i personally like the older one as well. it is cleaner and has an open feel to it. it may be because im partial to white space. but, i do like how you got your portfolio page setup compared to the older version. how about compromise of the design of the old one with the navigation, organized, and style of layout feel of the newer one? just a thought.
The image is from mac, but we emailed them asking for permission and said that it would be a good advertisment for them etc. Since they never replied we sent another email saying that we were gonna use it, and if they didnt want us to, that as soon as they told us so, we would take it down.
As for the client ID, we are going to give out a different ID for each client, just so they can see how the progress is going. And it will be on the client if he wants to share it with other people.