I really appreciate, that my academy is remaking the website, anyways, there is room for improvement in following areas:
- design consistency
In the menu on the left, there are rounded boxes and dropshadows, nowhere else, the background image varies for widget boxes on the right and the overall background. The style of the icons (compare top right to social media) and also the headlines to the right vary a lot. Some of them are type, some are images.
The whole left main navigation is one picture. It is not optimizeable for search engines and uses an image map. No HTML5 elements are used at all, which would also improve machine readability. Headlines are not in <h1> to <h6> tags.
The font for the headlines is very thick and not easy to read, especially not when it gets below 30px. In the lower corner there is even some “webfont” logo, I recommend checking out fontsquirrel.com. The background image is very noisy and too intense for good readability.
I’m not mad about that my portfolio is not featured, I just point out the things that really struck me. I hope my critique is perceived in the respectful way it is meant to be.