SITE REVIEW: samimakela.com

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi All
The site is my latest portfolio found at http://www.samimakela.com.
I appreciate all kinds of comments critique and suggestions.
its a wordpress based site, and I let you be the judges..

Thanks in advance.

Sami
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  • mindfullsilence
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first thing I noticed was a small gramatical error.

on the home page for the introduction it reads :
My name is Sami and I am am freelance web developer...

Double word.

Other than that I like the design, it's very clean and straightforward. Not too into the fixed backgrounds but that's a personal preference kinda thing.
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Hi thanks for the comments. And yes there was a double word, (on the home page nothing less..) anyway a friend just pointed it last night.But thanks for pointing it out. And thanks for the compliment.

Sami
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Hi Sami,
I really like the site logo and the backgound. The only problems that I have is that the background doesn't cover the full width of the screen for me. Also I am not sure the little paragraphs of content need as much real-estate as they are getting. i just wonder if you could shift it elsewhere and then pull up the images to get more of the above the page fold. I like the stationary background as well.

Hope this helps.
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I agree with CXLink concerning the background imagery. I feel the 'grungy' background style goes with the site iconography, but I absolutely disagree with having it cut off, I am not sure what size you have designed it for, but on the 1920x1200 display I am working off of, it does not look quite professional.

If you want to keep that look, I would suggest a more elegant fading technique such as the one implements here http://www.columbia.com/. The Columbia example is the best I can think of at the moment but it can be done even better.

But besides that, it looks great.

Best of luck.
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Try to change the background image..
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The text 'Hello and Welcome, and text about you' I think should be in the 'About Me' section of the website.

Replace this text with a image banner > which links to > About me.
This trick would make your homepage more attractive and remember

A picture is worth 1000 words :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi guys (and girls)
thanks for the comments. its been some time since I checked back but the notes on the bkg image - it total news to me (the width issue) so thank you very much, I'll 'add some width'..

the little paragraphs, I guess I was trying to achieve some kind of clarity by separation..not sure if I managed that well
I think I'll keep that in mind for the next version.

not sure if I agree or completely understood new taresh's comments but will take those into consideration for sure also

cant really thank you enough for taking the time to review and comment

Sami
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Nice web 2.0 style... nice and easy to read and use...

Small downside it that it relies a bit on trends (like the handwritten text around the logo area). these gimmicks soon get overused.

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