• Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 7 years ago

    This is gorgeous. I disagree with whoever says the boxes disappearing and reappearing is a bad thing. They give the site a sense of freshness and dynamism—and they let me focus on the work at key moments without the distraction of the portfolio chrome.

    Great job!

    7 points
    • , 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      Holy crap! I've actually known your work since I heard you on Design Details podcast, the one at Etsy. I've also read your blog posts regarding your portfolio performance on google analytics. Thank you for your generous feedback and for looking at my portfolio. This really got me amped up.

      5 points
  • Matt WilliamsMatt Williams, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Instead of transitioning the position of elements use transform:translate();

    So instead of changing the top position on hover go from transform: translate(0); to transform: translate(n);

    It will look much smoother and you won't have frame rate loss.

    4 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, 7 years ago

    You have some interesting work in there, but the boxes that float over text, disappear, and reappear as you scroll are incredibly detracting.

    4 points
  • Austin Knight, 7 years ago

    Jae, this is really excellent, especially on mobile. Your design aesthetic, interactions, and subtle animations are on point. Like others here, I also love your conversational and humble writing style. Very nice job - will be sharing this around :)

    3 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, 7 years ago

    Just looked on my iPhone; lovely, depth of content is just right and there's a good balance of visual and copy. The 'See it Live' button is great, as it is so important to see real live projects.

    Only criticism, the social media icons need to be SVGs or 2x PNGs to look super crisp on retina displays. Other than that, lovely site, great portfolio!

    1 point
  • Drew KochDrew Koch, 7 years ago

    I can't read anything with the text sideways

    1 point
  • Nicolas THIRYNicolas THIRY, 7 years ago

    This is awesome ! Love how you played with the frame.

    0 points
  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, 7 years ago

    The style of the site is really strong. Typography, strong colours and borders are all great. I'm not sure about the frame though. Does it need to be there? I realise it disappears when needed to focus on content, but does it need to be there at all? On my 13" screen I'm somewhat limited on screen space.

    Also do you need to animate all the content? I like animating elements on load, but I tend to avoid going overboard. Keeping to assistive elements rather than the main content means that users who want to "skip to the good stuff" can do.

    These are of course just an opinion, you don't have to listen to me. This site will make a big impact on prospective employers. Great job.

    P.S. You might want to switch your icons to SVG so they look good on retina displays ;)

    0 points
  • Abhinav SrivastavaAbhinav Srivastava, 7 years ago

    Like your writing style, it comes off as honest and humble. I am not a big fan of the main box around the content, I think it would look a lot cleaner and focussed with fewer elements. You could check out the following designers of dribbble who do a great job with floating elements Gene Ross and Barthelemy Chalvet. Hope it helps.

    0 points
    • , 7 years ago

      Will be checking those dribbble accounts for a better understanding. Thanks for your feedback!

      0 points
  • Saransh SinhaSaransh Sinha, 7 years ago

    Love your writing style Jae. Specifically your 'What I learned' section at the end of the case studies. I have one gripe though - I don't know if you intended this or if it's just a bug, but the text on your case studies is overlapping with the border's that surrounds the rest of the website. I'm pointing this out since the top portion of your case study is not overlapping with the border.


    0 points
    • , 7 years ago

      thanks for the feedback! the behavior of the border and content was actually intentional :X I see that this may be distracting to many people :(

      0 points
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, 7 years ago

    Lvoe the lok of your site, but it might benefit you to have more client-focused copy. How are you trying to serve? agencies? clients? propspective employers? Who?

    0 points
    • , 7 years ago

      so true...As I aim to become mainly a designer, should I write more on the design decisions I made? This portfolio is for agency recruiters as I'd like to go into the agency world

      0 points