Portfolio 2013: Closer Look

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  1. Falko Joseph Falko Joseph

    Changed some things here & there

    - Unslider by Visiual Idiot
    - Added a working CSS3 music equalizer inspired by Chris Mounsey's equalizer

    Check out the attachment for the real pixels.

    10 months ago

  2. Andrew-David Jahchan Andrew-David Jahchan

    Nice work!
    I especially like the simple data you're showing under the slider :)

    10 months ago

  3. Jimmy Liu Jimmy Liu

    Just noticed the mention of BlazeByte and Code San on your site. The old days of the PSP? :)

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    10 months ago

  4. Falko Joseph Falko Joseph

    @Jimmy Liu Haha, yeah :) well the site is back online though!

    10 months ago

  5. Sophie Clark Sophie Clark

    The moment I close this, I've forgotten who's site this was and what you're all about. All folio's look the same and even corporate sites are done this way. You've done it nicely I mean everything is pixel perfect and such, (although please center your twitter button!) but it's such a shame that web designers nowadays just keep doing the same over and over and worse, use the exact same formula for different types of projects.

    I know I know, it's hell to design something personal, and ofcourse a portfolio (site) should be basic so your work stands out, but honestly, it's not even doing that! My eyes just went straight to the data of "interesting facts" underneath your showcase area..

    Portfolio's seem to have become portals where the person who's portal it is can share random and "fun" facts about themselves and devote a 600 pixel high header saying what they are, instead of just showing the viewer..

    I'm not having a go at you Falko, because I love your work and wouldn't be following you otherwise, but I guess that with some people, like with you, I'm disappointed to see such a generic design to showcase their work and I just think "Oh no, not you too".

    Call me old fashioned. But when did portfolio's become more about the person, than about the work?

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    10 months ago

  6. Falko Joseph Falko Joseph

    @Suzie Creamcheese I wouldn't say that all portfolios look the same, but rather that they follow the same design principles. Just as in other creative branches there is nothing wrong with consistency in web design. If a certain design technique/trend has proven itself to work, why is it a shame to build upon it?

    I'm not jumping on the 'generic design' bandwagon as you kind of stated, I've deliberately chosen for this way of design because I like it and it suits the rest of my work, that's the most important to me.

    The main reason why I'm giving it a personal touch is because I'm not a company or design agency, and I won't pretend to be so. Through the "fun facts" I try to convey that message in a light-hearted way rather than a regular biography.

    But yeah, I should make my work stand out more, I totally agree. I'm working on it at the moment.

    I hope I answered most of your questions, thanks for the constructive comment, much appreciated! :)

    10 months ago

  7. Eric Puigmarti Eric Puigmarti

    Look great! It would be nice to see a little more colour possible in the hero section. Instead of the #f3f3f3 you're using why not try that great great to accent the page? The data section is neat too displaying what you're listening to and projects. I've been thinking of adding something similar. How are you building that part to change dynamically?

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    10 months ago

  8. Falko Joseph Falko Joseph

    @Eric Puigmarti Thanks! Yeah, I'm looking to add some contrast :)

    The 'music widget' displays the song I'm listening to on iTunes. I'm using the Last.fm scrobbler and it's API to dynamically change it.

    The number of 'running projects' is calculated by counting the 'project post types' tagged with 'work in progress' (I'm using WordPress).

    10 months ago

  9. Andy Jones Andy Jones

    Really nice reminds me of @Kerem Suer portfolio. Which isn't a bad thing by the way!

    10 months ago

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