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I can't tell if this is satire :/
yeah obviously the format people decide to take their breaks in is a very subjective one. As someone that lives in new york city there is a huge difference between spending the weekend in a manhattan neighbourhood to spending one in a rural area. Lots of people do indeed like camping. This site would not be aimed at them. Sounds like you might be one of those people. Glad you like the design though. It was a fun side project I threw together in a week or so when a client project got delayed.
lol. why does there have to be a tent for it to be chill? A roof isn't chill?
Some feedback: — Copy writing needs work - it reads as an awkward mix of statement-like notes, and flowing prose within the paragraphs. Choose a style and stick to it.
— I love the navigation bar, it's brilliant. (although is the plus meant to rotate fully so it's an X? - at the moment it's off-kilter)
— Having the 'Large' bots project first is very confusing. Think about the flow of the projects as a narrative, think about it through the lens of a first time visitor that knows nothing about you. And also imagine that people are skimming the copy on your website, because they are. The visuals you display look complex and overwhelming, and do not provide a concise visual snapshot of what you do. Which is the purpose your first project needs to serve. I understand it's a complex concept to successfully communicate visually, but I think you need to find a different approach, or not have it as the first project people see when they scroll.
— very confused what the 'office manager tech stack' thing was.
— The display of screenshots mostly in grids feels very flat. There’s also no real visual rhythm to any of it, and that's an issue for a page that long. The grids of thumbnails make it very un-inviting, and visually very fatiguing. With a long scroll page like this you just have to work harder to present the work otherwise people will get bored/lost very quickly. While I know a designer designing their own portfolio is immensely hard, if potential clients/employers struggle as much as I did to digest your work, that will tell them all they need to know about you as a designer I’m afraid.Some of your actual work doesn't look that bad, but you're doing it a disservice presenting it this way.
— A lot of the text sits far too close to the thumbnails, creates a very awkward tension, and not in a good way. Just needs more finesse.
— Break the ‘Contact Me’ out visually from the projects, it’s a totally different thing, it shouldn’t look the same. If someone does see something they like, and then struggle to find a way to contact you, it’ll rightly be a massive red flag for them.
— Respect the click-bait headline with Times New Roman. :) Don't hate the font, feels kind of purposefully naive which I think you were going for
everything's been done before.
hasn't it always been?
I get pissed when an email client opens and it's not been clear it was going to do that, and I'm no-one's mom.
Also, my mom is not the lowest common denominator.
It's by Danny fucking Boyle. The guy made Trainspotting for god sake - It has to be worth a watch.
'looking for a full-time job'
So yeah, this isn't the way to get one.
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Good call - thanks Gideon!