30 comments

  • Ken Em, 4 years ago

    Slllloooooowwww

    14 points
    • Luan Gjokaj, 4 years ago

      Heavy stuff

      2 points
      • Ken Em, 4 years ago

        Hey sorry, I just call it like I see it. For me, the site is very slow. What is the design rationale for all the animation? Not sure if that's contributing to the slowness, but I'm finding myself waiting for things to appear. IMO, anything that requires a loading dingus is too slow. Are all the animations purely decorative or do they serve as a particular design solution?

        6 points
        • Account deleted 4 years ago

          I think the design solution is that he is an interaction designer. It shows he can do interactions. The kind of places that would potentially hire him would not need to worry about 8mb of loading.

          4 points
          • James Young, 4 years ago

            Everywhere should worry about 8mb of loading.

            2 points
            • Account deleted 4 years ago

              Why? I went on this portfolio at work and it loaded for me instantly. Also, we are currently looking for an interaction designer at my work, therefore 8mb really isn't an issue. This isn't a fmcg e-com platform where every second counts. Don't forget context when you're designing.

              3 points
            • Interested Curious, 4 years ago

              Took about 4-5 seconds, and their titles in order are creative director and interaction designer.

              Optimization is nice but not everyone's priorities are the same.

              Odds are if this is sacrilege to you, this isn't your candidate and you should move on.

              And that's perfectly fine. No one's word here is law.

              1 point
        • matt michelsonmatt michelson, 4 years ago

          There is a lot of animation for animation's sake and it makes the whole affair feel a bit too try-hard. I second other comments about feeling claustrophobic.

          0 points
      • Paul RosePaul Rose, 4 years ago

        Feel like even the animations are way too slow. Scrolled down at my normal pace and missed the content because animations were too slow.

        Great design though.

        2 points
    • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 4 years ago

      8Mb before I can see anything. I second the slowness sentiment.

      4 points
    • Adam Karpisz, 4 years ago

      I second that - you will loose a loooooot of traffic (so potential clients/employers) on this alone. No one will wait that long for the page to load, I have a good internet connection and for a second I thought something was broken.

      4 points
      • Luan Gjokaj, 4 years ago

        I totally get your points, although I wanted to target the audience who want's to invest this time to see care for pixels implemented nicely.

        1 point
        • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, 4 years ago

          Maybe add a progress meter in addition to the loading icon? Even if the progress is faked, it would help reassure to viewer that it isn't broken.

          Even people who are looking for this type of work don't always sit around. A really great client or employer might be going through a list of website, wait on yours for 10 seconds and move on to the next on the list. Just because they appreciate it doesn't mean they will want to sit around for it.

          I only say this because the inside of the that frame looks really great...it just takes a ridiculously long time to load.

          1 point
    • chris limbrick, 4 years ago

      Yup! It's pretty slow. I'm also on an 11" macbook air and since the site is in a frame, I can't see all the content since it doesn't fit on my screen.

      0 points
      • Luan Gjokaj, 4 years ago

        Yep this was super annoying, just pushed a fix. The frame should be much thinner now. Thank you for your feedback.

        0 points
  • Wentin ZWentin Z, 4 years ago

    why does it live inside of a frame? it feels claustrophobic. otherwise it is very nice and unique

    3 points
    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, 4 years ago

      I agree. I love the stuff inside the frame, but I'd like to be able to see more at once.

      0 points
  • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 4 years ago

    Cool website, but not good portfolio. Where's the case studies?

    2 points
  • Mark O'Neill, 4 years ago

    This is one of the best portfolios I have seen for a long time.

    As others have said, it is slow loading and could do with a progress bar for reassurance that it is not frozen, but aside from that the speed didn't bother me and shouldn't bother users who fall into the target demographic. It is entirely worth the wait. This is not an eCommerce store where a user is going to get fed up and leave, it is a beautifully built portfolio which shows skill and attention to detail in spades.

    The marbled border is unique. I have seen so many white borders around sites and the way you have flipped that is very enjoyable. It feels like a Dribbble mockup that has actually been built (which is actually a compliment).

    I would have liked to see project pages instead of just links out, but you would probably be wasting your time - I would contact you based on the strength of the homepage alone.

    The only thing I have any issue with is the box shadow on your 'Iā€™m a creative director.. ' intro text. It feels cheap compared to the rest.

    Great work. Thanks.

    1 point
  • Interested Curious, 4 years ago

    Very Nice, Slower, but by this point a person looking shouldn't be in too much of a rush, I've seen simpler sites here go slower.

    It could be made instantly stronger by only loading image based content. If I scroll faster than the content loads I'd know where to stop and wait. Where as now, I have to wait for everything.

    The grid. This is something I'm fighting myself over while looking over this. It's cool that you let it show, but it also comes off as unintentional, mainly because it overlaps all of the work, half of me thinks it's cool the other half keeps waiting for it to be used in a way besides obviously outlining where work will show up. Kudos on breaking the grid along with following it though early on.

    I like it, not perfect but I like it and it's voice.

    Love the Marble too.

    1 point
    • Dylan SmithDylan Smith, 4 years ago

      by this point a person looking shouldn't be in too much of a rush

      They will be if they're looking at a hundred of these.

      1 point
      • Interested Curious, 4 years ago

        By this point sure, some people will go randomly diving into 100's of portfolios.

        I don't think all will be. Generally if the portfolio was the deciding factor, there was something else that led the person here, this is something more intimate then like shoving a business card or resume in front of someone.

        I've definitely seen slower things praised here though weirdly, and I actually still do recommend speeding some up by lightening some resources

        0 points
  • Ed HoxhaEd Hoxha, 4 years ago

    Bravo Luan, nice job. I loved the Albanian Eagle :)

    1 point
  • Markus Muller, 4 years ago

    Wow very unique!

    1 point
  • Thanasis RigThanasis Rig, 4 years ago

    Very nice work, do you used webflow by any chance?

    1 point
    • Luan Gjokaj, 4 years ago

      Thank you! Nope I coded this, it would be impossible to manage all the little details in Webflow I guess. I did a build to kickstart the development workflow for static pages and used it for this project too, check it out: https://staticbuild.website/

      0 points
      • Thanasis RigThanasis Rig, 4 years ago

        Thanks a lot, mate, I am in the process of creating my website and I am using webflow , I have to say that it is really impressive!

        Very nice work on deep-impact btw!

        1 point
  • Paul MacgregorPaul Macgregor, 4 years ago

    How the hell did you get featured on British Telecom?

    0 points