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New Folio Site by inspiredMark New Folio Site by inspiredMark
Tried to keep this design simple and work on the details/typography.

Not much more I can say really. You all know what a folio site is and what it should achieve :)

Ideas/suggestions most welcome.

Many thanks for viewing.
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:icontheryanford:
This is very clean work you've done, here, but I have a few comments to make:

- I don't understand the obsession a lot of designers have with the block-width theme. Namely, you've got our primary navigation pushed to the right-hand side in order to try to keep both the left and right sides of the layout "clean," but this goes contrary to the way the human eye works. Yes it might be prettier to keep both sides of the layout as solid and block-like as possible, but the human eye likes jagged eye paths because that helps the eye distinguish one section from another. This is better for casual viewing. It's like a helping hand...for your eye. So my suggestion is to move your nav back over to the left, closer to your logo.

- The layout overall is tidy, but it feels dull and lifeless. I don't think it's necessarily a lack of content that's to blame, though. This layout is just too monochrome and doesn't have enough elements that "pop." The introduction of the orange color is a great start, but you're using it in such uninteresting areas that it's not actually popping against the gray-blue.

I guess generally you need more contrasting colors. Not a ton, mind you, but enough to make this layout interesting for the human eye.
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tonyluffy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
so nice! good job
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:iconskshad:
skShaD Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Simple, stylish and beautiful!

I love this minimalistic style)
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:iconlipdesignz:
Lipdesignz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Interface Designer
cool design!
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rameexgfx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Interface Designer
very nice...
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconrameexgfx:
rameexgfx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Interface Designer
your welcome...
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creative-box Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
great :)
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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creative-box Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional
you are welcome :)
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bigdiZZay Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
hey just out of curosity.. when you make your templates what size do you make it?
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
This one is 960px wide :)
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dainix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hello, I featured your amazing design in 60 Trendy Web Design Interfaces Created In October 1stwebdesigner website!

Let me know if you don't like to be featured or have any problems with it! Thank you! :)
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Hey thanks dainix! Twice in one month. I must be doing something right :)

Cheers!
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dainix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
definitely! keep on! :)
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BioSss Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Its pretty cool, i like your avatar, that is the same logo for this design, thats looks cool on the design.

Could you please tell me were did you got on the bottom the right side the nice DC and dA logos, how did you made them, to make them look like it. ?
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Thank you :)

I added a colour overlay to the layer (layer style) and then reduced the opacity.
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:iconbiosss:
BioSss Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
O, thanks man, that helps me a lot. ;)
:+fav:
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dustinstreeck Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
good work. i like the colors :-)
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Thanks man :)
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ill23 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
i like it!
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Thank you :)
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:icondodokiller:
Dodokiller Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Great texture, great colours ! :+favlove:
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Thank you! :)
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detruk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hi man,
Just some little remarks to be constuctive and help you in your design process:

What I like :
- Color Scheme
- Serif-font
- Top menu baseline for each category, well spaced and positioned.
- "Couture" style element (dotted line)
- Good use of space
- I like your logo :)
- The minimalist style

What I dislike :
- The selected category of the top-menu ("Home" in this case) is less visible than the other categories. Maybe I would invert the colors and put a white color(more contrasted) on the selected category.?
- The "slash" of the main title "/Hello" who isn't aligned with the left column
- The font of the Introduction text (maybe too large for me). I have the same disturbing feeling for the descriptive text on the 3 square boxes > Maybe decrease the font-size?
- The white space a the right / bottom-right of the copyright text.
- All the white space at the bottom of the "footer" section.

Globaly I like this webdesign for the simplicity and the color scheme but maybe you could improve the typography and the use of white space ?

Good work man, really.

Hope it would be helpful !

ps : sorry for my bad english-level, I'm french
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Your English is excellent!

Thank you so much for taking the time to give a very descriptive comment. It was great to read what you both like and dislike.

Thank you so much :)
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Dodokiller Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
- The font of the Introduction text (maybe too large for me). I have the same disturbing feeling for the descriptive text on the 3 square boxes > Maybe decrease the font-size?
- The white space a the right / bottom-right of the copyright text.
- All the white space at the bottom of the "footer" section.


==> I think it's just a matter of screen resolution. In 1920 * 1080, this looks absolutely cool, but I think you're right for lower resolutions, titles must look really huge.

- The "slash" of the main title "/Hello" who isn't aligned with the left column

==> I don't agree with that one, it gives something special to this title, which makes our look spot it faster than other elements.

- The selected category of the top-menu ("Home" in this case) is less visible than the other categories. Maybe I would invert the colors and put a white color(more contrasted) on the selected category.?

==> This one is matter of habit, and for my own it's more logical to see what's on at the moment greyed because you won't click it anymore, and to attract the look on the possibilities you have.

PS : sorry for my bad english, I'm french too :x
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Your English is perfect too!

Many thanks for picking up on what detruk said. I can see both sides now which helps a lot.

Many thanks :)
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Designine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
100% Agree with him... his comment is my comment ;)
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Cool! Many thanks :)
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:icondeadlinesdesign:
deadlinesdesign Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I really like the colors and the Typo but everything on the page has a bit too much grain :) Keep it up!
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:iconinspiredmark:
inspiredMark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Many thanks for the comments :)
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