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First Thread; My Portfolio

Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by polorix, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. polorix

    polorix Junior Member

    Hello everyone out there in designforums land!

    Just found this place and decided to post my portfolio.

    Most definitely not current and does not showcase and web based stuff ( clients mess everything up )

    A friend convinced me to make another version and put all my new stuff on, you guys might be the first to see it if i end up following through. =]
  2. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    Some mouth watering images there, I really like it!
  3. berry

    berry Active Member

    welcome to DF, some interesting stuff.
  4. Thad

    Thad Junior Member

    I like both of them. The second one looks very polished and tidy, but the first one shows a lot of creativity. I'd use the first one, it's very interesting.

    Keep up the good work!
  5. polorix

    polorix Junior Member

    eh? What other design are you looking at?
  6. Thad

    Thad Junior Member

    I was looking at the wrong thread, my bad. I like your work as well, though. :p
  7. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    Hay buddy just a few points ~
    I would check out on my thread on accessible web coding especially point 1 regarding links and the title attribute.

    I personally think the actual image pages could be greatly enhanced if you turned them into an actual page, and wrote about the inspiration behind it what the client wanted that sort of thing, around 250 words for each.

    I personally don't like the logo, I think it is too hard to read and the surrounding background colours make it even harder to read.

    You should add a tag line of no more than 8 words to clarify what your site does.

    Your title element is currently quite useless, change it to
    Polorix - Graphic designer in......

    Fill in where you live/your nearest city, as it will help you to rank better in the search engines.

    Not sure what is going on in the top right, cant read it try making it bigger.

    You have no h1 again good for SEO,mmmmmm TBH I would change the logo, and add a tag line similar to this ~
    Graphic designer based in ......

    And put that in a h1 tag with the ALT attribute saying the same thing.

    All your images could be reduced by moving the border attributes, height and width to CSS.

    So for example ~

    Is the same as witting ~
    border="0" on the img tag, the only noticeable difference is you only write it once rather than on every other image.

    Then you height and width can go like this ~
    <img src="" alt="Don't Stop the Bass" class="work" />


    Then just give that class to all your portfolio images and again simplified code.
    Use the same technique for the other images.

    Not sure why you have linked the image cutlery in to the top image, TBH, maybe think about getting rid of it, or labelling it better as it currently makes no sense.

    Hope it has helped.


    Purple ~ XHTML
    Green ~ CSS
  8. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi Chris,

    Some cool work on there, really like some of the t-shirt designs!

    Sounds good, I look forward to seeing it if/when it happens :)
  9. polorix

    polorix Junior Member

    Thanks guys. I am way more efficient at xhtml and css right now and I apologize but that current version of the site in no way reflects my actual skill or ability in those areas.

    That is why I'm going to be making a new version, possibly Wordpress based so I can more effiecently add tutorials and what not. Buutt...Personally...EVERYONE is doing that..I need to become unique in someway as to not follow any of the major trends, It's hard, but I'm sure I can do it.

    I'm taking this as a challenge so expect me to keep you guys updated along the way =]

    Oh yeah. I'm not using this website to sell my services at all since I am already employed as a graphic artist and web designer.
  10. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    Hay buddy,
    I didn't check this this morning, but create a plain file and name it .htaccess and place this code in it ~

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^ [nc]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

    What this will do is redirect your non www. and www. versions to the non www. version.
    This in the search engines eyes makes the site 1 site, other wise it is classed as 2 and you will be penalized as a result.

    Upload that file to your root directory and that will sort it out.
    Hope it helps.

  11. polorix

    polorix Junior Member

    Hey, Thanks man!
  12. polorix

    polorix Junior Member

    Well..first, this didn't work bra. I think it's because of the second / in line 2 after .net

    Then, when I took it out and saved it, I just get the looping error again. Whats the proper way of doing it? Since you give this advice to almost everyone, I hope it was just incorrect for me.
  13. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    Yeah my fault, sorry been off my game today, change it to ~
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^polorix\.net [nc]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

    No trailing slash on line 2, nor at the end of the domain name on line 3. and escape the dot on line 2.

    Sorry my fault. If you are still having problems, let me know.
    It would do as the redirect is in place.

    Meeeeeeeeeow, you go sharpen those claws. :D
    No everyone today, lol, sods law.
    My apologises.

  14. polorix

    polorix Junior Member

    Thanks, works now. ^_^
  15. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    I get fed up of witting it TBH, so wrote it once and then copied and pasted. :lol:
    Yeah.......errrrr......mmmmm cant see how I got it wrong on so many posts TBH, lol.

    Glad it is sorted anyhoo, I think I've corrected them all now, I was just getting to you actually as I noticed about 5mins ago. :D

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