Show DN: Portfolio suggestions and criticism appreciated(vandanapai.com)

3 years ago from Vandy Pai, Product Designer @ Box

  • Dan TildenDan Tilden, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    It's visually pretty, but I find the behavior of the scrolljacking very off-putting. There are two specific problems here: one is that there is no visual feedback when scrolling, making it very unclear if scrolling is even working properly. The second is an inability to use scrolling to quickly skim through the pages, since scroll actions are "locked" to discrete events, which is essentially the opposite of how scrolling works everywhere else.

    As an example of how to do a similar effect in a more usable way, have a look at the "Apple Watch Series 2" page. While it retains the full-screen "tiles", you'll note that some elements (but not all) are allowed to scroll. This reinforces that yes, scrolling is in fact happening. In addition, scrolling never "stops" -- you can get to the bottom of the page as quickly as on a normally scrolling page.

    3 points
    • Vandy PaiVandy Pai, 3 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback! You're right, there is no visual feedback aside from the scrubber at the right. Bad UX on my part. Going to rethink the entire homepage. That Apple page is a great example.

      1 point