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    Web design portfolio site needs a little inspirational push

    I'm on my third design idea for my new web design portfolio site. For some reason I can't get any inspiration for the main graphic(s) or theme. One design idea had 1950's sci-fi rockets, spaceships, and things like that which is where the logo style originated. But now, as you can see, the "billboard" section is blank. Any suggestions on what to put there or what type of theme to go with?


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    EDIT: Since I can't delete this thread I updated the image to show what I currently have and am open to complete review. All suggestions are welcome.

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    The image is SO large...lol har to get a feel for the design when I have to scroll back and forth to see it. But from what I can tell, it looks great..lol
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    Thanks. Why not just center the picture to fit your resolution? Haha. What resolution are you using? I'm on 1920x1080. And the content all easily fits even down to 1024x768.

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    Well my laptop is 1440x900 and my desktop is 1680x1050 and the image you posted here is still big..lol I'm not talking about the site....there's no link. I'm talking about the image of the site you posted...just to make sure we're on the same page.

    Anyway, like I said, it looks great to me. Not sure you could add much more and keep the same look and fill.
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    Yeah, honestly, I have a 1920×1200 pixel widescreen monitor here but my viewport size is currently (and usually) at/around 1118×859px. Don’t assume that just because you are always browsing in full screen mode, everyone else would, too.
    I’m just saying.

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    looks great man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Yeah, honestly, I have a 1920×1200 pixel widescreen monitor here but my viewport size is currently (and usually) at/around 1118×859px. Don’t assume that just because you are always browsing in full screen mode, everyone else would, too.
    I’m just saying.
    Oh I didn't at all. I just thought I would post the full size so everyone could see what it would look like in their size browser. I didn't think scrolling a little bit would hurt anyone. I'm not using fullscreen mode either.

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    well I'm on 1024 x 768 and from the left, I can only see as far right as the word mor. (without the e). If I scroll fully right the other half of your page just fits that screen view.

    anyhoo, it seems quite good. the only thing that stands out for me as possibly worthy of improvement, is the pixelation of the 'header curves' - left of and just below LATEST DESIGNS, for example.
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    The main content text, and that brown gradient is a bit much.

    The rounded corners and curves and strokes are harsh too - antialiasing failed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evo View Post
    The main content text, and that brown gradient is a bit much.

    The rounded corners and curves and strokes are harsh too - antialiasing failed?
    The corners that you and the post above you mentioned aren't errors that's just from my temporary Photoshop job. I was just playing around with it but by the time I decided to keep it I didn't want to go back and clean it up yet.

    EDIT: I reduced the pic in the OP and and here are the latest 2 versions I'm working on (brushed metal design or cleaner design?):

    Last edited by cineweekly.com; 03-28-2011 at 09:58 PM.

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    I like the texture better than without. Gives the page a little more depth and feeling. Again, I really like the layout and colors. I think it looks really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    I like the texture better than without. Gives the page a little more depth and feeling. Again, I really like the layout and colors. I think it looks really good.

    Reduced older pic sizes.


    I combined the best features of the two and ended up with this. I think it may be my final design. What does everyone think? Does it look too childish? Does it look like I used generic Photoshop effects? Keep in mind it's for my web design business, I need clients to take me seriously since web design is costly. All criticism welcome.


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    How about these business card designs? The grey is negative space to give an idea of the rounded corners when working in PS. I updated my title to: "Multimedia / Web Designer * Creative Director". All critique welcome. Might be ordering them tonight.




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    http://www.cineweekly.com/non/frankdixon

    Read about the 'methods' its very interesting.

    But yeah I really like the wooden border design, but round it out more.
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