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Portfolio , can i have feedback please [updated 05/10/2004]

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could i please have feedback on my online portfolio which can be found HERE then going to the PORTFOLIO section any replys would be great thanks in advance, hope i get as much feedback as i did for my CV/Resume UPDATED 05/10/2004 [Edited by - CrysAk on October 5, 2004 2:04:49 AM]

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Layout-wise the web page is a disaster. I clicked Portfolio and still couldn't figure out what to click. A possible employer isn't going to try to figure out where your stuff is.

Make it simple!

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- dark grey buttons on a black background. *NO*

Don't assume everyone has the same monitor, the same gamma, the same brightness/contrast settings, the same room lighting etc as you do!! - an employer will likely be viewing your site in daylight environments, they won't see your buttons.

Having a penchant for black isn't an excuse for poor web design - study successful sites, their readable and clickable stuff always has reasonable contrast.

The AP is right and clearly didn't find your dark grey buttons. I only came across them by chance when I noticed the cursor change when I moved the pointer down the page.


- dead buttons aren't fun. If the content behind a button isn't ready yet, hide the button or make it clear it doesn't work.


- separate your portfolio from your personal site. You can give an employer both links, but a blog, information about your music tastes etc doesn't belong there.


- remember what I said about your CV? - it's a 30 second advert, the same goes for your web portfolio. The first thing the busy recruiter sees needs to be clear and concise.

In my opinion, for the front page of your portfolio:

1) the menu/buttons should be very clear.

2) the news/blog should go. It belongs on your personal site.

3) put your real name somewhere on the page, somewhere clear.

4) all the information and links to your levels/resume is all scrunched up - it feels really cramped and horrible.

5) layout, layout, layout. Find other websites with online portfolios to get ideas, you'll even find a number of artists and designers currently working in the games industry with theirs online. See what does and doesn't work - yours currently doesn't (sorry).

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Yikes, I hope you're kidding. Um, no.

It may be artistic to you, but not very professional at all. It looks like someone's
personal homepage or a game fansite.

And I didn't even get to your portfolio. I would stop right there.

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And you're not gonna win anybody over using profanity on your website.
Profanity is a sign of immaturity, weakness, lack of self-control.
Why should anyone continue to the portfolio? The site is totally negative in appearance.
That's just my true first impression, take it or leave it.

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well that was a disaster lol, and yea that was my old personal website, but im upping my old portfolio , hope that 1s better, imo it was/is , dunno why i decided to change the layout and stuff, stupid really

link updated (currently uploading @ 08:05am GMT 05/10/2003 (dd/mm/yyyy for those in teh US) so if your looking at this a few mins after this post it might not all be there,

thanks every1 for your feedback and keep it coming :)

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On the files page in "(if your a US citizen)," "your" should be "you're."

Try completing (or getting rid of) any incomplete sentences.

Change the titles on each page from "Untitled Document" to your name followed by a title representing the page.

Currently, there are no links back to the introduction.

Take time to write about yourself and less about the portfolio on the introduction page. Your portfolio is supposed to represent you.

By the way, you have some great looking work.

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thanks for the input :) will get round to doing that in teh near future :), about teh work, thanks again, although thats old stuff now, ive improved (well i think) a bit from then :P , also all of those maps are just about finished / updated too :) , just put up that to show what its gonna look like (layout wise)

keep the feedback cumin :)

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Yeah, the work looks awesome, but the site itself still needs some work.

For the "recreation" levels that were cancelled, maybe call them "draft versions" instead and put a lot less blurb.

Make the font color white if you're using a black bg, or very light grey.

Tone down the use of italics, and possibly look at a different font from times new roman.. Lucida Console looks good, or good ol Verdana.

Unless you're applying for a Green card (US Work permit), don't bother with the stuff about your school being UK standards - even though it's available internationally, I'd target UK game companies if the UK is where you can work.

Oh yeah, take out your handle (CrysAk) unless you have a really famous MOD with your handle in the credits, it's not professional.



Getting there though - keep at it! :)

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