Looks great. Feels more like an agency website but if you are trying to get clients it works.
Getting clients is the only real purpose of the site! :)
I agree. It looks and feels more like an agency. Perhaps, it's missing a bit more personality to it - whether through language or content. As a client or company, I would like to know a little more about you (who are you, what you value, what are your design principles, what are you passionate about, etc...).
Other than that, your actual work in your portfolio looks solid.
Not entirely sure if you saw/read this, but
"(who are you, what you value, what are your design principles, what are you passionate about, etc...)"
should theoretically be answered in the sub section of the profile page. If not, please let me know what you're missing.
I think he meant that he wants to see more of your personality on the site, rather than tucked away as "facts" or whatever.
I really like the scrolling at /work and the animated triangles :)
This is quite nice. Love that you didn't try anything over the top. It does a great job of showing off your work and not the site itself.
I can see that you're a skilled designer, but you made some harmful UX choices.
On homepage, the white body text on gray background is very hard to read. If a user has to work at reading it, they won't even bother. I think you need more color contrast or use a regular instead of light typeface.
The heading "better design, better experiences" is readable, but it isn't specific or unique. Define "better". How are you better or different?
The 3 content blocks below has hard to read body text as well. The gray is too light. Also, the way you word wrap your paragraphs makes one or two words appear on the third line. Try word wrapping it so it's 2 lines, or rewrite it so it fits better.
When I'm on the "Work" page, the header turns black. This will make users feel like they landed on a different site. The header style should be consistent through each page. As for the body text, same thing mentioned before.
Really agree on the typeface and colors, was about to say the same
It looks tidy and clean. Nice job!
Your site is really fresh, great work.
Awesome work. The portfolio is clean, enjoyable to go through, well built and beautiful. Enjoyed reading your post on how you built/designed it.
This looks great! I love the simplicity and clean lines. Also A+ on all the great content! I know it's tough to collect that much info about past projects, so high five.
One suggestion: I didn't realize until very (very) far down your Work page that the "show me" buttons led to more details. I assumed it went out to the live project, I guess? A more descriptive call to action like "read more" or "case study" might be more effective.
Very good suggestion, I agree – the wording might be misleading, will work on that when I've some time.
That's a great portfolio man! Really inspiring how you manage to be a good developer and designer at the same time.
Nice work! One minor issue: on your contact page, on a large screen (iMac 27''), there is a white area below your footer (since the page content is shorter than my browser window). An easy way to fix this is to make a "sticky" footer. See: http://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/sticky-footer/
Thanks, will fix that. This happens when you design & code only on a "tiny" 15" retina screen ;)
I very much like the call to actions that lead me from page to page at the bottom of each page. Never really gave it much thought, but it seems to work much more pleasant than those one page portfolio sites.
Why did you choose to not go for a one page site?
A one-pager was never really an option for me, I just have way too much content for this.
Sure, it might be possible to separate the work entries and the blog from the "main" one-page, but I think that's just a compromise.
Putting all the stuff (not sure how deep you went, but there are really "a lot" of work and blog sub pages) on one page doesn't for me in this case.
If you don't have much to share, one page site works. Otherwise from an IA side, it's hard to distinctly organize all the pieces of information and truly in-depth case studies. If all you're planning on sharing is the date, client name, url, and single-word descriptors, more than 1 page is probably unnecessary.
Could not find a picture of you :D
Looks great. Easy to read
While I personally love this kind of design/aesthetic, I think the main "problem" is, that it looks like every other website out there at the moment. There is almost no distinction or uniqueness to it. Like already said by others, it's also laking personality. It's beautiful to show a laptop and a plant, but that says nothing about you as a person or your work.
I also think that a condensed font is very inappropriate for body copy, especially if it has a very light shade. It looks clean, but is very hard to read. Also the text over the hero image on the homepage and on some work pages. You could also bump up the size of the body copy by 1 or 2 pixels.
I also don't understand why you would hide all the content behind "Fond our more about me"? It's an unnecessary click people have to make.
Personally, I would also make a one-page-scrolling website. While you have much content at work section (which is really interesting to read, good work), you could easily shift it to an overlay or slideout when you click on the links.
But like said, the overall design is very clean and likable - I enjoy it very much and would probably also go that way if I would redesign my portfolio.
Looks clean and nice.
The hero image on the homepage though, I couldn't tell if you are a hardware designer, a planter, or a furniture designer. You could even be a writer or fashion designer as well.
Man your good at this! sehr schön!. I was very engaged and really liked your blog also.
Congratulations. It's all very nice and smooth.
Your blog runs on any platform? CMS? To generate your CSS you used SASS?
I'm using LESS, not SASS (but almost the same).
More on this here (regarding CMS): http://ivomynttinen.com/blog/just-launched-my-new-site/
all hand coded? is it running on any sort of cms for the pages/content?
All your questions are answered here ;) http://ivomynttinen.com/blog/just-launched-my-new-site/
Nice! One minor suggestion: right now, the click area on the top navigation is tiny. You have to be directly over the letters to activate the click area. If you add padding to the anchor tag and reduce it from surrounding areas, it'll be a lot easier for people to click!
Great idea, will do this once I have a free minute!
Really nice! Loving it.
I really like what you did on the Work page with having the longer comps scroll within the browser frame. Great touch.
Just using CSS for that?
Yes, it's just a simple transform (with transition) on :hover.
This is really clever and a very creative application of transition. It's quite noticeable that the most attention was given to the work section, and appropriately so. I really enjoyed the very subtle background animations as well.
Looks great. Clean, informative, great execution and direction. Love it.
Maybe I should also note that I'm planning to change the font for headings, buttons etc from the current one (Myriad Pro Condensed) to DIN Next. I think what I have live right now feels a bit too "condensed"...