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New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

Hello DIC Community,

Please share your thoughts on a new template I have built in Wordpress that I plan on using to display portfolio pieces and my blog entries. There is content so please inspect some of it and let me know your feedback.

Blog / Portfolio

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Re: New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

Not bad.. the background image is a bit fat.. not to mention it may do a bit easier on the refresh blink if the background color wasn't black, but was a blue akin to the majority of the background image.

The header's in an okay spot, the the text is readable, and things work. Fun stuff.
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Re: New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

I really like the look, it's neat and distinctive :bigsmile:

What's the weight-loss thing on the right? It looks like an advert, which would put me off a site. If it is a personal story then I would re-title it so it doesn't look like an annoying link.
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Re: New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

View Postandrewsw, on 19 August 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

I really like the look, it's neat and distinctive :bigsmile:/>

What's the weight-loss thing on the right? It looks like an advert, which would put me off a site. If it is a personal story then I would re-title it so it doesn't look like an annoying link.


Thanks! Yeah it is a personal story of mine..the side bar has the most recent posts titles listed so maybe that is what your referring to. I guess I'll re-title it to look less spamish.
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Re: New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:21 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 19 August 2013 - 12:10 PM, said:

Not bad.. the background image is a bit fat.. not to mention it may do a bit easier on the refresh blink if the background color wasn't black, but was a blue akin to the majority of the background image.

The header's in an okay spot, the the text is readable, and things work. Fun stuff.


Yeah.. I already compressed the image alot to about 90-100kb and anything below that the image gets real distorted imo.. I'll have to look into other options perhaps
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Re: New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:57 AM

View Postshezzy, on 19 August 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

Yeah.. I already compressed the image alot to about 90-100kb and anything below that the image gets real distorted imo.. I'll have to look into other options perhaps

That's how circuit boards look, I don't think you could improve upon it. I'm not a graphics guy though, so I may be wrong.

Just an idea that occurred to me was to give the main paragraphs a class-name and use a p.classname:hover to make their background slightly darker and easier to read. But perhaps this is just a bit gimmicky. Feel free to ignore :)

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Re: New Blog / Portfolio site

Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

Hmm... is readability an issue? I thought there was enough contrast to read easily
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