- In May 2012 I was asked to design -not to code- a portfolio for the realistic paintor José Luis Rodil. It had to be sober, serious and as simple as possible. This is the look that it has right now:
· The design doesn't distract: the only thing that stands out is whatever you're looking at.
·Everything is in just one page, there are no sections to get lost in.
·The navigation is 100% intuitive: if something changes its color, you can click and you know something is about to happen.
·The website is responsive: it adapts to any navigator, platform and number of entries.
The portfolio is onkine at JoseLuisRodil.com; but since the client is not using all of the features that were designed, I'm going to detail them all using the sketches that I originally sent him:
- Hovering the mouse over the title highlights the arrow behind it. Clicking opens the biography in the selected language and changes the direction of the arrow.
- The same mechanisms apply to the rest of clickable elements, hovering the mouse over them:
- And also to the deployable elements under the thumbnails:
- In the case of the thumbnails, it colors them. Clicking will open a lightbox with one or several views of the painting (being a realistic painter, I thought he would like to put some views of the details).