11 comments

  • A. M. ­DouglasA. M. ­Douglas, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    I agree with Matthew Blode's sentiments regarding the type.

    You don't need that Bootstrap CSS file, since you do not appear to use it for anything. Even if you did use it for something, you wouldn't need all of it.

    4 points
  • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    I feel that the font pairing and colour combination is very jarring. The serif font has very high contrast between thick and thin strokes and is difficult to read on a mobile.

    Combined with the monospace typeface, the text seems confused. Is it aiming for elegance or a terminal vibe?

    Other than that I think the website is easy to navigate, is very performant, and pleasantly minimal.

    3 points
    • David Gomes, 4 years ago

      Yes, I had read about serif typefaces being hard to read on phones (Medium uses a sans-serif on mobiles but a serif on laptops), I'll look into that thank you!

      0 points
      • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, 4 years ago

        I think Medium's primary fonts are consistent between platforms. The Android app does use a serif font for body text. However, the problem is with the specific typeface. Maybe explore some different options and decide which one is the most legible while still having the aesthetic value that you want to convey.

        1 point
      • Stephen Tomlinson, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

        Agree with Matthew. It's not a serif vs sans issue, just that the font you have chosen is very thin and has a high contrast. It looks like a Didone, which are not a style of font that are particularly easy to read. If you want a font has has the same upright feel to it, but is more readable, I'd suggest you check out FF Meta Serif.

        I'd also suggest specifying your monospace font. The platform defaults, Menlo and Consolas, are both a lot nicer that Courier, in my opinion.

        1 point
  • Renato de LeãoRenato de Leão, 4 years ago

    Liked the minimal structure and speed. As others have referenced you definitely don't need bootstrap for this site, i'm sure you can replace the bs columns in the speaking section for your own code (unless you're intending to expand the site with some more sections).

    Don't like the fonts, serif vs sans-serif is a matter of preference and mood, I don't like that specific serif. Also don't like the default monospace, take some time to test different parings. Typography is 99% of your website show it some love :p inspiration here

    Watch out for that 800px breakpoint: at that point (some old tablet resolutions), 40% content is too narrow and line-length is not the best for legibility. In text-based layouts like this I tend to prefer fixed with content, that give you more control of your text across screen sizes (like medium does)

    Rule 45 to 75 character per line, is not an absolute truth but is a good guide.

    Good work, keep improving!

    2 points
    • David Gomes, 4 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback and I'm already looking into different typography options.

      (Also, special cheers from Coimbra!)

      0 points
  • Mithun James, 4 years ago

    href of canonical link and feed.xml points to "yourdomain.com". Fix it!

    2 points
  • David Gomes, 4 years ago

    Also, I'm looking for a Dribbble invite, if anybody would be kind enough, I'd really appreciate it.

    1 point