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    Freelance to Full-time

    For what it's worth, in any contracts I have with clients I retain copyright unless it is requested otherwise. In which case we'd need to agree on a price for them to purchase the copyright too. Clients pay me for my time and usage rights for the purpose stated in the contract. If they want to...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    For my purposes, simply the recognition is enough, I'll have visual advertisements that will be similarly brash, that's part of the reason it's all in a garish yellow, as long as people can make the connection between the ads and the site, then that's fine. Brand recognition is not something...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    Absolutely spot on about content, that's what is all about at the end of the day. I plan to make the text on the homepage more concise and have the sections link off to different pages for further information, these will ideally become landing pages that I'll point paid ads to. I also have a few...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    I'll look in to it further. That the cached page is empty is expected, as the site relies on JS. I'm not going to argue that's as good as progressive enhancement, but Google has found each page and read the metadata for each page as it is displaying it in the results. That metadata only exists...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    Google is able to render live and see what the browser sees. If Google can see the splash it can also see the rest of the content, it's all there as soon as the splash appears. The last company I worked for produced websites for some high-end hotels and residences sites, the splash was...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    Aye, I'm not great at writing copy. Thanks for bringing it up, I'll need to up my game here. Completely agree with your points about the extra pages for specific frameworks and skills. I think you're right about the categories too. It'll make much more sense to tell people what the project...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    Thanks so much for looking over the site, you've raised very good points, there are clearly some important things missing. The menu tab is much more useful on touch devices, and after you've scrolled. Perhaps I'll fade it in after the page has been scrolled. Agree with you about the map it's...
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    Yes, you are absolutely right. A lot of it is dependent on peoples screen colour and brightness, it looks completely different and garish on iPad compared to my desktop screen. I'll have a play about with colours.
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    That is a concern, I think many people will find it too much. I'm not tied to any particular colour, it's straightforward to change. I was thinking a rich vibrant blue could work and might more palatable. I do like it though. I'd be interested to hear what others think.
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    Thanks so much! Is there anything that you think I could improve, or anything that didn't feel right?
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    Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer Website Review

    I've recently launched my new portfolio site and would like honest reviews of the design, content and copy. I'd really appreciate any advice anyone has to offer. If you could let me know how long the initial page load is too, that'd be great. I'm a bit concerned it could be quite slow...
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