kind company

kind company

(5) Posted by Alex Giron on Aug 25, 2007

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GravatarOn August 27, 2007 12:49 AM Andy said:

I really like the simplicity of this site but honestly I think someone paid for this advertisement. I mean seriously, the site has one text header and a bunch of links to client sites and that's about it.

GravatarOn August 27, 2007 9:41 AM Mark Priestap said:

@Andy

The challenge of many studios, including my own, is to design a website that showcases our work without overshadowing it with lots of styling. It would be like having a leather portfolio covered with beautiful artwork, so much so that it distracted people from looking at your work. It needs to look beautiful, but simple and "in the background". I know there are studios that have lots of textures and styling on their portfolio sites, but there's good reason NOT do that.

Another thing to note is that art galleries, though often beautiful, usually have bare walls so that the artwork pops.

GravatarOn August 28, 2007 6:37 PM Paul Redmond said:

I like the site, and better yet the designs showcased.

I did have trouble understanding the heading, it sounded like broken English (engrish). Maybe that was intentional?

GravatarOn September 1, 2007 2:46 PM Zef said:

Mark Priestap truer words have never been spoken. I love your art gallery example it is very true. I am in the middle of re designing my portfolio site, and this particular website has been inspirational in that sense.

I love the simplicity, and think it deserves recognition.

GravatarOn September 30, 2007 11:47 PM Alex said:

Although Minimalism can be a great design concept sometimes, it needs to have a touch of design to go along with it, this design does not. Apart from the red text, there is not much. The text is in an offensive full red hue, which is completely unnecessary because the size has already indicated the importance of the headline. I understand that the portfolio is the focus of this site, but the site itself is the first thing I see, then if I am intrigued, I look further. Honestly, I feel the sites that CSS beauty have been featuring lately boring. The sites are almost incomplete, they are sites that have layout and typography finished, but the other elements of design are incomplete.

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