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My entry for the Portfolio Contest.

Well, of course I couldn't resist to participate on this great contest.. :)

Some info about my 3-page layout. ( since it has some fancy features that need to be explained.. )


first: If people are logged out they shouldn't see the "become deviant" buttons and links. It just doesn't look very professional. This place could be used to link to deviantArt or to a page about this wonderful feature.

The top of the page contains your full name and your nickname ( that links to your userpage )

Showcase Page:
This page would be the standard page, as in the first one you see when you access the portfolio.

On the left we have some sort of mini-gallery that contains a limited amount of artwork, selected by the artist himself. Look at it as 6 featured deviations ( which could be selected through some sort of slot system, similar to the customize frontpage option )

Below the showcase there's a little box with your most recent devations ( with small thumbs, to make your featured deviations stand out a bit more ) and a link to your gallery.

On the right we have the fullview for the selected deviation. ( standard this could be the first, or a random, from the 6 featured deviations ) With the title, description, a link to the deviations and the number of comments and favourites. ( because one wants to brag with the amount of favourites I have :) )



About Page:

This page contains everything one needs to know about you once you captured his/her interest: Profile, Bio, Resume, Awards and reviews.

Now this a a feature I really like: it allows others to write a review about you, similar to devious comments BUT becouse this review appears on your portfolio ( a rather special place ) you would have the option to approve the review first, so you would have total control about what appears on YOUR page. ( what do you think about my review by the way ;P )


Contact Page:

The most important page of your portfolio: even if your portfolio is sexy as hell without a contact page it's completely useless :)

On the left we have the standard contact information.
But on the right people would have the ability to send a note directly to you. Even people ( talent - scouts f.ex ) who aren't logged in to deviantART. ( the note could be send by some sort of bot account.. )
Since the easier it is for one to contact you, the faster they will do so.


That's it.
Enjoy.
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:iconnamirenn:
namirenn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I like this clean portfolio style more than the current one :)
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:iconspligity:
spligity Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student General Artist
beautiful interphase. you did a good job of meshing with the existing devart style.
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:iconxcandycontainer:
xcandycontainer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it, though you should have reworded the 'awards' section, since a DD is 'is strictly a feature' and 'not in the slightest an award' xD
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:iconr4v1:
r4v1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
incredibly slick, very stylish, must fav :+fav:
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:iconkip0130:
Kip0130 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
ive looked at most of theese and yours is one of the best
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:iconmauricioestrella:
mauricioestrella Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
:ninja: i just saw this...
and it rocks :O
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:iconmothnode:
mothnode Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love this design. Neat and simple. That's what we need on dA :)
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:iconbyrnfri:
byrnfri Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Ooh i love this one! The reviews is a nice feature too
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:icontwenty4e:
TWENTY4e Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
My :+fav: submission by far. It fits the dA scheme very well and incorporates what a portfolio should focus on. Nice work!
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:iconaegis-illustration:
Aegis-Illustration Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Too bad you didn't win :no:, this was my favourite one amongst all the entries, great job :)
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:icon3sunflower:
3sunflower Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Your design is the best! Although I also like *aquaraven's idea but your style fits more to the current DA layout.

:clap:
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:iconlazybutt:
lazybutt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
This is perfect for the portfolio contest, and while you didn't win, I wish it had. You have shown what each of your pages would look like and even explained a bit about them. Who wouldn't love having this to showcase their work on? I wouldn't mind. Great work! :)
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:icondumboink:
dumboink Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is my favorite one thus far... :clap:
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:iconkhokolotte:
Khokolotte Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
This one is the best :nod:
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:iconduhcoolies:
duhcoolies Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
good stuff, dude :thumbsup::nod:
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:iconjanvanlysebettens:
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks mate :)
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:iconkeyring:
KeyRing Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
looking good :D
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:icon10eel:
10eel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I like it. I love the simplicity. I'm okay with that! ^^
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:iconsmokin9mirrors:
smokin9mirrors Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
This is very sleek and simple. Probably the best I've seen so far. :thumbsup: Best of luck.
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:iconjono-renton:
jono-renton Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Really nice concept design could have been kept tidier, odd bits don't join properly but works well as an example, i really liek the Reviews bit too.

I think it shoudl be a bit mroe seperate to deviantART, just without things liek the random deviant ect but awesome work as usual man :)
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oggyb Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I knew you'd come up with something cool. And with method too.

first: If people are logged out they shouldn't see the "become deviant" buttons and links. It just doesn't look very professional. This place could be used to link to deviantArt or to a page about this wonderful feature.

The top of the page contains your full name and your nickname ( that links to your userpage )


Maybe not even what you have there, but simply a link to the deviant's page.
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:iconjanvanlysebettens:
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
there already is a link to the deviants page in the header ( the nickname would link to that ).
And I'm pretty sure dA will be eager to put a little extra about theirself on that most interesting of places :D
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oggyb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
yeah I can see that, but whatever you put there it's not going to look altogether pretty, unless it's just "deviantART Portfolio", which is more likely to go in the main page header.

Still routing for yours to win.

M.
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AngellicPhobia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Very awesome :)
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:iconwilliamhook:
williamhook Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007   Photographer
Can I suggest adding some sort of spam protection to the contact page? Such as, say, a CAPTCHA image (or whatever it's called >_> )?
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:iconjanvanlysebettens:
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
yeah that would surely be needed, but that's not a matter of design or concept, so I didn't feel like including that.
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great... ;)
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:iconaapis:
Aapis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
If that was how the portfolio ended up looking, no user would be disappointed. Great design, perfect all around!
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:iconbentomlin:
bentomlin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
mmmm it's better than mine...

nice..

good job
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:iconoblivion89:
Oblivion89 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007   Digital Artist
It's nice, but I think I would have done something with black to make it look more fancy. Eg. the same you have but in greyscale, and some web 2.0-ish gradients on bars.. Or something. I mean, it's a portfolio, I think you don't want it to resemble the rest of dA too much, so it looks more exclusive. But I think one should make is own portfolio when he's serious about being spotted anyway, heh.
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:iconjanvanlysebettens:
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, I wanted it to look like a part of deviantART, because after all.. it is a part of dA :)
it's just a fancy feature..

and like you said, if one wants his own serious portfolio he should make it himself..
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:iconoblivion89:
Oblivion89 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007   Digital Artist
Yeah I get your point. But I've been experimenting a little with how I said I would do it, and I just can't seem to get the effect I want. This is what I finally came up with, but they all.. suck. Could you have a look at it and give me some tips? [link]

Btw, this isn't for the contest, just for personal study ;p
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:iconjamoomers:
Jamoomers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the bottom button that's half and half.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Perfect. It has everything. :clap:
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:iconrkz:
rkz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
i like the idea of splitting it up for different pages.. rather than all the stuff on one. excellent work
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:iconnfeel:
nFeel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, this one is so good ! Very well done mate, good job! :thumbsup:
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:iconbranchewski:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn...this one is good, too. Can't wait to see which one wins :excited:.
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