Why you gotta light spiders on fire like that? :(
Ahaha, sorry :( My wife is deathly afraid of them, and he's been killing spiders for her when I'm not home since he was 1. Squashing them just doesn't cut it for him anymore
If the upvote count on this comment is an indication, I'd remove that line. It causes pause and detracts from what otherwise is a wonderful portfolio. You have some solid work, and I love the "buck the designer stereotype" intro story.
At your request, I've removed the line, and apologies for any offenses. FWIW, that definitely wasn't my intention.
If someone were to read that post and that line alone stands out, they've definitely missed the crux, heart, and meat of the post. It was more heart and written to myself than anyone else.
Thanks for the kind words! When you say "buck the designer stereotype story," which story are you referring?
The Boring on Purpose intro. It's great.
Don't feel pressure to remove it. It's your voice. That sentence made it unique.
I really like it, nice work! Bookmarked
Thanks, Mitch—Appreciate it!
Love the exploding logo!
Thanks! One downfall to the mobile experience is you're unlikely to see the animation unless there's a bottleneck. Considered adding a small delay on touch devices but didn't want to detract from the snappiness of the UX—spent a lot of time configuring to make the site fast.
Solid site Jonathan, well done and the blog post 'Boring on Purpose' really struck a chord with me. I find myself in the same situation, though I'm 32, 1 kid (2nd on the way), wife and living in the Arctic... though Chicago is close enough from what I hear :) Keep up the good work!
Thanks Rhys! Definitely refreshing to not only share my heart in that post but also know that it resonated with many that have read it.
I've never experienced the arctic, but last year's "polar vortex" had to have been close!
Did you use Jekyll to build this site?
Also, very nice work!
I sure did! More details on the build is at the end of the about page under Colophon: https://jonsuh.com/about/
I also wrote an in-depth post on the technologies used in a post https://jonsuh.com/blog/need-for-speed/ A few things have changed since that post is older (I'm now using grunt-sass and Bourbon instead of Compass, replaced Foundation with Bourbon Neat, no more S3 as a CDN, and running https). I'm planning on updating that post a bit to reflect what I'm doing right now.
Very nice. Simple but with a lot of attention to detail... the logo burst, the social icon backgrounds, red alert on the email input, heart beat in the footer. Dig it.
FYI when I pulled it up in the Android Designer News app this is how the menu looked (screenshot: http://take.ms/Ak4k5). Was fine when I opened in mobile Chrome so it must have something to do with the web view. Not sure if it's worth looking into but figured you might want to know.
Hey Justin, glad you noticed the little things. I definitely put in a lot of effort to care for the details.
And thanks for the heads up on the issue from the DN app! I'll see if I can get my hands on it to see if there's I can do about it.
Awesome stuff! The exploding logo is great and I really like the way you've presented your work.
Thank you, Matt!
"Maybe I’m too simple, and it’s probably just one of my many flaws, but at the last days of my life, woe unto me if I’ve managed to win the hearts of many but failed to keep the hearts of my loved ones."
Loved it! Well said. Sounds EXACTLY like my life! Great writing.
Regarding design: Loved it! Very clean. I'm glad you didn't go overboard on JS effects, transitions etc.
Glad you can relate—it's definitely something I struggle with and need constant reminders, which is why I wrote that post.
Oh yeah—I thought adding too much would detract from the experience and would distract more than enhance. I usually stay on the conservative side when it comes to animations and effects.
Have a question. You've used a font like
Roboto Draftwhich I think is better than
Roboto. I've searched it on google fonts but I couldn't find.
So where did you find that font?
When Google released their Spec Design page http://www.google.com/design/spec/, their page was using the new Roboto 2.0 but Webfonts was still using 1.0. I did a view-source on their page and noticed they were using
Roboto Draftto use 2.0.
Looks like they updated Webfonts' Roboto to use 2.0—I just haven't changed it.
https://github.com/Polymer/font-roboto - it contains the link to the stylesheet that links the font. Install it with bower, or copy it straight from here: http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=RobotoDraft:regular,bold,italic,thin,light,bolditalic,black,medium&lang=en
Looks really nice, super easy to understand where everything is, and I love that fading hover effect on the 'view work' links. Also, hello Chicago neighbor!
Thanks for the feedback! What's up, neighbor!
Would love and appreciate any feedback!—especially bugs of misspellings.
Soft launched over the weekend to work out bugs, but definitely likely I missed something.