Revamp of my personal site (kieronkeenan.com)

1 year ago from Kieron Keenan, Senior Product Designer

  • Markus BerghMarkus Bergh, 1 year ago

    Apart from a clean look and simple yet easy navigation I found it heavy, the work section alone weights over 6 MB of data.

    Maybe you can consider using a lower resolution for the images?

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    • James Young, 1 year ago

      Could just make them srcset, jpg and lazyload and the initial page weight would drop massively.

      It's always interesting seeing sites like this launched and missing such fundamental things for the modern web even for people who are not developers this sort of thing should be at least considered on a basic level.

      That aside, I like the look and feel of the site Kieron, got a really friendly vibe to it which is no doubt thanks to the colour palette of many of your projects. :thumbsup:

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      • , 1 year ago

        Thanks for the feedback and complement James! Yourself and Markus are spot on - I did a bit of compression but nothing to a proper standard. Going to add it to my list and review those assets asap!

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      • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 1 year ago

        Could just make them srcset, jpg and lazyload...even for people who are not developers this sort of thing should be at least considered on a basic level.

        There is nothing basic about that approach to setting up images on the web. I have been designing and coding web pages since Netscape 0.9b and I need to reference my notes when using srcset. Frank Chimero wrote a great article about the problems with "modern" web design. You should read it.

        update: Here's another great article about the complexity of the web that not only references Frank's article, it quotes many other leading web industry veterans and their struggle keeping up with technology.

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    • , 1 year ago

      Yeah, great point man! I did some basic optimization on the assets folder but nothing too detailed. I'll add that to my list and review all the assets and see what I can scale down and reduce! Thanks dude!

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