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Design

Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen
14,957 Points

Please have a look - Part2

http://www.tho2.no

That was my first design (ever), which, despite positive feedback + things I could work on, I wasn't too happy with. I thought it was too dark, So I decided to switch it up: Here is my new design: http://imgur.com/fDYgru1 (This is just a basic layout, more will be added)

Is the choice of colors way to strong? Again I'd love some feedback. Like mentioned in the last post, I'm new to this, but it's a lot of fun!

Robert Niemczewski
Robert Niemczewski
4,560 Points

I like it but I think the text's colors needs to be changed, it is hard to read for me at least.

Also, it is funny because we have the same concepts, and same initials - my portfolio : http://t0ms0nsdesign.com.. and even same logo!

Good luck

and for more ideas check this! http://www.onextrapixel.com/2013/01/23/60-clean-and-simple-examples-of-portfolio-design/

Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen
14,957 Points

Hi Robert! Thank you for feedback! :)

I checked out your page and it was quite a few similarities (we can't really help our initials :P ). Your sites looks great though!

But when you say the text-colors needs to be changes - are you referring to the imgur-link or the actual web-page? If you are referring to http://www.tho2.no - What text-color would you suggest? I thought white was the most suitable color considering the lighter blue background. I'm o fcourse open for suggestions :)

2 Answers

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

I don't think that the color match well. You should probably use complementary colors like blue and orange, or colors that are more similar to each other like lighter and darker shades of green. But that's just my onpion.

Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen
14,957 Points

Thanks for the tip! :) I'll definitely play around with that.

Thomas,

You've certainly gone from dark to light! :) Have you tried experimenting with sharper lines? It could be image quality but they seem to be a tad on the blurred side.

The green is cool but I do not think the choice of blue works with your color scheme. Have a look at this site, it's invaluable. https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/

I don't mind the links, personally not a fan of the typography you chose and I don't like the border on the tabs. It's too sharp, but again the blue doesn't fit with the green in my honest opinion.

I like your intro. Have you considered making your highlighted text more unique? Perhaps italicized, a bit bigger, underlined, hell even a different font? You want these things to pop at the users eye.

What are you trying to do with your website? Have you gone through the planning process yet? Looks like you are trying to put emphasis on your work, which is great! Consider adding some images up front, doesn't have to be a slider.

Check this out, http://designshack.net/articles/layouts/10-rock-solid-website-layout-examples/ further reading can bring you to Z and F styled pages.

You are definitely off to a great start with your two versions. Keep up the good work.

Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen
14,957 Points

Jonathan, Thank you for this writeup! So much valuable info and insight. Loved the first link especially. I'll take everything into consideration, before moving on! :)

John Locke
John Locke
15,479 Points

Hi Thomas:

This is pretty good for a first design! A couple things I would try to do: on the opening paragraph, add a space after 'CSS' and 'jQuery'. Also, if you can make all of the photos the same height and width, that will look more uniform. Experiment with different fonts and see which ones you like.

Keep building and learning! You're off to a good start.

Thomas. You're welcome. I'm eager to see your progress! This is great man, keep up the good work. The more you learn the better off you will be. Take it all in steps, make little obstacles for yourself to overcome.