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21 May 2007 - 9:28pm
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Trip O'Dell
2007

Hello All:

I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
(from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
like some more seasoned opinions on the work. If you're willing to
donate a few minutes of your time to check it out, it would be
greatly appreciated.

If you're looking, I'd like specific feedback on the following -

1) I'm using categories to subdivide work. Some work falls into
multiple categories and therefore shows up several times in different
sections of the portfolio. Is this confusing? Is there a better way
to do it?

2) The descriptions of the work in the posts - too much? too little?
not enough details?

3)Portfolio categories - are these descriptive enough? Should I
divide the work differently?

4) Is there anything missing that you would be looking for in a
portfolio

5) Is the tone too silly? So many design blogs have the whole "black
turtleneck and soul patch" thing going. I'm trying to differentiate,
but if its over the top let me know.

6) Did anyone find the easter egg?

Also, if anyone wants a link back to their site - I'm more than happy
to add you to my blogroll - "Cranks, Crackpots and Windbags"

Thanks in advance

Trip

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21 May 2007 - 9:38pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

um..... URL ?

--

Jeffrey D. Gimzek
Digital Experience Designer

www.jdgimzek.com
thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com

On May 21, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Trip O'Dell wrote:

> Hello All:
>
> I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
> (from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
> updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
> feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
> The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
> normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
> like some more seasoned opinions on the work. If you're willing to
> donate a few minutes of your time to check it out, it would be
> greatly appreciated.
>
> If you're looking, I'd like specific feedback on the following -
>
> 1) I'm using categories to subdivide work. Some work falls into
> multiple categories and therefore shows up several times in different
> sections of the portfolio. Is this confusing? Is there a better way
> to do it?
>
> 2) The descriptions of the work in the posts - too much? too little?
> not enough details?
>
> 3)Portfolio categories - are these descriptive enough? Should I
> divide the work differently?
>
> 4) Is there anything missing that you would be looking for in a
> portfolio
>
> 5) Is the tone too silly? So many design blogs have the whole "black
> turtleneck and soul patch" thing going. I'm trying to differentiate,
> but if its over the top let me know.
>
> 6) Did anyone find the easter egg?
>
>
> Also, if anyone wants a link back to their site - I'm more than happy
> to add you to my blogroll - "Cranks, Crackpots and Windbags"
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Trip

21 May 2007 - 9:48pm
Trip O'Dell
2007

um yeah- that might be helpful huh?

http://www.tripodell.com

On May 21, 2007, at 9:38 PM, Jeffrey D. Gimzek wrote:

>
> um..... URL ?
>
>
>
> --
>
> Jeffrey D. Gimzek
> Digital Experience Designer
>
> www.jdgimzek.com
> thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> On May 21, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Trip O'Dell wrote:
>
>> Hello All:
>>
>> I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
>> (from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
>> updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
>> feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
>> The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
>> normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
>> like some more seasoned opinions on the work. If you're willing to
>> donate a few minutes of your time to check it out, it would be
>> greatly appreciated.
>>
>> If you're looking, I'd like specific feedback on the following -
>>
>> 1) I'm using categories to subdivide work. Some work falls into
>> multiple categories and therefore shows up several times in different
>> sections of the portfolio. Is this confusing? Is there a better way
>> to do it?
>>
>> 2) The descriptions of the work in the posts - too much? too little?
>> not enough details?
>>
>> 3)Portfolio categories - are these descriptive enough? Should I
>> divide the work differently?
>>
>> 4) Is there anything missing that you would be looking for in a
>> portfolio
>>
>> 5) Is the tone too silly? So many design blogs have the whole "black
>> turtleneck and soul patch" thing going. I'm trying to differentiate,
>> but if its over the top let me know.
>>
>> 6) Did anyone find the easter egg?
>>
>>
>> Also, if anyone wants a link back to their site - I'm more than happy
>> to add you to my blogroll - "Cranks, Crackpots and Windbags"
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>> Trip

23 May 2007 - 2:54pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

Hey,

So i looked over your site and I think that, while I agree that many
sites are a little too stuffy, your flash header may be a little too
loose.

The quality of your work and your posts is very high, and it the
witticism of the header just doesnt seem as refined as the smartness
of your content

I mean, I get the Chicago Art Institute reference, but only 'cause I
graduated from and also worked at the Art Institute (concidentally,
on kiosk development in their Digital Imaging lab) - other people may
not.

I switched my site to a blog-like format a couple years ago to
simplify updates... so I think that is a good way to...I didnt use
wordpress because I was unsatisfied with the level of customization.

I have the same project in multiple categories also - that just makes
sense given the overlaps

I would like to see bite size blog entries and expanded descriptions
and so on to link off to...

I found the easter egg.

HTH,

jd

PS - feel free to link my blog: thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com

On May 21, 2007, at 7:48 PM, Trip O'Dell wrote:

> um yeah- that might be helpful huh?
>
>
> http://www.tripodell.com
>
>
> On May 21, 2007, at 9:38 PM, Jeffrey D. Gimzek wrote:
>
>>
>> um..... URL ?
>>
>> On May 21, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Trip O'Dell wrote:
>>
>>> Hello All:
>>>
>>> I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
>>> (from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
>>> updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
>>> feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
>>> The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
>>> normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
>>> like some more seasoned opinions on the work. If you're willing to
>>> donate a few minutes of your time to check it out, it would be
>>> greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>> If you're looking, I'd like specific feedback on the following -
>>>
>>> 1) I'm using categories to subdivide work. Some work falls into
>>> multiple categories and therefore shows up several times in
>>> different
>>> sections of the portfolio. Is this confusing? Is there a better way
>>> to do it?
>>>
>>> 2) The descriptions of the work in the posts - too much? too little?
>>> not enough details?
>>>
>>> 3)Portfolio categories - are these descriptive enough? Should I
>>> divide the work differently?
>>>
>>> 4) Is there anything missing that you would be looking for in a
>>> portfolio
>>>
>>> 5) Is the tone too silly? So many design blogs have the whole "black
>>> turtleneck and soul patch" thing going. I'm trying to differentiate,
>>> but if its over the top let me know.
>>>
>>> 6) Did anyone find the easter egg?
>>>
>>>
>>> Also, if anyone wants a link back to their site - I'm more than
>>> happy
>>> to add you to my blogroll - "Cranks, Crackpots and Windbags"
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance
>>>
>>> Trip
>

--

Jeffrey D. Gimzek
Digital Experience Designer

www.jdgimzek.com
thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com

24 May 2007 - 3:22pm
joe bling
2007

hi,
I also used wordpress to publish my portfolio. Its a bit more complex to
update b/c I have a flash module that loads jpg's in the index; but it's
manageable.

I just limited my portfolio pieces and used the categories simply as a
filter...prob not even necessary, but gives an idea on what areas of design
im interest in...

www.evermode.com/v4

I like the header actually in your design Trip. I only wish that the list of
items on each page is limited as I find it too much to try to focus on one
project. Maybe like 3 posts/projects per page and and next/prev?

just wanted to share ;)

and i didnt find the easter egg..

cheers,

junu

On 5/23/07, Jeffrey D. Gimzek <listserv at jdgimzek.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hey,
>
> So i looked over your site and I think that, while I agree that many
> sites are a little too stuffy, your flash header may be a little too
> loose.
>
> The quality of your work and your posts is very high, and it the
> witticism of the header just doesnt seem as refined as the smartness
> of your content
>
> I mean, I get the Chicago Art Institute reference, but only 'cause I
> graduated from and also worked at the Art Institute (concidentally,
> on kiosk development in their Digital Imaging lab) - other people may
> not.
>
> I switched my site to a blog-like format a couple years ago to
> simplify updates... so I think that is a good way to...I didnt use
> wordpress because I was unsatisfied with the level of customization.
>
> I have the same project in multiple categories also - that just makes
> sense given the overlaps
>
> I would like to see bite size blog entries and expanded descriptions
> and so on to link off to...
>
> I found the easter egg.
>
> HTH,
>
> jd
>
>
> PS - feel free to link my blog: thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com
>
>
> On May 21, 2007, at 7:48 PM, Trip O'Dell wrote:
>
> > um yeah- that might be helpful huh?
> >
> >
> > http://www.tripodell.com
> >
> >
> > On May 21, 2007, at 9:38 PM, Jeffrey D. Gimzek wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> um..... URL ?
> >>
> >> On May 21, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Trip O'Dell wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hello All:
> >>>
> >>> I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
> >>> (from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
> >>> updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
> >>> feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
> >>> The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
> >>> normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
> >>> like some more seasoned opinions on the work. If you're willing to
> >>> donate a few minutes of your time to check it out, it would be
> >>> greatly appreciated.
> >>>
> >>> If you're looking, I'd like specific feedback on the following -
> >>>
> >>> 1) I'm using categories to subdivide work. Some work falls into
> >>> multiple categories and therefore shows up several times in
> >>> different
> >>> sections of the portfolio. Is this confusing? Is there a better way
> >>> to do it?
> >>>
> >>> 2) The descriptions of the work in the posts - too much? too little?
> >>> not enough details?
> >>>
> >>> 3)Portfolio categories - are these descriptive enough? Should I
> >>> divide the work differently?
> >>>
> >>> 4) Is there anything missing that you would be looking for in a
> >>> portfolio
> >>>
> >>> 5) Is the tone too silly? So many design blogs have the whole "black
> >>> turtleneck and soul patch" thing going. I'm trying to differentiate,
> >>> but if its over the top let me know.
> >>>
> >>> 6) Did anyone find the easter egg?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Also, if anyone wants a link back to their site - I'm more than
> >>> happy
> >>> to add you to my blogroll - "Cranks, Crackpots and Windbags"
> >>>
> >>> Thanks in advance
> >>>
> >>> Trip
> >
>
> --
>
> Jeffrey D. Gimzek
> Digital Experience Designer
>
> www.jdgimzek.com
> thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
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