The reason I chose a “rainbow” type scale is because it engages the user with a sense of order, a balance in the visual experience. The human brain rejects what it can not organise and understand. This is known as colour harmony.
I have added descriptions for each piece of work in my portfolio. I liked the symmetry of how the equal sized boxes looked, and I didn’t want to ruin this effect by adding text underneath, so I used CSS to overlay text on each thumbnail. The text highlights in white when it is mouse overed, giving the user a sense of haptic feedback.
When a thumbnail is clicked, it now shows the work embedded into the site instead of a blank page. This was accomplished using PHP include as my whole site uses PHP to stitch together all the sections. This allows me to, for example, edit the nav bar only once and the changes will then be reflected on every page. Though this takes longer to set up, it can save a lot of time.
My “about me” page now offers a link to my CV in the PDF format.
I now have a linkedin profile which can be accessed from the “contact” page.