Love it! Really like that animation playing in the background at your 'Giffer' project.
This looks beautiful, I like how a very right amount of information I should know about each project is right on the page, as opposed to having to click through to each one to learn about it which I find portfolio sites do often and don't like.
Just a heads-up, you might want www.kyleconrad.com to re-direct to kyleconrad.com. :)
Ah, thanks for the heads up! Was having some DNS issues last night so I'll have to go fix that.
And yeah, all my portfolios in the past had visitors click through to see the work, in the hopes of creating "mystery" - but then I realized I'd rather have people just see all the work and be able to explore without them leaving the page.
Recently redesigned, moved from Wordpress to a static page, used Gulp as the build system with SASS & Compass as pre-processors. Just wanted to get feedback/opinions/all of that, as it's still very much "in progress" with work being added or adjusted and all.
It's also "open source" if you want to see how it got made - https://github.com/kyleconrad/portfolio-spring-2014
Kyle, you've got some really great work in your portfolio. I think the amount of info and images in each project's section is the perfect amount. No one project is too drawn out and the different backgrounds keep everything really fresh. This is especially important for a long scrolling site. Great job!
One thing I didn't like was the large amount of white space in the header. I think you need a better way of catching the viewer's attention right from the start. I get the contrast, but it just feels a little out of place to me compared with the rest of the sections below the fold.
Yeah this is actually something I'm still sort of playing with. I liked the idea of the simple whitespace contrasting with the full color spreads below, but I'm not totally in love with it. I think I'll continue tweaking and adjusting to see what works and what doesn't, then keep iterating and finessing until I really love what's there.
Maybe a small grid of thumbnails representing each of the projects below the fold?
Congratulations - this is a perfect example of what a portfolio should be, with no left-overs of what it shouldn't.
Just finished a huge side-gig and now I'm onto redesigning my personal site. This will certainly serve as inspiration.
*Edit: Just a heads-up your Tumblr doesn't link.
Yeah, my DNS issues from last night are continuing through today - fingers crossed that it updates sooner rather than later so the link works.
You nailed it.
Very nice, but I'm not so sure about leading with that first case study.
Any particular reason why?
Yes. Your other work is better!
Gots no feedback. Super good design man.
Beautifully done. Very tasteful. Great work!
Really strong mate, great story telling with the (mostly) graphics, right amount of detail.
As someone else has said, I would make more of a CTA? If I were in a position to, I would definitely want to find out about working with you, or at least talking. Rarely do I say this, but as much as I love the content-first approach, the 'you' bit could be more prominent!
That definitely makes sense. I'm trying to balance out "showing off the work" with the personal information - finding a way to guide people through the site while still allowing them to explore. I toyed with the idea of a fixed nav but I'm not super fond of them and I don't want to have people clicking links to get around. Maybe there's a way I can work something into it better that guides to the contact information without feeling forced.
That's fair. The journey through is great and definitely not worth sacrificing, maybe something subtle at the end of each project with a little microcopy and an anchor down to the profile...
Not for me to say though, you seem like a capable guy ;)
work is great, well presented. social/contact info seems like an afterthought though.
Really impressive body of work!
This is amazing! Really love what you've done with it.
One thing I noticed: the link for Mistaken for Strangers leads to Awesome Things. This is a shame, because I was eager to check out Mistaken for Strangers!
Ah, thanks! Fixed it now, so it should all be good.
Great portfolio, perfect amount of details for each project.