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    Any suggestions? This will be the design that I will use for all of the pages on my design site, so I have to make sure that it is lookin good!
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    I voted "IT STINKS". I don't really think it stinks, but I think it needs more than a few minor adjustments and you didn't have a choice in between.

    My problems with the site (top down):
    1. There's nothing to it! The second sentence states that you make quality sites. Well here's your chance to demonstrate the quality of the sites you make. Take that opportunity to impress us! Instead, you have opted to give us a box with some text in it, a simple navigation (just text links, really) and a title. Not a photo, not the slightest suggestion of your design ability is apparent in the design of this site.
    2. The name of your company / title of your site could use some rethinking. It's kind of like having a business called "Ron's Plastic Surgery". There's a time to be casual with people. This is not it. Asking someone to pay you for services is a moment at which you want to present yourself as a competent professional in whom they can trust.
    3. Black background w/ white text is so cliché. It's difficult to read, too. Navigation on the right doesn't really appeal to me, but in this case it's obvious that it's a navigation.
    4. The content could be rethought slightly. You come off as young and inexperienced, albeit intelligent.

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    Thank you for the feedback, I will defenantly redesign it.

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    I agree with what Transio said, you need to impress visitors with your site in order to get work, this isn't going to do that.

    The writing is to big, overall design to small, colours to gothic, header to blurry.

    I would have a complete re-think of what you want to do, before you jump straight into offering people web design services. And also re-think the prices.

    Most young designers who are trying to build a portfolio usually do it for free. I have a done 3-4 free ones and now I have done my first paid for one.

    Start small and work your way up, don't "bite off more then you can chew"

    Good luck with you re-design,
    Daniel.

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    Thanks you for the suggestions, I don't plan on putting my site up until I have already done about 3 free ones. My site is also practice for me, so I will make a few different designs for it (for practice).

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    Here is a mockup of my new design.
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    Just a bit plain... The site itself seems very small, I would use brighter colors, possibly #FF0000 and #FF7A7A (Reds), or maybe #333399 and #7575D1 (Blues) - also if it's going to be that small make sure to start the site using tables so you can center it...
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    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    It looks tidier but still extremly basic.

    People say simple is good, but that is maybe a little to simple.
    If you plan on staying with that you are going to need to come up with some better graphics for the banner at least.

    It is again to small. Make it at least 800x600 at the moment it looks like is has been zoomed out.

    It is better I guess, but still, I think you have rushed it a little. Take this design and run with it, modify it, alter it where you can, just try and make it more excitting and nicer to look at.

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    Just a bit plain... The site itself seems very small, I would use brighter colors, possibly #FF0000 and #FF7A7A (Reds), or maybe #333399 and #7575D1 (Blues) - also if it's going to be that small make sure to start the site using tables so you can center it...
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