31 comments

  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 7 years ago

    The wiggly lines background is nice, as are the fonts. Good job.

    10 points
  • Jeff ShinJeff Shin, 7 years ago

    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.

    5 points
    • Zach Hamed, 7 years ago

      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 :)

      1 point
  • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, 7 years ago

    I like it, it is pretty low contrast though [0]. I can hardly read some of the text. The tags, the date, the explanatory text. And also the hover social icons.

    [0] https://www.dropbox.com/s/gi4qqkd4dxw367g/Screenshot%202015-04-05%2016.42.01.png?dl=0

    5 points
    • Zach Hamed, 7 years ago

      Thanks Raphael—good call. I've made those a bit darker to improve the readability.

      1 point
  • Daniel CondraDaniel Condra, 7 years ago

    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.

    3 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 7 years ago

    Already told you, but this is A+ work

    2 points
  • Nick MorrisonNick Morrison, 7 years ago

    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.

    2 points
    • Zach Hamed, 7 years ago

      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.

      1 point
      • Max StoiberMax Stoiber, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

        Is there any chance you could share that Google Apps script with us? I'd be very interested in it!

        2 points
  • Harish KumarHarish Kumar, 7 years ago

    Yes

    1 point
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 7 years ago

    I love the title font.

    1 point
  • Thomas OffingaThomas Offinga, 7 years ago

    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!

    1 point
    • Zach Hamed, 7 years ago

      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.

      1 point
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 7 years ago

    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.

    1 point
    • Zach Hamed, 7 years ago

      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 :)

      0 points
  • A VA V, 7 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Dylan BaskindDylan Baskind, 7 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • wenjie zhangwenjie zhang, 7 years ago
    0 points
  • Razvan HRazvan H, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    love it!

    0 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 7 years ago

    Just saw this when you don't enter anything into the contact box:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qjdjjxqzqyk0e7v/Screenshot%202015-04-05%2017.05.23.png?dl=0

    Made me smile.

    0 points
  • Courtney LeonardCourtney Leonard, 7 years ago

    Nice organization. Reminds me a lot of Sputnik's site, particularly the about page: http://sputnikcreative.com/is

    0 points