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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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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.
magneticlab Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very nice.keep to the good work!
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)?
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!
Akarui-Japan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Interface Designer

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


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.
conjecture Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I love it! :+fav:
doabeats Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
very nice
i like it a lot
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.
efingo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah this is so sexy!!!
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