New Portfolio — Luke Jones(lukejones.me)

almost 3 years ago from Luke Jones, Product Design & Research

  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, almost 3 years ago

    Looks nice. Thanks for making it quick/fast and avoiding the pitfalls like scrolljacking and gratuitous animations. :)

    One suggestion — change the mailto: link on Say Hello. I think this falls under "personal opinion" territory, but I don't like mailto:'s because they spring open an e-mail instantly and it's an interruption of the experience. Also, I believe mailto: links are easier for bots/crawlers to harvest... so if you're not careful, you may inadvertently become a spam victim that way. I'm not sure exactly what the best way to handle a graceful contact page is these days, though... some people use a contact form, some people have a "Contact" page and then disallow nice bots to scrape it via a robots.txt file... just a thought.

    1 point
    • Luke JonesLuke Jones, almost 3 years ago

      Thanks! I don’t want you to think this is a knee jerk reaction / an excuse, but...

      • I used mailto: on purpose, as it allows people who do use it to click it and pop open their email editor no matter the device but also allows people to right-click or hold to copy it into the mail editor of choice.
      • I think spam is a personal problem. Whether I get spam or not shouldn’t affect the person who uses the website. I want people to email me in the easiest way possible. If that’s spam then so be it! No need to obfuscate things for the sake of robots or my own convenience.
      4 points