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dA Portfolio Contest

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Published: February 3, 2007
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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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namirenn's avatar
namirennHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this clean portfolio style more than the current one :)
spligity's avatar
spligityStudent General Artist
beautiful interphase. you did a good job of meshing with the existing devart style.
xcandycontainer's avatar
xcandycontainerHobbyist 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
r4v1's avatar
incredibly slick, very stylish, must fav :+fav:
Kip0130's avatar
ive looked at most of theese and yours is one of the best
mauricioestrella's avatar
mauricioestrellaProfessional Interface Designer
:ninja: i just saw this...
and it rocks :O
mothnode's avatar
mothnodeProfessional Digital Artist
I love this design. Neat and simple. That's what we need on dA :)
byrnfri's avatar
Ooh i love this one! The reviews is a nice feature too
TWENTY4e's avatar
My :+fav: submission by far. It fits the dA scheme very well and incorporates what a portfolio should focus on. Nice work!
Aegis-Illustration's avatar
Aegis-IllustrationProfessional Digital Artist
Too bad you didn't win :no:, this was my favourite one amongst all the entries, great job :)
3sunflower's avatar
Your design is the best! Although I also like *aquaraven's idea but your style fits more to the current DA layout.

:clap:
brennennn's avatar
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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dumboinkHobbyist Digital Artist
this is my favorite one thus far... :clap:
Khokolotte's avatar
This one is the best :nod:
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duhcooliesProfessional General Artist
good stuff, dude :thumbsup::nod:
janvanlysebettens's avatar
janvanlysebettensProfessional Interface Designer
thanks mate :)
10eel's avatar
I like it. I love the simplicity. I'm okay with that! ^^
smokin9mirrors's avatar
This is very sleek and simple. Probably the best I've seen so far. :thumbsup: Best of luck.
jono-renton's avatar
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 :)
oggyb's avatar
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.
janvanlysebettens's avatar
janvanlysebettensProfessional 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
oggyb's avatar
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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