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My New Portfolio Site

Discussion in 'Websites' started by !Unreal, Jan 17, 2010.

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    I'm trying to become a freelance web developer and I've been working on this site over the past couple of days.
    SEMrush
    What do you think?

    http://www.imben.co.uk/
     
    !Unreal, Jan 17, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. nashekrashe

    nashekrashe Peon

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    #2
    clean and simple. I personally don't like inner site links opening in a new window.
     
    nashekrashe, Jan 17, 2010 IP
  3. !Unreal

    !Unreal Well-Known Member

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    Which links? The ones on the portfolio page? I thought they would be better to open in new windows as they are sort of different to the rest of the site.
     
    !Unreal, Jan 17, 2010 IP
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    bundalt Peon

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    #4
    Look simple but maybe better put some additional information.
     
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  5. IraWeissman

    IraWeissman Greenhorn

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    #5
    I wanted to take a look, but the link is dead.
     
    IraWeissman, Jan 17, 2010 IP
  6. !Unreal

    !Unreal Well-Known Member

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    I've updated it quite a bit now. What do you think?

    Sorry, server troubles.
     
    !Unreal, Jan 17, 2010 IP
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    jaguarsdesign Peon

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    The only thing that kinda bothered me is loading time regarding the big background. But visually its good.
     
    jaguarsdesign, Jan 17, 2010 IP
  8. !Unreal

    !Unreal Well-Known Member

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    I've compressed it quite a bit. Its now about 300kb, it was around 700.
     
    !Unreal, Jan 17, 2010 IP
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    Petro_ Well-Known Member

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    #9
    your site is good but sites in portfolio looks not very good
     
    Petro_, Jan 17, 2010 IP
  10. IraWeissman

    IraWeissman Greenhorn

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    #10
    now it worked :)

    Looks good and functions well.
     
    IraWeissman, Jan 17, 2010 IP
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    thestrangefruit Active Member

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    Simple, professional, clean. 10/10.

    However, I have a single question. do you have rights to use the picture thats in the background?
     
    thestrangefruit, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    johagulo Peon

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    #12
    The site looks quite good
     
    johagulo, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    simon1985 Guest

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    #13
    Look Good and well link maintained. But you should change the picture that set in the background!!
     
    simon1985, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    #14
    so simple
    need more colours
    best wishes
     
    saherboy, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    #15
    very simple and clean
    nice work
     
    manu_deep, Jan 18, 2010 IP
  16. HowardG

    HowardG Peon

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    #16
    Hi Ben,

    Nice looking site.

    I think however that it needs to be less about you and more about what you can do for your customers. Prospects need to know "what's in it for me."

    Don't do yourself down, tell what you do, not what you hope to do.

    You have done very well with the sit design it all comes down to tweek, tweek and tweek again.

    All the best.
     
    HowardG, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    cyruskafaiwu Peon

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    #17
    The layout is nice and clean. And site is easy to navigate. Also, the background where was it taken?
     
    cyruskafaiwu, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    #18
    The white background the text is on, is maybe just a little bit too transparent, as the background is somewhat distracting when you try and read the text.
     
    dawack, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    When I first loaded the site I looked at it for a few seconds before closing and coming back to here, at that point I was thinking "it feels a bit like a domain parking page I can imagine a shtload of ads all over here", then read some comments and see there was a background, so go back and let it load, it looks a lot better with that but if you could try and make the bg load faster that would be great but I know that's not always possible.

    Without the background, to me at least, it does feel like a domain parking page. I'm just trying to be honest (I would expect the same from people reviewing my site(s) but you can tell some people are just trying to get their post count up).

    S
     
    Scoty, Jan 18, 2010 IP
  20. mikesachi

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    #20
    nice website..... fantastic background.. but it takes more time to load ....
     
    mikesachi, Jan 19, 2010 IP