Use the whole page so you dont have to scroll through all your designs in your portfolio. Make evenly sized buttons for easy navigation. I like avg-joe better for its use of the page and professional look. The other one doesnt look as professional.
I agree with the scrolling issue. Use up the available screen space so the scrollbars aren't necessary (to those with larger monitors that is). I don't mind fixed width, but fixed height doesn't look very good if the amount of information is too much for the page and scrollbars are needed. Also, I don't know if the brown for the main color is right. There is so much color in your left side background and logo, the brown just seems to "muddy" things up.
Originally posted by Avg-Joe Here is the end result of me trying to appease them! Please let me know what you think; what is good or bad about it. Some of the elements may be included in the final version.
1. The logo interjects itself into the main frameset. When one can find the scrollbar, when they scroll they run right over the logo. Good for your competition to get some joy of literally running over their competitor!
Shrink it to fit the left frame.
2. How about making the scrollbar easier to locate? The danger of blending it into the background too well is that a viewer has to hunt to find it. Why make them work when they actually do view the site?
3. The thumbnails are cut off by the size of the main frame. So the last thumbnail (or a long thumbnail) is sliced off. Not good.
Wow, tough crowd. Though having read the others' comments, I can't disagree, none of those things jumped out at me. I found the site design interesting and original and flashy within limits of good taste.