dont like it
Wow man, very good feedback! Here's a wild idea, maybe you should tell him why you don't...
One quick recommendation: have someone look over your copy. Seeing a bunch of misspellings and grammar errors right off the bat.
Uh oh! Thanks for the tip. I'm usually a stickler when it comes to spelling and grammar, but I really rushed to launch this. I'll take a look and fix it right now.
- Five "I"s in the first paragraph is bad writing.
- Your smile looks nervous.
- The quote on Profile doesn't look like a quote. Looks more like wrong typeface and size.
- Long delay for images to show up.
- Growing Up blog post doesn't have a date. Are you gonna be 17 forever?
- Bad line break in the footer text.
- Be nice, don't steal? There's nothing to steal. Why the rush to show an unfinished site? (and I doubt you really gonna finish them this week) Even with 10 more projects, 'be nice, don't steal' doesn't give a positive impression.
- You're only 17. No need to rush.
- I guess the only nice thing is using Meta.
What an awful comment. This is not how you give feedback. This isn't my post, so I don't feel the need to hold back when I tell you that you clearly have no idea how to help someone improve.
"Your smile looks nervous" - Really? It looks fine, you're just fishing for things to point out.
"There's nothing to steal" - This is a straight insult on another designer's work.
To Devin - As for actual feedback, I think it looks great. The blur is cool, although it's probably a chief contributor to the lag. Also not a big fan of the typeface, but that's just a personal opinion. It's gonna look a lot better as you fill it up with more projects. Keep it up!
I was just being frank and straight to the detail. I do think my points are as much constructive as I could given the little information. When you don't specify what you look for feedback, you get random opinions.
For the smile, it's very obvious to me that it doesn't look natural - that of course, is my personal opinion in contrast to yours. I don't think it's fine, you disagree. So? Does that mean my feedback isn't useful?
For the "There's nothing to steal" - I made it very clear that I meant nothing to steal from just a small amount of work - not the quality of work. It's just a harsher rephrase of the exact thing you said "it's gonna look a lot better as you fill it up with more projects".
Saying "Hey, this looks great!" is not a constructive feedback. I'm giving feedback to improve website here, not cheering up the designer for no good reasons.
I think he makes some valid points even if it was a bit brusque.
This is certainly more directed towards framing Devin as a maker and a designer for hire, showing only his top work. It's no longer fronted by his blog or about page. I know the style is likely to change but I like the shift in focus. My style is personally pretty different and I'm not a huge fan of this in terms of the aesthetic — I don't like the overlay header in this particular scenario. I find myself a bit distracted. As for the sticky header, I wish it would stow away while I'm scrolling down.
I prefer the more stable and consistent journal style. It's crisp, clean, and rhythmic. The new typeface is sweet although I always had a soft spot for the slab serifs Devin had going on.
On the other hand, I think that some of the various style comments are pretty subjective. The "be nice don't steal" doesn't bother me at all.
I think this design overall is much more originally Devin's — the previous iteration looked pretty similar to a couple other sites that come to mind. It showcases some really rock solid work, and isn't distracting from it.
While it's not the more visually appealing site I've seen, it's definitely serving it's purpose and does a good job informing visitors what you do.
Keep up the good work.
Oops, looks like I forgot the meta tags to make this responsive...brain fart.
This is a huge change for me. I hope you like it! Constructive feedback is welcome, criticism without purpose is not.