Show DN: New portfolio site

over 6 years ago from , Designer at LOOP


I've published out my new portfolio, I hope you guys like it! Check out works/case studies page swell! It's on dribbble too!


Bye, Ismet.


  • Vincent MillikenVincent Milliken, over 6 years ago

    Really nice site, only feedback would be for your case studies, try and tone down the animations on scroll. I think you don't need them there, its a bit distracting.

    7 points
  • Xavi EsteveXavi Esteve, over 6 years ago

    Very nice portfolio Ismet!

    While not design related I guess it'll make a big difference to look for some native speaking English friend to have a look at the text and fix some grammatical mistakes, it will make you look more professional to potential employers :)

    3 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, over 6 years ago

    Is pixel perfect still a trend?

    3 points
  • Guillaume LecollinetGuillaume Lecollinet, over 6 years ago

    Nice work. One problem I've noticed: in your main headline, you write "I am UI and UX designer". Shouldn't you say "I am a UI and UX designer" instead?

    3 points
    • Andrew BeckwithAndrew Beckwith, over 6 years ago

      I have to second Guillaume's point here. This highlights an important issue for me.

      Firstly I want to make it clear that I'm extremely impressed with your site and your English is good. I see that you're from Bosnia, so it's very impressive to see such great copy when it's not your first language.

      However... There are several (only small) errors in spelling and grammar across the site that I would prioritise as the first thing to address.

      I realise I sound like a boring school teacher here, but spelling and grammar should have just as much focus as the design - after all, a great eye for detail is what makes a good designer right?

      Great work though Ismet!

      0 points
    • Ismet Trako, over 6 years ago

      Good point, well I'll ask someone to help me fix few grammar mistakes here! Thanks!

      0 points
  • Jonathan SuhJonathan Suh, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Hi Ismet,

    Lovely work you have there. I like your color palette, type, and designs.

    Just a few things to consider or I noticed.

    I personally feel like the animations keep you waiting and detracts a bit from the experience. Possibly consider less movement or make them snappier.

    The load of the site and case studies seem to be a bit sluggish—I'm not sure if the preloader provides much value, especially if it keeps you waiting a lengthy period of time. Maybe consider progressively loading the content as the user scrolls or show progress so the user is aware of what to expect and when?

    You're probably aware of them but just some responsive stuff like overlapping and overflows to consider throughout the site.

    Again, lovely work and thanks for sharing.

    2 points
  • André MatiazzoAndré Matiazzo, over 6 years ago

    Great work! But be careful: you wrote "typograhpy" in all case study sections.

    Also, I think that the line-height used in these sections' paragraphs are pretty high. You could try 25px instead.

    2 points
  • Leon KLeon K, over 6 years ago

    You might want to switch to another host or upgrade bandwidth temporarily.

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

    2 points
  • Ed FairmanEd Fairman, over 6 years ago

    Nice clean example, great presentation. Like it! Agree with Vincent though - keep animations tasteful. Also, just an error when viewing http://ismet.me/eat-cs.html - huge spacing under footer. I think you can sort this with sticky footer: http://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/sticky-footer/

    2 points
    • Ismet TrakoIsmet Trako, over 6 years ago

      Thanks! Yeah already said, gonna reduce animations a bit. I had that small problem on smaller resolutions, what display size/resolutoin you have?

      0 points
  • Alexander ZizzoAlexander Zizzo, over 6 years ago

    You have a backface-visibility error affecting webkit browsers. It causes the fixed nav to glitch when scrolling (quickly) over the hero unit.

    1 point
  • Will Hitchcock, over 6 years ago

    This looks great! Fantastic work.

    "Do I meet your requirements?" is kind of a strange thing to say. It sounds a little robotic. I would suggest something more like "Interested in working together?" or "Like what you see?".

    1 point
  • Kilian ZelfoKilian Zelfo, over 6 years ago

    I think you really have to tone down the amount of animation, especially when presenting your work. Everything slides/tumbles and falls in, but it gets boring really fast. Most of your presentation is nice though, just please don't use angled views for interfaces anymore, it's not helpful and looks horrible. And please let someone else read over your texts, it will help you a lot!

    Since your only 18 I'm sure, the world can expect a whole lot more nice things from you to come.

    Keep it up :)

    1 point
  • Jahit JJahit J, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Really love the way you have implemented your case study on your site! One thing though I got a little confused on how to navigate back to the main page from your case study page.

    1 point
  • Anders DrageAnders Drage, over 6 years ago

    Generally, I think you're displaying your work in bad way. It's all perspectives and isometric, and really doesn't do anything else then cover your work, when you should display it as big as you can, and hopefully 1:1.

    1 point
    • Jessica PaoliJessica Paoli, over 6 years ago

      My thoughts exactly. The perspective app mockups are a neat trick for one hero shot, but it's very difficult to tell what you've actually designed.

      Since you're a UX designer as well as a UI designer, it would be beneficial to read about why you made decisions you did instead of just explaining what those decisions are.

      1 point
  • Christopher Mansfield, over 6 years ago

    While everyone has designed a similar site before, there is something refreshing about your protfolio. It is very clean and sharp.

    I would also be wary of removing some of the animations, some may think its too much but they could very well act as a strong visual signifier and help people remember your brand.

    1 point
  • Denis NistratovDenis Nistratov, over 6 years ago

    Beautiful style! Like it! And great animation too!

    1 point
  • Maxime HeckelMaxime Heckel, over 6 years ago

    I love the effect when the content appears as you are scrolling down. I'm not an expert in CSS, how did you manage to do this ? Any good tutorial ?

    1 point
  • Delete My AccountDelete My Account, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Nice work mate!

    1 point
  • Christian Krammer, over 6 years ago

    For me it looks too much like every single portfolio site out there at the moment: big image of something irrelevant, big text, outline button. Heck, it's your portfolio, why do you want to depict an image of a mountain? Do you like to climb? Do you like fresh air? Do you like photos of mountains? If you take such a photo, at least tell us, what it means to you. But even better: show yourself on your portfolio, make it more personal.

    On the project pages I think the information is too scattered, I don't think you need a different section for every aspect of your design with a numbering and a title. Keep it simple.

    I think it's also not optimal that you replace the general navigation with the project navigation. I would use both.

    And the animations are really too much for my taste. They should be subtle, not ubiquitous.

    Apart from that it looks good, but is nothing special that differentiates you from the rest. I really always wonder why talented graphic designers, that are capable of so much more always choose the easy path.

    0 points
  • Fabian SocarrasFabian Socarras, over 6 years ago

    Great job on the portfolio, Ismet. I did notice that on the "Work" page, if you scroll all the way to the footer and back up again quickly, your nav glitches and duplicates. Otherwise excellent work!

    0 points
  • Sherwin HuangSherwin Huang, over 6 years ago

    There is way too much page loading. When you go back to a page you have already been to before, the loading animation shouldn't display all over again. Also, having loading as a modal overlay that covers the entirety of the interface means that the user is not able to choose a different page while waiting for loading. A bit too restricting.

    0 points
  • Gareth PriceGareth Price, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    This isn't helpful: http://cl.ly/image/2x1Z101h3d0t

    Perspective shots are for dribbble (heh), not your portfolio.

    (Other than that: it's great!:) )

    0 points
  • Sam HKSam HK, over 6 years ago

    Hi Ismet! I love the layout and the way you have presented your work. Really clean and simple. I will relay the point about what others have said on here. The animations are cool but maybe a bit overdone.

    One thing that does get confusing is the use of your navigation, especially when going down to smaller screen sizes. As a personal preference I don't like that when you go into the Case Study page you lose your universal navigation. I think that the previous and next is a good idea to flick between the case studies, but perhaps have it below the main navigation?

    Also when you are looking at it via a mobile you do not get the option of flicking between your case studies?

    There are a few bits and pieces that may need to be looked at when on a mobile also. You have some text overlapped and various elements that are not aligned properly. If it helps I was viewing it on an iPhone 4s?

    0 points
  • Andrew SapiensAndrew Sapiens, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Looks great, love the animations but I will agree with some of the commenters that you should tone it down a bit.

    One suggestion I have is to create a folder structure for your HTML files, and renaming them to index.html. That way your URLs can be http://ismet.me/about/ rather than http://ismet.me/about.html. It just creates cleaner URLs.

    0 points
  • Christian Krammer, over 6 years ago

    Just one quick thing, I will have a deeper look later: It's never a good idea to use "Lorem Ipsum", but at a portfolio where you showcase your work, it is a very bad idea.

    0 points
  • Matt SoriaMatt Soria, over 6 years ago

    Very nice! Love the navigation between work samples! Did you build it into any CMS of any sort? Just curious... Very good job though!

    0 points