Calling All Cars

Calling All Cars

Hello All. I have a big favor to ask of you.

Because we are moving and I have to find a new job, I thought that I would update my online portfolio in order to impress any would-be employers. I have just finished, but I am worried that we have missed something. So, if you wouldn’t mind looking over my new site and checking it for typos, inconsistencies, and mistakes of any kind, that would be grand. Please give any user input that you can think of. Also, feel free to send it on to anybody else who would be willing to test it (or give me a high paying job) as well.

Yes, I did work really hard on this and I want to show it off, but mostly I want your help so that it is perfect for those I interview with.

Oh yeah. The site was designed for a market that has both reasonably fast internet connections and fairly high resolution monitors. If either or neither of these sound like you, I am especially interested in your feedback. How was the download time and how did it look on your screen?

Thank you so much. You can get to my site from the link on the left or at micah.heiselt.org

10 thoughts on “Calling All Cars

  1. I like it. A lot. I especially like how the doors open to reveal the writing and everything. It looks great.

    Only a couple of random things…my first thought about the “Information” section was that it was quite long. It is very funny, though, so maybe that’s what you were going for?

    Also, on the first few tabs, it was slightly confusing to have to read across the title. I wanted to read it like a newspaper column, down and then to the other side. I sometimes get all lost when I have to *gasp* read across something. Just an FYI–you don’t have to change it.

    And lastly, just in case you didn’t realize, the second mask costume is turned sideways.

    Everything looks really nice. Oh yeah, and I didn’t have the patience to load the ghost scroll or watch the clips (I mean, CLARK didn’t have the patience…if you know what I mean). Good work, I am proud to call you my brother-in-law. :)

  2. Hey Micah, this thing is amazing. I noticed that on the IDENTITY part #4 has “secratary” and I believe you were going for secretary. I am really enjoying looking through it. I will let you know if I see anything else.

  3. I somehow missed seeing the pickle film when we were roommates, so it was good to finally see it. I looked at your site last night and made some comments about it in an e-mail to Lizzie, but, looking at it again today, I see some typos. In ‘Graeter’s Ice Cream,’ “beleive” should be spelled “believe.” In the PRINT section, the “its” in “its got to be” should have an apostrophe. It shouldn’t have one, though, in the phrase “uses it’s high quality imagery” in ‘PCC Branding.’ I don’t really feel qualified to pass judgment on anything other than minor spelling and grammar matters, but, for what it’s worth, your portfolio looks great to me.

  4. Micah, I LOVE this site! As for tips on improvement, I have to agree with Jodie that at first I wanted to read it like a newspaper column, but I got used to it fast, and the one visual thing that bugged me slightly was your Print page. I wanted to read it around and ignore the finger “I” in the middle, which confused me for a moment, but other than that it was a delight to see. Also, you should give yourself a pat on the back for getting Jon to blog . . .
    P.S. Your food picture is really, um, textured . . . and delicious looking . . . 😉

  5. We love it too!

    Two things we noticed:

    A little typo – on the “A LAMP” page you say “that that…”

    Also, I had browsed through half of the site before I realized there was a “Click for More” button. I wonder if there is a way to make that more obvious.

    Good luck! We can’t wait to hear how everything goes.

  6. Hey Micah, just wanted to wish you luck on getting a job that you enjoy. Your portfolio is very well put together, and shows off your talent nicely. It’s fun hearing about your new son as well (even if I thought his name should be Leif)

    ryan

  7. um, this comment will be totally unuseful to improving your website, but a joy for your self-esteem.

    i loved how strong and unique your voice and style are on this site. it seems like at its essence its supposed to say ‘YOU,’ and it does, in such a lovely way.

    you are very clever, and talented. everything looked great and was pretty snappy in terms of loading on my oldish mac computer.

  8. I really liked it; however, I had a little bit of trouble reading around the “Information” image that was on that page–it took a lot of focus for my wee brain. 😉

    Very uniquely you, and I liked how you made sure that you included personal details about yourself–a great way to be recognized.

    One other thing: I couldn’t get the museum webpage to load up properly–sounds like you expected that?

  9. Thanks so much everybody for your input. I have fixed all of the typos and implemented your other suggestions as best as I could. There are a few changes I still hope to make down the road if possible.

    I am very glad that I ran it by you all because there were a surprising amount of mistakes. I guess that is to be expected from someone such as myself, though. I am just happy to have friends I can count on to fix my problems.

    You are all collectively and individually the best.

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