This is looking pretty bomb-diggity my friend!
The only tiny, tiny gripe is that your main B brand mark looks fuzzy on a retina Mac.
Thanks Jonathan. I'm kind of ashamed that I don't know how to fix that.
Dude, no shame here man! So I can see what is happening using Chrome Inspector. There are two ways to solve this. One is to generate an image double the size of the image you have and then set the height and the width the same as you have it (this will solve the blurriness on retina).
Here is your current image code:
<img class="logo-image" src="http://berendea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/01b-logo-cu-spatiu-stanga-37px.png" width="222" height="53" alt="Tudor Berendea">
I can see from the Inspector that your image is 222 x 53. For it look right on retina you would need your logo file to be 444 x 106. It would still need the
width="222" height="53"for it look right on a retina screen. Since retina is double the pixel density, you need to give it images at twice the desired height.
Another way to solve this is via an icon font or an SVG logo. If I were you I would export your logo from Illustrator/Sketch as SVG and just include a link to the SVG image. Done!
But Icomoon has a great tool for creating an icon font or SVG sprite if you want to go that route and add other site icons.
I hope this helps!
Thanks a bunch man! I went with the SVG logo and it definitely looks better. Thanks again for the info. You rock!
Glad it helped man! You rock :)
There is hope for DN, yet.
Good on you Jonathan for taking the time to explain this for a fellow designer.
Thanks Brennan! People graciously showed me the same favor and it only seems right to extend that grace to others.
I didn't get any sense of what your design process is like. There was very little context for the projects you showed. Pretty pictures are nice and all, but I want to know who the target audience is, how you found out what they needed, and how you designed the products to meet their needs.
My context: I'm coming from a user experience point of view, so that's what I tend to look for in any design-based portfolios.
Looks solid. I would consider adding a footer with some legal stuff. All rights reserved © etc.
Good tip George!
Yo Tudor – yes! It's super lovely.
I did notice though that there seems to be something breaking the width of your about page though. My window's 1440px wide, but there's another 2-300px of space I can side-scroll into on the right hand side.
Hey Duncan! Thanks for the heads up. I will look into that. The 2-300px of space it's white or the black-ish background color?
It's the dark background colour :)
I had to think about where I'd find contact information. Having a link to that part of the About page, or your email address (linked) + phone at the bottom of the page would be a good move.
Thanks for the tips Todd! I appreciate it.
Very nice site!
First thing I noticed was that I immedietly clicked "work" in the navigation because, who knows if this page is just the front page? Maybe you could put an active state on it or when clicked: scroll down a little to the work.
Never thought about that. Will try something. Thanks.
Awesome work! But I would find another solution for showing the name of the project, hovering is not what i would recommend, makes it feel static and not so user friendly. Otherwise I totally dig it.
Thanks for the insights Christian. I thought about it but then I got stuck with the hovering.
Looks great! It showcases your work really well.
Your logo is a replica of the Beme logo :)
Looks nice though!
Dang it. Mine has really subtle rounded corners :) It's just a "B" though. Thanks for the heads up.
Haha, it's just a B indeed. But they're real close.
Also noticed your connect links on /about seem to hover to black and are quite unreadable. I dunno if this is intentional!
Fixed it :)
Did you build it with Semplice?
Be careful using full-width images, cause some of them look pixelated.
Hey Federico! Yup, Semplice. I'm also using tinyPNG plugin so that's why some of the images look pixelated. I favoured speed.
You know how they call people that speak about themselves in third person?
Since my portfolio is written in third person, enlighten me!
Do you mean elitists? In my opinion it sounds more formal, but not elitist.
Nope, Illeism is a thing.
Ah, gotcha. My bad.
If that's the only thing wrong with my site then I can live with that.
This is lovely Tudor!
That's not very nice. Why not leave some constructive feedback about what you think could be improved?
"Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."
I left very constructive feedback.
I appreciate the honesty.
It looks like we both launched our portfolio site today :)
I think the website overall looks fresh. Perhaps you could write a few lines, from your 'About' on the homepage, just as an introduction.
The only thing I find odd when I see portfolio sites, is when they write in 3rd person. "He is a designer...". It's your website, so make it personal. As if your engaging directly with the end-user / potential client.
Cheers to that, Michel! About the 3rd person thing that's just a personal choice. Don't know why but I like it that way.