The wiggly lines background is nice, as are the fonts. Good job.
Well done, love what you did with it. However, if the goal of this site is to showcase yourself as a designer / developer / whatever, or to find a job, I would probably want to see some work - there's not a single portfolio piece, or a link to an external portfolio.
But if that wasn't your goal, well done.
Thanks Jeff, 100%. Was going for a lightweight personal site and I plan to add more portfolio pieces in the future as I write them up :)
I like it, it is pretty low contrast though . I can hardly read some of the text. The tags, the date, the explanatory text. And also the hover social icons.
Thanks Raphael—good call. I've made those a bit darker to improve the readability.
I really like the statistics near the bottom. I don't think I've ever seen something like that before and I found it quite humorous as well as an interesting look into your life for anyone who may be looking to hire you.
Already told you, but this is A+ work
Beautiful beautiful site. Way to make yellow work at such a scale. I was wondering what devices/apps you are using to pull the statistics like steps/sleep/inbox/etc.
Thanks Nick! Health data is coming via Fitbit API, inbox is coming from a Google Apps script that runs every few minutes, portfolio data is coming from a spreadsheet I have that pulls in live pricing data, and music data is coming from Last.fm.
Is there any chance you could share that Google Apps script with us? I'd be very interested in it!
I love the title font.
Really like the way this looks, Zachary! :) The yellow works so well with the big black typography.
I was wondering: How do you pull the data for the 'now reading' section? Thanks!
Thanks Thomas! That's coming via a Pinboard private RSS feed—I tag articles I like with #nowreading and the latest article shows up there.
Just so so good!
Your site makes me want to interact with it! It's so rare to see a site where you feel the urge to explore it!
Enjoyed your post on Goolge Maps vs Citymapper, although they have different use cases - I use Citymapper 2 or 3 times every single day, it's almost indispensable to a Londoner. But if I need to find out where the nearest Yo Sushi is, I still use GMaps, or if I need to find out where a party I'm going to later is I still look it up on a map first. It's an odd instinct. I seem to only use Citymapper if I'm trying to get from A to B whereas it can be used for much more.
Thanks for the kind words! Re: Citymapper, I've ended up being the same way. It's really context dependent, and I hope Citymapper keeps thinking about holes in the product so I can switch over 100%. Just felt like I needed to write something about one of my favorite homescreen apps :)
Very nice! As someone who is working on my own personal site I love absorbing work from designers much more qualified than myself. The title font is absolutely beautiful, I love how crisp it is.
My only question is: why the personal stats? Some seem a bit unnecessary, albeit extremely cool to be able to collect and wonderfully displayed. Just a tiny musing and by no means an attack or insult on your work. Thanks for sharing.
I really dig this Zach. (I'm kind-of a suck for that yellow / black combo --- a similar palette which I think Mike Kus put to such great use on the Mixd site: http://mikekus.com/portfolio/mixd).
Only teeny-weeny critical comment is that, as some other have noted, the contrast on the body text next to the writing + articles section is just a bit too light for comfortable readability IMHO. Like 10% darker / less opacity would do the trick.
PS: Finally: "Now Listening" - Gorillaz, Dirty Harry, killer-killer track. Danger Mouse rules.
Just saw this when you don't enter anything into the contact box:
Made me smile.
Nice organization. Reminds me a lot of Sputnik's site, particularly the about page: http://sputnikcreative.com/is