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    Infinity Web Design 4.0

    Since I've torn enough sites apart in my time, so it's only fair that I let you guys rip mine apart. Have at it any way you like: aesthetics, code, accessibility, etc. The url is http://www.infinitywebdesign.com/

    I've also written up a little bit about the release on my personal site, if anyone is interested.

    Personal website http://www.ryanbrill.com/
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    I reeeeally like it.

    My only criticism would be that the words you have italicised are a bit too light. I am squinting ever so slightly in order to read those words.

    I would hire you! (except I do the same work you do...heehee) I also admire your compliancy.
    If I had breakfast today at your place, would I still have to pay you for more bacon three days from now?

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    Other than microfonts and pixel-fixed width, I have nothing to complain about (which knowing me - is a HUGE compliment)

    BTW, I see nothing in the design that would prevent using font units for element sizes to make the design scalable.
    Vladdy

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    Originally posted by Vladdy
    Other than ... I have nothing to complain about (which knowing me - is a HUGE compliment)
    Yes it is, and it was taken as such.

    Originally posted by Vladdy
    BTW, I see nothing in the design that would prevent using font units for element sizes to make the design scalable.
    Perhaps that will be version 4.1 The original plan was to make a liquid layout, but as design elements started falling into place, the variability that liquid layout bring was rather undesireable. An elastic layout is a thought, though.

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    Nice.

    I really like the "rice paper" look you have implemented and as samij586 could testify I'm not that big on patterns.

    Yeah, the italized words need to be a darker colour, I'm sure that this is not a text-decoration but <em>, or for semantic purposes should be. And since it is near the same colour as your link hover, I can see some getting these two mixed up.

    Also, your bottom footer graphic keeps attracting my attention, for some reason I keep mousing over the graphic thinking its an anchor. Probably because it looks like an underline .

    And finally, I saw your other works on the previous portfolio, so I know that your earlier designs aren't as sophisticated, but shouldn't they be presented as well? At the very least they can be used as a chronological timeline showing your progress. Potential clients may look the other way if all they see are examples of personal works and not previous clientel. After all this v4.0 right? What did the first three versions do? It suggests that you've been in the business for a while now, but haven't had any customers. Someone is bound to ask why.
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    pyro, out of curiousity, what monitor do you use when developing???
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    Very, very nice.
    Mad props all around!

    I'll agree with everyone else on the color of the emphasized text.
    Thousand different paths
    So many sterile ends
    I chose the Devil's path

    Never shall the sun kiss my face
    And caress me with it's burning light
    For I dwell in the shadows
    And sleep side by side with death

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    You already know my thoughts on it. Very nice work.

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    Originally posted by tonyh
    Yeah, the italized words need to be a darker colour, I'm sure that this is not a text-decoration but <em>, or for semantic purposes should be.
    You lost me on that one. What do semantics and the color of the <em> have to do with anything? Thanks for the suggestions on the color, though. I may darken it a bit.

    Originally posted by tonyh
    Also, your bottom footer graphic keeps attracting my attention, for some reason I keep mousing over the graphic thinking its an anchor.
    There are links in the footer.

    Originally posted by tonyh
    It suggests that you've been in the business for a while now, but haven't had any customers. Someone is bound to ask why.
    There are a few projects that I am in the middle of that will end up in the portfolio. Frankly, I'd rather not have my older work showcased next to my newer stuff, as some of it (the older work) is very unprofessional.

    Originally posted by Vladdy
    pyro, out of curiousity, what monitor do you use when developing???
    A Samsung 150s LCD monitor. I'd like to get something with better color, as soon as I can afford it. Why? Do the colors look weird?

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    Good job man! Two critisisms:

    1. I think you should make the navigation menu in em's, because if you increase the font size, it kind of screws it up.
    2. You have accesskeys, but the usr has no way of knowing that they exist. You should underline/bold the accesskey character in each link.

    Other than that, it looks SWEET!
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    Originally posted by pyro

    There are links in the footer.
    I believe he's refering to your div.hr's. Speaking of which, why are those in div's rather than just styled hr's?

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    Originally posted by DanieLTomaS
    1. I think you should make the navigation menu in em's, because if you increase the font size, it kind of screws it up.
    I tried that. It messes the hell out of the naviagtion bar.

    Originally posted by DanieLTomaS
    2. You have accesskeys, but the usr has no way of knowing that they exist. You should underline/bold the accesskey character in each link.
    The site information page explains them.

    Originally posted by samij586
    Speaking of which, why are those in div's rather than just styled hr's?
    I could have, but semantically, it really doesn't matter. They are more a decoration at the bottom of the page than anything else.

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    Originally posted by pyro
    I tried that. It messes the hell out of the naviagtion bar.
    setting #nav ul li a's height to 1.6em allows it to go 8 mousewheels of font size up before the layout breaks at all (and at that point its only because Portfolio is a long word), granted, I only tested this in mozilla, but it seemed to do the trick there

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    Also, one more thing: I think you should have a bottom glow at the foot the pages for pages that don't have enough content to scroll. For example, hosting. As you can see, the glow effect looks rather cut off or discontinued, and it looks like it's missing something at the bottom...
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    Due to my "scan-lineish" (??) background, I'm not sure how well this would work. I can give it a try, because it if would work, it would indeed be better. I actually switched the background just yesterday, and with the old background, there's no way it would have worked. It may work, but it usually does not with backgrounds like mine (check out photomatt.net to see what I mean - some pages look find, some don't. It all depens on the page's length). Since mine has some noise added, and the colors aren't very pronounced, it might work.

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