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Please give me some feedback on my portfolio!

Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by hannahc228, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. hannahc228

    hannahc228 New Member

    I have created this on Wix, we have to create an online portfolio to start us off in the real world, just wondering if this is ok, it isnt complete but what you think of the logos/colour schemes etc. http://hannahx08.wix.com/hannahjudith

    Thanks!
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    welcome to the forum....

    I would comment but I don't want to scare you away with my comments about your site, so ideally someone else can go first :).

    If you're ok with an open and honest opionion about the site/work etc then I'll comment (sadly there's a fair bit wrong in my opinion) but we've had plenty of people just come here wanting us to say it's good and when we say it's not they kind of leave sadly. We are at the end of the day only trying to help :).
     
  3. hannahc228

    hannahc228 New Member

    Hi yes unfortunately I understand that my site is not up to scratch. As I don't have much time until I need to hand it in for my university assignment I would appreciate if you could tell me what I can do now to improve it and make it a decent standard- should I change the background colour? What other colours to suggest for other elements? And how should I change the layout?

    I am not a front end developer at all and my skills are not in web development but I just need to make something basic but good. Also sticking with Wix as I really am time limited now!

    I would appreciate your help, thanks!!
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Do you 'need' to use wix or can you maybe use something like squarespace, it would look better just using one of their templates. Wix isn't highly regarded round here :)

    I'll bullet point as I see it:
    Background - lose the stripes, it's all about clean designs now plus they make the text hard to read
    The body text font - change to something simpler and maybe a little bigger
    Your branding in the header could be smaller as could the header, it's too deep and takes up too much of the screen.

    Same issues in essence apply to the other pages.


    What exactly is it you're being marked on.
     
  5. hannahc228

    hannahc228 New Member

  6. hannahc228

    hannahc228 New Member

  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    no it's not better... what is it with wanting to have a background image like you've done, it makes your text really hard to read. I'm just not understanding why you're trying to go for this sort of aesthetic to your sites, they don't come across as something a University graduate would be doing (at least to me personally).

    Did you get any direction from your tutors regarding the design etc?

    I did a quick google for a site that's free and has templates that look nice... you will need to change the images and text obviously.
    Weebly, it's pricing and it's themes. I'd suggest using one of the creative ones.

    Google also has google sites which you can get themes for.
     
  8. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Keep it simple.
     

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