In comparison to the article’s information on good design and my portfolio website, there are some parallels between the two. They mentioned that a good design draws and guides the eye around the page, which I feel that my site does just that. One of the first things you see is the image that I’ve selected which is attention getting. And second, you see my logo in the top center of the navigation, which is also well organized so that it is not difficult to navigate from page to page. These features already give an impression on what my style is and what the viewer will anticipate. They also mention that spacing is a vital key for a well functioning website. My site is spaced out enough that the viewer is able to comfortably read through my stuff without too much difficulty, but it is also not too cramped that the viewer is overwhelmed with information. Also with my type choices, I have given the reader’s eye a sense of easy when skimming through my information.
In the design concepts article, they bring up the topic of design is more that just visual, which I completely agree. There should be a certain feeling when you look at a logo or an image of a company. That lasting impression is key for getting people to come back to you. I feel like, which my site, it has a simple yet distinct feeling which comes across to the viewer. It is not over the top, which I am not, and the viewer sees that professionalism in not only my website but in the work I’ve done. Overall, I feel like my portfolio website is on the right track to becoming a well-designed and functionally sound piece of work.