// Portfolio design

26 11 2009

I spent some time during the last couple of afternoons looking for portfolio designs – very few of which were anything to write home about, and a vast array use Lightbox technology. Sure, it looks pretty nice and I used to be a massive fan of it…until it started cropping up everywhere. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it in action the last couple of days, but as soon as I saw that telltale overlaid image opening up, I clicked that little cross in the corner of the window — you know the one I mean.

It’s only recently that I’ve begun to delve into web design, and perhaps in light of that you think I’m probably not ‘qualified’ to judge other peoples attempts, but I think it’s exciting to see something fresh and different; something unique; something that makes you think “wow”. The first time I saw Lightbox in use on a webpage I have to admit I thought “Hey, that’s pretty cool”, but after the hundredth time I have to try and suppress a yawn instead.

My rooting around in the depths of The Internet did bring some level of success; there were a handful of websites which I deemed interesting enough to add to my substantial collection of bookmark folders. I’ll share the favourites with you below:

Marc Anton Dahmen Images

Thibaud’s Portfolio

Nisgia Interactive

Obviously I’m not saying “these are the only people who have created a portfolio like this”, I’m merely stating that from the sites I’ve seen over the last two days (and there have been A LOT), these are the three I would regard as the most original, and visually interesting. Let me know what you think, and if you have any personal favourites.




2 responses

26 11 2009

PRETTY. I love the last one in particular. I need to get back on the design!

26 11 2009

They’re funky aren’t they. I really want to learn how to produce something like this, except that as things stand, I couldn’t even build a super basic site. Hopefully one day…!

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