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Client Spotlight: Arnfinn Ingebrigtsen

In our latest Client Spotlight, we decided to change things up a bit and interview someone who has been working very hard at the frontend of SocialEngine Cloud and who has made it a priority to share with not only us but also the entire SocialEngine community his work.

We are excited to interview Arnfinn Ingebrigtsen of Face It, a SocialEngine Cloud community that’s focused on sharing anything from the most talked about news, to the latest meme or just about anything in-between.  Arnfinn has been extremely active and helpful within the SocialEngine community over the last few months and we were excited to talk with him the other day about his background, designing for SocialEngine Cloud and the future of Face It.

 

SocialEngine Cloud Face It Norge

 

Who is Arnfinn Ingebrigtsen and how do you currently fit into the creative landscape?

Arnfinn Ingebrigsten: I am just a small town guy from Norway. I work at one of the biggest telecom companies in Norway called Telenor. When it comes to designing and creating websites, I have always seen my self as a Noob, but I think I can go places with the ideas I have and evolve to maybe start taking on bigger projects.

What types of projects are you currently working on?

Arnfinn: I am working on themes and mods for SocialEngine Cloud. My latest Project here is Face It v.2. This is what I have had the most focus on. It is inspired by 9Gag, but with a few twists. I also have some other projects outside the SocialEngine Cloud world, I have a project for a Bowling Firm here in Stavange, Norway that I have produced the web site for and that I update.

Which designers and creative minds were your biggest inspirations?

Arnfinn: The first webpage I made, was a torrent tracker. So TBdev was the guy who made me want to start designing but after that I went with WordPress, and here I have used and been inspired by WooThemes.

How easy was it to cater SocialEngine Cloud to your specific needs?

Arnfinn: Surprisingly, it was easy to a certain point. The main design was easy, but some of the features you guys have implemented into SocialEngine Cloud needed to fit, that was not so easy all the time. But I managed it, and the more I work on themes the easier it is to get it right!

What’s next? What else are you working on?

Arnfinn: As I said earlier, I am working on Face It v.2, This is almost done and I love the design. After testing the themes I have made on my domain, we found out that we are going to rerelease Face It. So that is what I work on, but I also have a theme that I call Bricks Gag, that is going to be free theme for the community.

Anything else you would like to add?

Arnfinn: I just want to say that I love this platform and I am going to continue to work on themes and mods. I will also announce that I have released the Digg Board theme for free.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Jinamun Mouhmad Abu Alhaj

    bad work!!!!!!!

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      What don’t you like about his work? Just curious.

    • Arnfinn Ingebrigtsen

      Hey, Its Arnfinn here speaking. What exactly is bad? I have been working with this engine for 1 month give or take a week or 2. I am learning the basics on how it works and how to customize it. I am open for critics, so please give me feedback on what you think is bad!?!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Jinamun Mouhmad Abu Alhaj

        I do not speak English very well, but look at the top menu fully design and precision does not exist . and look the tab and Profile design I think also it also lacks perfection .
        I think that the theme needs a lot of adjustments and wait for the other views Maybe be my words correctly.

        • Nick Swartz

          Design is very critical to social networking. If you don’t show enthusiasm with your work, a lot of people will think It’s a cheap website and move onto something better. I understand you are low budget, although If you don’t intent to invest and run everything free, It will not work well.

      • Dan

        As a design point of view I see allot of challenges, I myself am not a very great fan of advertisements screaming at me when I visit a website but that’s my opinion. The uploaded images seem to be very low quality, why is that? Your logo seems very 1980′s created in Paint or Word in less then 2 minutes. About site content, as a visitor I have no clue what the purpose is of this website, it does not stand out in some way. Nothing personal, just some constructive feedback from my point of view. Anyway wishing you good luck with you site.

        • Arnfinn Ingebrigtsen

          Thank you both for the feedback.. Regarding the logo position, it is supposed to be floating a little down from the bar.. And the design of the logo, I know it is not a great design, I am not expert on photoshop. So this is a temp design. When it comes to the ads, we need funds to survive, and these ads provides those funds. This a low budget system, just to test out the market. If it can survive, we are going to invest more of our money into it. About the information for what we are, I agree, we need to have more information. So we have started the work on a great landing page. We hope to have that one up within some days. The Quality of the pictures on the new,top and hot is poor, I know. We do not know why, because on the post pages they are perfect. So that is an issue we are looking into. Hope this answered some of your questions. Thank you for your feedback and we will look into everything.

  • blizzerdz

    We have done some some major updating on the webpage now. Hope you like it better now..

  • Stepan

    what is that? high school project?