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    I kept my portfolio as minimalistic as possible and mainly focusing on the items itself. Let me know what you think

    Gallery | Ricardo Muniz Crespo - Web Designer & Front-End Developer

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    I think it is simple overall but it works. The font is hard to read in Google Chrome and the gallery seems to load slowly for me. I looked at it in IE and the gallery doesn't show/load at all. I am envious of your responsiveness, I spent all last week trying to wrap my head around responsive design, anyways yours looks great on all devices, nice job!

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    It's the "Bariol" font that does not display properly in Chrome.
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    It looks nice and minimalist, but it also doesn't look like you've really done anything. I saw four different business cards for "John Doe" and a fifth for "John Smith". That means half of your "portfolio" looks decidedly fake. Your lone web design doesn't show it in action, and the lone business card that isn't a fake doesn't sound like it was designed by you (you just redid it in Photoshop.)

    WZ has a really good rule for portfolio sites like this...if you can't explain what you've done and show it in action, then people doing the hiring will be suspicious to the point where they'll probably turn away. (That's loose paraphrasing on my part.)
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    It looks nice and minimalist, but it also doesn't look like you've really done anything.
    He has to start somewhere. Of course he needs more "quality" stuff if he expects people to actually hire him off of his website portfolio, but as he gets better he will be able to get rid of the old placer images and put fresher stuff up for show.

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    True, but you're better off starting with real things that you've done than fake ones. Even volunteering and doing a few jobs for friends would look better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireproofgfx View Post
    I think it is simple overall but it works. The font is hard to read in Google Chrome and the gallery seems to load slowly for me. I looked at it in IE and the gallery doesn't show/load at all. I am envious of your responsiveness, I spent all last week trying to wrap my head around responsive design, anyways yours looks great on all devices, nice job!
    I will probably use a different gallery soon, so it should fix it in IE. Weirdly the typeface Bariol works completely fine in chrome for me. Are you using Windows?

    Edit: I am currently working on a few projects, which I will then add into my portfolio, which includes a few websites. Until then I can only show what I currently have unfortunately.
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    generic_beer.jpg

    There is such a thing as too minimalist. As the pic above proves. Just black and white and bland all over. Especially for a portfolio site, it needs to have punch, a hook, something to draw the end user to investigate further. Just like with wanton skeuomorphism, the same could be said for minimalism. Just because you can does not mean you should. I think you have a good start, especially with it being responsive, but it needs an edge. Maybe add some slight textures here or there and more subtle contrast (some medium grays maybe).

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    I like plat design of your webpage.
    Something I don’t fell very well:
    Menu letters’ edge is rough. I use firefox;
    Word “>> Portfolio” makes me confused for a while. I even think I should click on it for more information. I think it isn’t needed.

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    This forum generally frowns upon people who buy someone else's work and pass it off as their own.

    This is built on a purchased Wordpress theme - Kirei by ColorLabs.
    Kirei WordPress Theme By ColorLabs - WPHub

    I only want to review the work you actually did, not the theme you bought.

    What exactly did you do to customize it, beyond taking the author's attribution out of the stylesheets?
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