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    about a month ago. I submited a website about "Aureole productions." I felt that a fake company was unnecessary, so I droped aureole. After going through many designs, I found a template that I am happy with.

    The website renders strangely in IE6. I trying to fix it, but I have come across some major problems which I hope to fix. Until then, if you want to know how I wanted to look like, use a browser like Opera or Firefox (maybe IE7).

    I am going to add some content soon, which shouldn't be too long because I do have stuff to fill my profile. I just want the look done first. I am planing to have a form for the "contact me," I am just looking for a good tutorial. for now, its just a mailto: link

    So what do you guys think?

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    well the general layout seems a bit weird and good(i can only view it in IE6 tho at the moment), the big home tab at the top is very out of place.

    maybe it isn't best to comment on the layout until i can see it in FF later ...

    not to keen on the color scheme, seems a bit dull, and the hover color on the nav is a bad choice. doesnn't give the site a nice feel imo. the hover bg color also doesn't extend over the entire width of the nav (in IE6 again, prob workS in FF)

    At the moment the site seems very empty and a bit of a shell. the graphics, type and a bit of the layout need more thought.

    the template at the moment seems fine, just needs touched up a bit

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    You came across some of my major problems :nervous:
    I knew I need to change the navigation completly anyway, I just thought I could get some suggestions here. The problem about choosing the hover color is that each page has a different banner color. So I just choosen a random light color. The pat the says "Example" is mainly a space filler. I thought I need something there, so I thought that any resent work would be shown there.

    I might have to make other changes just because of IE6. I didn't put much content because I expect the navigation to change, and I hate copying and pasting code.

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    I think that probably you should drop the tabs at the top, as karloff touched upon, im also not that fond of the images you've chosen for the images, i think ones more relevant to yourself would be better, the links seem like you've taken another image, possibly that was an entire semicircle and cut it in half; thus leaving an awkward line at the bottom.
    you should bare in mind that as a portfolio site it is exempt from all the usual rules of website design - it should be flashy and show off all of your web design prowess, not conservative as this is.

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    so for a portfolio, I should make it as flashy as possible? good thing I am focusing on the template now before wasting time with content that I am going to erase.

    I have a good idea of what I am going to do. give me a couple of weeks, I have a big project. I have to do alot of experimenting.

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    Well, not exactly "as flashy as possible" but flashy enough to show potential customers what you're able to do,
    best of luck
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    Actually, can i just add to that the following:
    As a prospective client, with no prior knowledge of web design people are more likely to hire a designer that has a website with has an impact on them, not one which is underwhelming and they'll just forget about in no time at all, put yourself in their shoes; before you started making websites would you have gone for one which is pretty and attractive, or one which is quite simple but has valid code? i know that i would have gone with the first one.
    sorry about the rant, just felt i needed to expand on what i'd said before!

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    For your rollover, make them 1 image instead and use the background-position property to display the right one. Here's an article I wrote on the subject

    Pure CSS rollovers without Javascript

    But like the other said ... it's not bad but it's very bland. Spice it up. You're portfolio should stand out like solidgold said. It needs a major "WOW" factor
    [a web design portfolio - Currently NOT AVAILABLE for work | web design | Re-coding | PSD-to-HTML]
    I'm also on: virb - facebook - twitter - flickr - del.icio.us

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    I am middle of the design of my new website, but I think its too static. what would liven up a webpage?
    also, is there a good CMS that I could integrate into my website?


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