- Tracking: Space between letters ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracking_(typography) ).
- Leading: Space between lines of text ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leading )
- Kerning: A refinement of letter spacing between 2 specific characters so that space between letters looks consistent across a body of text. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning ).
The other two are self-explanatory .
Everything seems to be too close together (like “doe” and “joe” in the back). Things that could be aligned (since you’re going for a more “classic” or formal style) are not, like “web designer” and “joe”/”doe”. Also, the font’s kerning isn’t great. Check the spaces between “PA” and “AN” in “Company” for an example.
Haven’t followed the betas much , but I’ll be using WP3 for my next website. Custom content types without plugins? woooohoooo
Hi! The first one is the best of the three. Here’s my take on the cards:
- Colors: All your cards have very simple (monotone) palettes which makes them uninteresting. Read up on some color theory.
- Type: I’d say refrain from weird fonts like those in card #2 (at least, for the moment).
- General: Elements in these cards don’t seem to integrate, layouts look unbalanced and some things are way too close together (front in card #2 is an example of all of this). They also seem to lack a “theme” or intention.
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Hope they worked a little more on performance and integration, and not just features (though Content Aware is teh awesome )
Thanks! I agree with what you’ve said, just needed someone to pinpoint it really. Will review my skills and try again when ready.
That’s the right attitude!
You can use two columns, I used to in my old CV and it was A4 as well. Just mind the sizes and spaces.
I like the first concept, maybe a small birdie or something would make it stand out more. This would definitively bring more exposure to the marketplaces.you are not tweetening? lol….where you’ve been?
Damn, I really need to get into tweeter now…
I just got out of my cave a few days ago, and I’m finally tweeting
While I don’t consider myself a seasoned professional here’s a few ideas:
- Whitespace: Everything seems too close together. Make a separation between the different sections of the cv, and add interest by adding space between the different elements.
- “ResumeCV”: This looks huge, doesn’t really add much to the design and the drop shadow doesn’t help it.
- Drop Shadows: Drop shadows can help or break a design, use them with caution. Try to use fewer (or none at all) and make them much more subtle.
- Section headers: (I’m talking about “personal details”, etc.). The colors don’t play nice together. The text doesn’t seem aligned right inside the shapes. Sometimes it’s too close to the edge of the paper, sometimes it’s too big for the containing shape and in others it seems to be too low in relation to the container.
- The small type in the second column: It’s way too small and the leading is too big. Also the font size seems to be different in each text.
- Loose the dot in the first column.
Hope you find this useful .
+1 on Dropbox. You can put the dropbox folder on an external drive and have an automator/script/app copy the files there for you every day or so. That way you get two backups.