11 comments

  • Matthew SmithMatthew Smith, 3 years ago

    I like the minimalist homepage. Careful with using viewport width units for font sizes unless you set limits on it...your body font size is up to 48px (!) on my desktop and down to 15.6px on iPhone 6!

    4 points
    • Daniel De Laney, 3 years ago

      Yeah, I’m experimenting with that unit and finding I need to think through it a little more. One of my primary cases is showing the site on a big TV at a client’s office. At the same time, 48px text can seem a little invasive on a desktop display. Have you managed this spectrum of displays? How do you do it?

      0 points
      • Matthew SmithMatthew Smith, 3 years ago

        Ah, I hadn't considered that case...seems a bit tricky.

        I haven't designed for TV, but one idea is creating a toggle switch for font size.

        You could also see if it's possible to detect TV pixel density either with media queries or JavaScript.

        0 points
      • Matt RintoulMatt Rintoul, 3 years ago

        TV is likely only a use case for your demos, not for the average visitor coming to your site on their own. You could use a slightly different route or query variable in the url, or use javascript to capture a key command to turn on a 'tv mode' as a workaround/hack for this use case.

        1 point
  • Jordan Bibla, 3 years ago

    Well done, Daniel. I really appreciate the technical case studies. Nice to see a designer take pride in his ability to solve difficult problems. You did a great job showing your skills and abilities as a technical designer.

    1 point
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 3 years ago

    Absolutely love the large font. Seriously. I have terrible eyes and tired of zooming in so this is really refreshing.

    1 point
  • peter lipeter li, 3 years ago

    i like the site, especially the case studies / interior pages. wish there was an easier way of navigating though,

    0 points
  • James Young, 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, I'm not a fan on first impression. Part of this is probably down to the monitor I'm viewing on which is my work machine so is comically widescreen 34" which makes the text on the site giant.

    Contrary to others I suppose, I find giant text hard to process because there's so little on the screen it's hard to get a feel for a chunk of text a few lines at a time so like others have mentioned it might be worth capping that size a little.

    I'd also say with the homepage in particular that if you're going for a typography based design that source sans may not be the most inspiring choice - it does the job in that it's clear enough but I think you could play around with other fonts and pairings a little more.

    0 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 3 years ago

    woah, I had to step back two meters to read this... oO

    0 points
  • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, 3 years ago

    You have some really great work inside of that portfolio! However, the homepage is rather dull and a potential client might not dig further down.

    0 points
    • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, 3 years ago

      Thanks! I agree that the home page is quite obviously an afterthought to link the pages together. I tend to link directly to the case studies.

      I’m currently thinking about what I want to expose directly on the home.

      0 points