I dislike the new portfolio
. Sorry everyone, but I do. Maybe it's because I've got my own portfolio, but I was actually excited for this new portfolio that `TheRyanFord
was talking about a couple days ago. What I had in mind was something completely customizable.
Sure, it's customizable. Let's start from the beginning. The Look & Feel
page. I liked how it gave you a kind of preview on the side, but the Color Schemes, only two options. Dark and Light? I was expecting it to be a bit more colorful. After all it is a "Color Scheme", where are all the colors? Skipping over Navigational Layout & Thumbnail Location & Font (which were fine), the Font Highlight color: More colors! What about like a color picker or something, a lot of sites have that these days, and it'd be very handy. I dislike the greens used in the "white" color scheme, I'd prefer being able to choose my own color, and not be so limited. Especially because I'm a subscriber, I shouldn't limited (And there are more limitations on the way). Like what about writing CSS or something, like how we can with gallerys and journals. How about a whole portfolio theme gallery! Customization is always a good thing!
Everything else was fine until the Personal Info & Biography
pages. Again with the limitations! I have a lot of "areas of expertise" but I can list only a few of them, and I had to order and name them correctly to fit the limit, otherwise one of my areas would be '
photogra'. Yeah, Search engines love that. And I know I can just make different portfolios for different things. But I'd prefer having all of my work in one place, wouldn't you? Biography page. I didn't realize there was a limit, so I ended up with a few errors:
* Biography is limited to 700 characters, you entered 1866
* Custom Text 1 is limited to 300 characters, you entered 350
* Custom Text 2 is limited to 300 characters, you entered 638
I know, I wrote a lot. But still. Why do we need limitations on these? And each new line, tab, and space and everything counts as a character which kind of irks me. Another thing that bothered me was that everytime I fixed it all up, I couldn't get it to stay 700 characters, or 300 characters, because all my apostrophe's would be come ' (I know, escaped, I know what it means), but it shouldn't just show that in the text box, because guess what, it adds on characters, so I'd go and remove all the s, and then I'd find more of them in another box which exceeded the character limit. I was becoming very frustrated at a point when the following happened:
But it's okay, I got through it, the uploading
files area was fine. Though for some reason it kept telling me an image was already in my storage, and when I went into my storage, the fifth page in the navigation of my storage had "no results", when I knew that was where that one image that's already in the storage was hiding. I ended up just not using that image, even though I wanted to
Then the domains
! "Your deviantART username has been reserved with the daportfolio.com domain name, but you may choose any available domain from the dropdown list below." Yes, but what about the other domains, like "cleanfolio.com" or something, I tried "solitude", "soli", etc, but nothing, all of them were already registered, probably because dA usernames weren't just reserved for daportfolio, but all of the other ones as well. Because, as you can see: [link]
is available. *grr* I ended up going with:
Not bad, but still, frustrating. In conclusion, I didn't like the new portfolio that much, and I know all the IT staff and CSS staff and all them backend staff at dA worked hard on it, and I'm sorry! This is my opinion of course, I know a lot of people loved it. So that was my long ranting opinion. Carry on with your lives.