SITE REVIEW: BryceEason.net

  • Bryce
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well, it's come time for me to get a portfolio site going. I went applying for jobs and this company wanted to see my portfolio, so I told them I'd make a portfolio site for them. Well, here it is. Give me your reviews.

http://www.bryceeason.net

Please note, I'm currently working on bugs for IE6/7, so if you spot any for those browsers, please let me know.

I'm having a few problems with DNS right now. Just got the domain.

Thanks.
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  • Breeze
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Post 3+ Months Ago

We need a link.
  • Bryce
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Post 3+ Months Ago

There link added.

I'm having a few DNS problems right now. It doesn't seem to have been fully resolved yet.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I liked the design. But it seems to be too litle content
  • Bryce
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It's a portfolio site really. What about the design do you like/dislike?
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There is a big chunk of empty white space on your main page:

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I think I would find something to fill that space, then it will look a little more complete.

Next, on your portfolio page, it is always a nice touch to include little thumbnail-type pictures of the websites you made (even though everybody else does that).

Other than that, it looks pretty good. I always like a website that I don't have to scroll to see the content.
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So just fill the white space up some more. I've kinda ran out of ideas on what to put on it LOL. Where would the recent news look best at? On the left side and wider or where it is now? It's only showing the latest 2 news I have.

What about the design? How is that?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The design looks pretty good, and the recent news section would fit pretty nice in that empty white space. Do you have any sort of logo or something for the freelance work you've done? Maybe try and work that in somewhere too.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The only logo I have is in the header image. I focus more on the CSS style of websites rather than graphics. But I think the recent news area would fit better in that area to.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I've moved the Recent News to the left side. How's it look now?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

pretty nice design. I like it.

But i think you need more colors! it looks way to boring ;)
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I'm thinking of a way to have each navbar change colors on rollover. I'm just waaay to tired and pissy to do anything right now LOL.
  • Merlyn
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Post 3+ Months Ago

For a portfolio site, you have too much text and not enough images of your work.

Just my thoughts at least. If I were trying to sell myself and the work I've done I would include images or thumbnails that not only could take up empty space but add to the feel and completeness of a page.
  • UVBoy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Way too much text for my liking. I'd like to see more pictures, thumbnails, something other than black text.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

a great one. some people like images, some like more words. I gues i'm the second type.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

My issues.

I feel that the text is too small. This results in your site looking a bit bunched at the top of my page.

Have a look. http://www.jasonstanleydesign.co.uk/stuff/example.png

The left column content literally finishes half way down my screen. Upping the font-size to 12px would go a long way to dealing with this.

Its also a bit colorless. Pictures are very much down to preference. I am a content guy myself. However color goes a long way towards setting the mood of the website. As a result your site comes across as a little cold and grey.
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JasonStanley wrote:
My issues.

I feel that the text is too small. This results in your site looking a bit bunched at the top of my page.

Have a look. http://www.jasonstanleydesign.co.uk/stuff/example.png

The left column content literally finishes half way down my screen. Upping the font-size to 12px would go a long way to dealing with this.

Its also a bit colorless. Pictures are very much down to preference. I am a content guy myself. However color goes a long way towards setting the mood of the website. As a result your site comes across as a little cold and grey.


Also, something related ... Add a bit of line-height (14 or 16px) ... I feel that it looks more professional and fills any white spaces.

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