New website live

over 5 years ago from , Web & UI Designer

I put my new website up last night, and would really like some feedback and comments on the layout, design, colours etc.



  • Daniel WinterDaniel Winter, over 5 years ago

    Overall: pretty good!

    Small notices as you asked for feedback: Please add active/hover states for all links. Maybe just a different background color for buttons, underlining or whatever for nav links. The feedback is a bit too minimal for the eye imho.

    Will anyone hire you because you place HTML5 and CSS3 Icons? I don't think so. It is almost mandatory to have these skills these days, therefore... just drop them.

    Get a header for the beginning of your portfolio, it just starts with the Zelda Timeline, without any explanation why this is here. Open the links in target _blank and link the image as well.

    And maybe let the header hide behind the line:

    from this Imgur

    to this Imgur

    3 points
    • Charlie HieldCharlie Hield, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      Try adding the following CSS:

      h1.tlt::after { content: ''; position: absolute; left: 0; right: 0; bottom: -12px; height: 21px; background: #9f0ae5; }

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  • Joacim NilssonJoacim Nilsson, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    I have a question and a speed fix ^

    Question What is the reason of your site, the goal? Why do you have it?

    Speedfix You could add Ajax support and use window.history.pushState to get a fluid feeling browsing the site.

    I've added that to my site, I've pasted the link so you get what I mean :) http://joacimnilsson.se/

    0 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Random thoughts:

    The characters per line feels awfully high. I think the whole site would feel tighter and more succinct if you made the width much more narrow.

    The centered text under the screenshots feels cheap. Probably the characters per line again, but the centering feels wrong too.

    The harsh purple "visit site" buttons are probably too grabby for me, and pull my eye away from the actual work and the words about the work.

    The copywriting could be much cleaner. Resist the urge to make lists in copy—people won't read it. Don't make your devotion to your craft sound like an on-and-off again thing. For instance, if I was your CD on this, I'd edit:

    My name is Phil Stringfellow, and I'm a web and UI designer from Liverpool, UK. I've been designing websites on and off for about 14 years now, professionally for 8 of them.

    to become

    I'm Phil Stringfellow, hailing from Liverpool with 14 years of web design experience.

    0 points
  • Ricardo NunesRicardo Nunes, over 5 years ago

    Looks cool :)

    Just some things you could improve, disregarding what already has been said: Avoid having duplicate code on your website. The 2 different navs aren't necessary. You can just hide the mobile burger on desktop and keep it all to 1 nav, instead of having two.

    You could use srcset on the images, alongside the src, so you can serve retina images ( check http://blog.cloudfour.com/responsive-images-101-part-3-srcset-display-density/ for a quick tut)

    On mobile landscape the "get in touch" isn't centred and the images of the main content (html, photoshop) are using the full with of the container.

    On mobile portrait, the footer menu is overlapping.

    Oh, and the favicon is giving me a 404.

    Hope this helps you :)

    0 points
  • Jay Morris, over 5 years ago

    I dig it. Nice and simple design. Easy to read and navigate.

    Only thing I dislike is the contact. I don't like the default mail program launch when you click on email. Probably better to just list your email address or maybe a contact form.


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