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Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by jHouse, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Hey guys,

    Haven't been on here for a while - how is everyone!?

    Let me know what you think to my updated portfolio pieces at jHouse Design // Portfolio of Jack Bingham :clap:

    The site is a bought wordpress theme so let me know what you think to the individual work pieces!

  2. sthomas

    sthomas Member

    I think the work in your folio is really good - great attention to detail and good use of type.

    The only thing I feel the site would benefit from is some background info about the work - I wasn't sure if the work for Spotify was concept stuff or not.

    I'm also not keen on the WP theme that you've chosen to display the portfolio items - I would have liked to have seen a much larger pop-up image that displays the entire web grab / UI interface.
  3. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Thanks for your comments Designmatic.

    On this page Spotify | jHouse Design // Portfolio of Jack Bingham it does say its concept ?

    The WP theme isnt to blame for the portfolio items - the display image can be set by me! Some of the UI is partial and isn't a complete UI - usually to show a part of a UX mechanic etc..

    It does annoy me though how if you go to Portfolio > Click thumbnail - it opens in Lightview, rather than going to the page itself (you have to click the text beneath the image) - I guess thats why you didn't see the background text for each portfolio piece?

  4. DesignersParadise

    DesignersParadise Junior Member

    Again i am impressed with the designers on this forum, i am a member on other forums like WDF and the designers on here seam to be very good designers.

    Thumbs up on the portfolio section of your site:)
  5. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    @designersparadise - thanks mate! :D
  6. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    I like the simplicity of it and in that sense it does the job. I would like to see more images of projects and a little information about it also. As a prospective client - it would be nice to know a little background to the work
  7. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    @Chris Lord - I've had people tell me that. It turned out they hadn't clicked through to the work - just clicked the thumbnails so the lightbox pops up. This might not be the case - but if you click the title of the project it should take you to the project description.. ie: System Manager | jHouse Design // Portfolio of Jack Bingham
  8. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    Ah I see! Can you change it so when you click on the image it takes you to those pages? Much more effective than showing the images larger.

    Do you have the abilities to add another page? (an about page) If this is a website for your freelance work, then I think it's beneficial to have some information about yourself
  9. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    @Chris Lord - I'm working on changing the links now. There is some About Me in the RHC of Contact.
  10. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    Sweet! Keep us updated when it's finished!
  11. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Gonna have to get my developer friend to help me out here - its way over my head! :D

    Thanks for the feedback though - it appears to be a bigger UX problem than I thought. Looks like no ones been clicking through at all! :(
  12. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Welcome back Jack :)
    Portfolio is looking very nice, looks like you're moving into UI design more than anything else now? Where's your previous portfolio work? Decided to cut it back to the latest/strongest work, or?
  13. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Hey Greg -

    Yeah I've had a sudden interest in UI and UX design - especially for Android. As I change and learn my old portfolio work seems less impressive to me and also less relevant so I tend not to include it as much!

    The bread and butter work I do I never really tend to show anymore.
  14. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Fair enough, thought that might be the reasoning, and looking like a good growth market to be getting involved in, especially if you can hook up with some decent app developers :)
  15. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    Yeah and best place to find them seems to be Twitter.....and then you realise that you're the smallest tiniest little fish in the sea! Which is good!
  16. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    that's not obvious as there's nothing to say the title is a link
  17. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

  18. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    Nice! My only observation now would be to slow the speed the images change in the portfolio section. Saying that, it seems that some of the image sequences are to demonstrate interface usage so keeping them at the speed they are now works. But for other things like your print work, I'd slow that down and give people a little more time to view them.
  19. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    @Chris Lord - Funny thats EXACTLY whats on my mind. Its the last thing that I want to sort out - but not sure if I can...

    Its a bit annoying, but once they load the slideshow is OK.
  20. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    If it's stuck at that speed, the only thing I would recommend then is to have a 'click through' instead of an automated slideshow?!

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