After getting a lot of complaining about my old domain Yiiiiii.com, I got new domain and new design for portfolio website.
Actually it is my 4th or maybe 5th domain since I started to build my own website. It used to be designbyyi.com, yiayiayi.com, yiiiiii.com, and maybe another one I can’t remember. I was planing to get a domain like yiliu.com, yidesign.com or yi-design.com, but they had been taken already. This time, I finally decide to use yiliudesign.com since it is not bad and available at this point. This is my new domain, and it is going to be a really long term used domain in the future since it is the best one I could have at this point. It is typical for a portfolio website.
I was not interested in yiliudesign.com at first, because it is not attractive. Western people are not familiar with yiliu, which is my name. But I suddenly found yiliudesign.com is awesome. Despite it is my name, yiliu also sounds like “first-class” or “Yi’s genre” in Chinese. So it is kind of metaphor of that my design is a first-class genre. That is what I hope.
What is good design for portfolio?
New design for portfolio website has been established at the same time. As a designer, it is very easy to hate my own works after a period of time. I feel bad about my every portfolio website design weeks later after I made it. I’m not sure it is about aesthetic fatigue or unsuccessful design. There is a truth that I never feel boring about successful commercial website like apple.com, so I assume that my design is not comfortable enough to watch several times a day. Good web design should be simple and, at the same time, durable.
Good design always looks easy.
Maybe next step is learn how to make WordPress theme.