I finally fixed my site enough to post it here for constructive criticism. But not just constructive criticism, I need help with a problem. First off, here’s the link:
Tell me what you think of the design. For bandwidth purposes, I didn’t include some crazy flashy intro, since the interface itself sucks up a lot of space. Now focus on the following:
- Is it too painfully large to download?
- Is the menu too hard to figure out?
- Does the animation get stuck sometimes (and does the clear button help “restart” the thing?
- Mac users: is the site properly loading and playing for you guys?
And now, here’s my problem. Toggle Portfolio section (left-most orange button thingy) and click on either the Photoshop button (Graphire tablet icon) or the Web button (mouse and pad icon). Click the Launch button and a scrolling menu will appear. I’ve been trying to make the skewed scrollbar work properly and I have found no solution. If you click on the scrollarrow thingy, you might notice that the scrollarrow tries to jump back at it’s original Y position. I tried to make this less obvious by adding a mask to the layer that contains the button (so it simply disappears instead of obviously jumping up and down). You can totally tell it’s jumping when you scroll it to the right just a smidge. All the stuff moves by multiplying the _x or _y of each with the scrollvalue determined by the following code:
scrollvalue = Number(slider:_x)/trackWidth;
slider = label of the scrollarrow thing and track Width = the width is how much to the right I want it to move.
You still with me? Sorry it’s sounds crazy - but the jumping up and down thingy is driving me moreso over the wall. First of all, is the jumping arrow very obvious and annoying? Anyone know how to fix this, successfully attempted a non-conventional scrollbar, or know of a tutorial to point me out to?
Thanks for the time and patience guys. If you can’t answer any of the complicated stuff, just let me know, overall, what you think of the site.