehicle in place to profile your stuff.
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14901 Report
Member since: Jul 31st 2001
Posts: 136
Mattboy never sleeps...

As for tha site I like it. I agree with Malibu that tha textue thingie is too 'flat' compared to the rest. Even adding a small drop shadow might help with that. :-)
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14908 Report
Member since: Jul 16th 2001
Posts: 239
looks nice - but add some better navigation
Reply with Quote Reply
Aug 29th 2001#14914 Report
Member since: Mar 26th 2001
Posts: 73
the site isnt going to be focused on the lay-out, we are gonna shoot for having the artwork, that is the content of the site, attract viewers. the news is definitely going to be changed somehow, but im not usre how i can do that yet.

if you would like to see the HTML version, i got a friend to host for a while to test out images and my lay-outs...the URL is:


thanks for all the feedback, it will help me a lot with the finished product of this site.
Reply with Quote Reply
Page: 1 Back to top
Please login or register above to post in this forum