Minimal Portfolio — Need Feedback

almost 5 years ago from , Freelance Web Designer

Hello DN,

I've just redesigned my portfolio.

You can see the New version here: https://surjithctly.in/

Quick things

  • Let visitors add their name
  • Night mode based on time

Let me know your feedback!



  • Tridip ThrizuTridip Thrizu, almost 5 years ago

    Really loved the project preview on hover. Neat idea.

    2 points
  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, almost 5 years ago

    Really nice! Love the hovers. My only real thoughts after a quick browse, would be that I think the heading type could do with some more letter spacing. Feels a little to squished for me.

    0 points
  • Myriam C.Myriam C., almost 5 years ago

    I love it ! The project preview on hover is simple but so neat. Very nice work !

    0 points
  • Alex IonescuAlex Ionescu, almost 5 years ago

    Cool. I like it.

    0 points
  • David Vass, almost 5 years ago

    Looks very nice. But I suppose you want to hear what could be better so:

    • Very subjective but scrolling indicator made me feel that it's loader for first few seconds, when I've found out that nothing is being loaded
    • Text about you is too wide. It should be narrower. I have to go to the end of my display and on next line get back to the left side of my display (got 13" laptop)
    • I have to scroll to see screenshot of last items in portfolio, since it is shown always below my cursor, even if there is no space below.
    • I would do something about text (just a feeling)

    Otherwise I like how minimal it is and especially the idea of screenshots on hover in portfolio part.

    0 points
  • Sabrina Couto ViejoSabrina Couto Viejo, almost 5 years ago


    I like your website, very minimal and with a lot of white space! Although I have some suggestions:

    • I would put some crops of your projects. Currently, the user has to click on the link to see your work and I think it's an extra effort that the user has to make. If you put some images and obviously the link as well, at least the user can see at a glance your style and type of work.

    • I'm seeing your website in a mackbook air and I didn't see the scroll button at the beginning. I think it's very small and with a very light grey. Besides, I consider that an arrow would be better to indicate that you have to scroll down.

    Good luck!

    0 points
    • Surjith S M, almost 5 years ago

      Thank you.

      I have added the image in the hover. However I will be updating it with detailed case studies.

      Will update the scroll cue as well.

      0 points
  • Trevor Kay, almost 5 years ago
    • You have such minimal content and that scroll indicator is so hidden.
    • Get rid of the 100vh on that initial header and let me see the content you have. ON initial load it really looks like an under construction site.
    0 points
  • Michaela Fiasová, almost 5 years ago

    Hi there, I've looked through it, my quick points:

    • I really like your idea with the day/night mode
    • I would consider alternating the fonts a bit - I like the sans font, though Georgia feels kinda weird next to the sans one.
    • The next thing - I like how clean it is but because of the tight spacing between lines I still got a feeling that it's too "noisy" - Try to consider bigger contrast between used headlines and body text as well as the bigger spacing - it might bring the needed white space to the content.
    • and try to double check your grammar, I'm not a native English speaker either. Therefore I often send my texts ( especially when it's used on a site like my personal portfolio ) to someone that is better in English than me - so I would not sound like a potato - you know what I mean? :D I would recommend Grammarly to correct at least the major mistakes and errors https://grammarly.com/

    In overall nice job there, hopefully, you'll find this helpful.

    0 points
    • Surjith S M, almost 5 years ago

      Thank you Michaela for your feedback.

      Regarding the grammar, is there any special place which feels weird?


      0 points
  • Parvez SParvez S, almost 5 years ago

    I dig it. I really like the night mode idea.

    P.S. That scroll indicator is little hard to see on my giant screen. Maybe it's just me?

    0 points