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midtone redesing BETA II by DDrDark midtone redesing BETA II by DDrDark
I'm still playing with my portfolio design. This is a more space free mockup, more simple and maybe even more nice!. What do you think?
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Critique by conjecture Apr 10, 2009, 2:10:31 PM
I'm going to start with my personal opinon and say that when I first saw this I was thoroughly impressed with what I can see.

It would be nice to see what the other pages would look like just to get a feel of how the written content would look but thats just a small thing to make writing this easier.

The use of the images getting smaller gradually is pretty neat and adds to the originality of the design. With this is mind, having the first images overlappying and the next three not definitely takes away from the feel it gives and makes it seem as if you lost track of what you were doing half way through.

The icons used for the navigation look very nice, but I would say the middle two (the heart and the person) are a bit difficult to decypher what they are for. Perhaps a very faint text description could be where the tooltips appear meaning you wouldn't have to hover over them to find out. This could solve your problem, or including a second, text-based navigation above the text could be used.

On looking at it again in more depth, my conclusion about including the written content could be seen as invalid as there is text already on there. My apologies for not realising this, however I was under the impression that it was text meant for 'terms and conditions/copyright' and the like! This is a major flaw in the design. It could easily be solved by increasing the font size. Even for me, someone with no visual impairments, it was not obvious that this text was for actual content rather than what I thought it was for before.

More apologies for how this was written, I do tend to ramble/mix my points up, but I do hope I've helped you.
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This design is so.. so.. amazing. The simpleness is awensome. The way u used the lenses is very good. Im also in love with the menu. The background is plain but in my opinion thats just good! :)
Good work on the Portfolio text.

Making a unique menu is pretty hard these days. Almost everything has been done. Though ive never seen a menu like this. The simple icons realy stand out but also dont stand out to much. The blue highlighted mouseover looks good. I like the way the page name is shown.

Overal you did a very good job :) def. a design ill add to my favorites! :)
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:iconjohnniekim:
johnniekim Featured By Owner 6 days ago
It looks awesome.... Thank you for sharing...
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:iconmodernelements:
ModernElements Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! most certainly has inspired me to redesign I site I was doing. Was looking for something professional, but not your basic white background. Love this and the simplicity. One question though, do you have a slight grain effect on the background? or is it just a solid gradient and my eyes are just messing with me, hahah.
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:iconmagneticlab:
magneticlab Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very nice.keep to the good work!
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:iconlarzon83:
larzon83 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Interface Designer
very very very very nice! :D
what are the fonts you are usin ("main"-portfolio & lorem ipsum)?
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:iconallan-c-davis:
Allan-C-Davis Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
This is so beautiful! It's just crazy how awesome this looks while still being highly usable!
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Akarui-Japan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Interface Designer
...

Just seeing this for the first time now. While it looks GREAT. LOVE IT!...

Wtf...

Has alot of similar elements to the redesign I finished about a week ago. Great minds think alike I guess. Oh well. Only a few similar elements, nothing big.

Great work though.
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:iconconjecture:
conjecture Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
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:icontimsilva:
timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I love it! :+fav:
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:icondoabeats:
doabeats Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
very nice
i like it a lot
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:iconnokadota:
Nokadota Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Like I was saying on Twitter, this is a nice look man. I look forward to seeing it in action.
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:iconefingo:
efingo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah this is so sexy!!!
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:icondy3201:
dy3201 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
very nice~^^
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Benjigarner Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice man :love:
This is better than the first one, but when it's not an icon, isn't it better with a border ?
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:iconjr007:
JR007 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
very slick...makes me :drool:
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:iconexqir:
exqir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I love it, like all of your work :+fav:
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:iconcespur:
Cespur Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Oeeeh, that stuff is nice!
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:iconworc:
worC Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's very simple and clean looking, and I love simple/minimalist things. ;) Nah seriously, your layout looks really smooth. :thumbsup:
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DDrDark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Interface Designer
The, In my opinion this mock is more simpler and also more nicer than the previous one :)

Thanks a lot!
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AriannaRedaelli Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I think this is gorgeous :wtf::clap::+fav:
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eXoHeartbeat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I adore this! So simple and so sexy!

If do do not use this may I buy this?

:+fav:
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:iconddrdark:
DDrDark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Interface Designer
hahaha, I'm pretty sure I'll use it. But if for whatever reason I don't, I'll give it to you for me ;)
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eXoHeartbeat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Oh okay :D Do you do commissions? I really need a portfolio but I suck at portfolio designs! I just can't get them clean and unique at the same time! :giggle:
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eXoHeartbeat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Sorry, I was meant to say "If you do not" instead of "If do do not"
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:iconpaulnld:
PaulNLD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:+fav: and left a critique for you :)
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:iconddrdark:
DDrDark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Interface Designer
Thanks a lot man :)
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:iconpaulnld:
PaulNLD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:) I love doing those critiques!
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:iconddrdark:
DDrDark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Interface Designer
I don't get it... I saw your critique but It isn't showed in the mockup page...
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:iconpaulnld:
PaulNLD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah it takes a while :) Dont worry!
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PaulNLD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It takes too long now i gues...
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DDrDark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Interface Designer
yes....... I guess it was my fault. I saw your critique in my messages and I clicked in the "X" button to close it because I thought that it wasn't necessary to click "FAIR" to show it in the main page (yea, I really apologize for this :( )
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PaulNLD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
lol bitch haha. Wait ill delete my old one and post a new one :D
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visualizer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
This is also very nice. I like the first version more because I feel the background frame that you put there gives a little more structure overall to the design. This way is a little more freeform, and organic feeling however. The color scheme is still nicely done, and easy on the eyes. Keeps the user focused on the content.
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DDrDark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Interface Designer
Well, you're absolutely right!. That were my thoughts, I liked the first version too but it was too perfect and limited in how I can show my works. I have to think that there isn't just icon work (sometimes I do smaller icons... 32px or 48px), I do user interface, and whatever other goodies that I want to make.

So with this design/layout, I will be able to show all the details of my 512px icons, and at the same time it will be much more space-efficient. I can move dynamically the left/right arrows and also the page navigation and the description above to fit the size of the current project

thanks for your comment :)
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QuickDesign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
very nice.
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alexnbc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Very good...keep it up ;)
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