SITE REVIEW: Owen Conti

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Hey there, this is my personal portfolio. All coding by hand. All text. No images, except for photography, and right now all I have is my photography. It is SUPPOSED to be plain and simple. Sleek and beautiful. http://www.owenconti.com

Please let me know what I can change.
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yes. simplicity is th key to success. but as for me your site is too simple. try to add some "frame" to your site..its too floating
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alright, thank you!
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Interesting design. Why the overt simplicity if you don't mind me asking.
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a couple reasons.

quick load times.
the main idea of the site will be my portfolio so i want audience to focus on portfolio rather than the site.
simple to code in just a day.
looks good yet its simple.
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Gotcha. Do you think its too simple? That it doesn't really show any of your artistic ideas that you display in your photography? I just ask because I think the is a simple style (minimalism) and a simple code (lack of knowledge, lack of time, or lack of care). I think pentagram is probably one of the best masters of the minimalist but everything is very well thought out. Just something to think on.
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possibly. I was thinking of putting a splatter background on the margins.
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Have to agree with most people here. A little too simple. I'm a hand coder as well, so I like basic and i like simple. But I also want people to link to me, be impressed by my skills and want to return to my site.

Honestly, if you want to save time, find a template you like. Not really anything to review.

The font you are using at the top also cuts off the bottom of the words. Was that intentional?

Another idea is to just take the photography page and make it the main page instead.

At least there is something of interest that is immediately visible to your visitors.

Great photos though. So you do really have something to offer. I just think you need to offer it in a different way.
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Thank you namecritic for your reply. It really does help me.

But what do you mean by, "So you do really have something to offer. I just think you need to offer it in a different way." ?
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I just want to let anyone know who is watching this topic that I have added splatters to the side margins, I'm thinking it adds a bit of fill to that side space. Thoughts?
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I meant the photos
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Thank you! It's nice to see someone likes my photography.
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You have great content. Put it in a great package. :)
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Thanks man.
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how can we help each other regarding making website like this
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nadim00786:

I'm sorry? What do you mean? Do you want me to develop a site similar to mine for you?
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If that's the case, then it's something you should take to PM. Let's stay on track with reviews ;)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

nice design...
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Hi Owen. I went to your site and here are my thoughts. The layout is extremely simple. Your main menu consists of 4 links. I find the site kind of boring. I definitely would not spend any serious time there.
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golfiscool:

Thank you for the reply, and just so you are aware, the site is mainly to showcase my photography, so I wouldn't expect anyone to spend serious time there.

Thanks for the review!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

as others have said, the site is very minimal, which is good for me. the only thing i don't care for is the purple and blue paint splats. looks out of place.
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yaa it looks good it has a great content and kept it in a great package.........
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nice design
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"simplicity is th key to success." yes. But why simple site like this is work a little slow.

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