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    Hey im a Web Developer and specialize in Grahpic's Design i also have a large interest in coding. Recently iv been giving my own personal Blog site a little makeover i wanted something simple but stylish and not over the top. Altho the site isn't fully finished tell me what you think so far:

    http://www.martyncoleman.com

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    the design itself is pretty interesting in a way, but there are loads of flaws to it - for example:
    when i clicked the 'magic' link the whole thing went crazy.
    theres nothing in the gallery section
    the slideshow thing on the homepage only has one image, yet has a play again link.
    the portfolio link goes to a flash site - theres no consistancy
    the graph in your web development section confused me a little - by saying that you're 100% good at html, are you saying that there is nothing that you could possibly learn? do you know everything there is to know about html? the coding of your site itself would probably argue against that.
    also, what is the aim and direction of this site? it seems kinda scattered to me, is it music? is it magic? is it a web design portfolio? i just dont get it, is it a personal site kind of a thing? in my experience they aren't very successful.

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    If you had read this part of my description:
    "Altho the site isn't fully finished"

    I think you would understand that the site may be a bit scatterd around because its not finished.

    Also i stated in the description:
    "Recently iv been giving my own personal Blog site "

    So theres what the sites main aim is its a PERSONAL BLOG just incase you missed it the second time round

    Anyways i respect your opinion and will take it on board, BUT in future READ before commenting a lil tip there for ya


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    yeah, dont get shirty, you asked for my opinion and i gave it - after reading your post. i see that you've made some changes and now its a little more obvious.

    can i ask you honestly, do you actually get any visitors?

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    Certainly looks like a blog to me....

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    If you are marketing yourself as a designer, why in the world are your pages called Untitled-1?

    Use h1 or h2 for your headings. You shouldn't use images to replace text unless you are using a non standard font, which you aren't.

    Change the "About Us" nav link to "About" since it is just you at present.

    When you aren't working on a project, replace the "Current Projects" section with a "Featured Projects" and showcase your best work.

    Do a serious spelling and grammar check.

    Don't feature your logo in the "Artwork taken from Tutorials" section.

    Use text for the links across the bottom, and link them.

    Use consistant typefaces.

    Look into using pure CSS/xHTML for your site layout, rather than tables.

    Visually, it is alright, but could use a lot of work. Good Luck.
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    One thing I noticed is that all your pages share the same layout, accept the magic page. I'd fix that page, because it doesn't have a main navigation bar or anything. Keep a consistent layout so that it can be more user friendly.

    Also, if your trying to show off skills in web design, I wouldn't have such a busy, dark home page. Whitespace, and basic clean looks are what the modern web design style is. If your looking for clients, make it look more professional.

    Last thing, your site took a very long time to load. Use less image links, and just stick with stylized text navigation for the most part, as some people already mentioned.

    I'm not saying ur site is horrible, it's very nice, but a little crit always helps, right?

    I think the poster above me gave some very good advice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -chris-
    If you are marketing yourself as a designer, why in the world are your pages called Untitled-1?

    Use h1 or h2 for your headings. You shouldn't use images to replace text unless you are using a non standard font, which you aren't.

    Change the "About Us" nav link to "About" since it is just you at present.

    When you aren't working on a project, replace the "Current Projects" section with a "Featured Projects" and showcase your best work.

    Do a serious spelling and grammar check.

    Don't feature your logo in the "Artwork taken from Tutorials" section.

    Use text for the links across the bottom, and link them.

    Use consistant typefaces.

    Look into using pure CSS/xHTML for your site layout, rather than tables.

    Visually, it is alright, but could use a lot of work. Good Luck.
    To my knowledge on MartynColeman.com my pages are not called "Untitled_1"
    Use H1 and H2 non of my normal text are images (Only in my Nav)
    Also an "About Us" link ? I can't see one its called "Bio"
    Text Links across the bottom of the page "They are there Google text links"
    CSS is used on my site, and so PHP

    Apart from what i stated above, thanks for your opinion

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    Sorry, I was going by the first link given: Slicker Designs.
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    css may be used, but the tables are way out, they're ment for tabular data, not for styling a website, a much better (and easier) way would be to use divisions


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