2 Mar 2010 3 pm eastern

Viva Gonçalves!

Site of André Gonçalves

André Gonçalves is a graphic designer and this is his website. ♥


Filed under: Design, links, Web Design

10 Responses to “Viva Gonçalves!”

  1. Steve said on

    Super nice. Color me jealous.

  2. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    That makes two of us!

  3. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Not sure if having the navigation persist across multiple sites really works, though. Cool idea, but frustrating as UX; on http://andregoncalves.posterous.com/ , for instance, you keep clicking the screened-back owl and Twitter bird, figuring they will take you to his portfolio and Twitter page, respectively.

  4. jen said on

    Agreed. I click the grey silhouettes expecting to go to those links.

  5. André Gonçalves said on

    Thanks very much for the comments! It´s so great to see my website featured on …zeldman’s website…somebody pinch me:)
    Concerning to the navigation on both blog and portfolio, they are just placeholders. I was hoping to upgrade my acounts as soon as possible on posterous
      and cargo collective
      so I can fully consumize the navigation bar. Oh, also need to scale down the icons properlly :)

    Again, thanks for the comments

  6. David said on

    It looks fantastic, but I agree about the frustrating navigation.
    They also open in new windows. Is that acceptable these days? Does anyone else find that annoying?

    Looks very nice though.

  7. scott said on

    The page has a real sweet design. but am i missing something or is the whole site ‘just’ one page with links to social networking sites? Maybe that is the point of this post and the blissfully aware post. Web developers, web graphic designers and similiar professionals are shifting away from hosting/developing promo website items (blog, portfolio, resume) on their own site toward using ‘third party’ sites for the various items and linking them together. This approach seems to yield the benefits third party sites offer and the benefits of having your own site. Why recode a portfolio interface, for example, on your own site when one exists for a collective you belong to? But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own site as well.

  8. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Maybe that is the point of this post and the blissfully aware post. Web developers, web graphic designers and similiar professionals are shifting away from hosting/developing promo website items (blog, portfolio, resume) on their own site toward using ‘third party’ sites for the various items and linking them together.

    Scott,

    I’ve written about that very phenomenon:

    The Vanishing Personal Site, 27 April 2008

  9. scott said on

    After I posting that I realized I probably just had a ‘welcome to 2007′ moment. Thanks for the reference.

  10. tully said on

    Hmm, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Nice site, nothing earth shattering.

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