23 comments

  • Ken M (No, not that one)Ken M (No, not that one), 16 days ago

    Work > Protected Page > Enter your password

    I bailed.

    12 points
    • Devin Harold, 16 days ago

      Thanks for your feedback. The majority of my work is guarded by NDAs so I cannot publically display my personal work. Portfolio content is not the primary purpose of the site anyhow.

      0 points
  • Dylan SmithDylan Smith, 16 days ago

    Gotta be honest — I read the headline and closed the tab.

    That line isn't going to do you any favours when the same is on 90% of other designers' portfolios, too.

    9 points
    • Devin Harold, 16 days ago

      When thinking about patterns on the web, one should keep in mind consistency may prove valuable. While it's a cliché, it perfectly describes what I do while inviting collaboration with a prospective client. You aren't my target market so I would expect you to bounce right away. Thanks for your honest feedback anyhow!

      1 point
  • Nick Orland, 15 days ago

    Nice, if you wanted to achieve the basic Wordpress template look from the end of 2000, congrats you did it.

    4 points
  • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 16 days ago

    Offering prices on one page, then when I navigate to choose which option I want to discuss, no prices are listed – the context is lost.

    Bad customer experience IMO – I want to know how much it costs throughout the experience, especially at "checkout."

    1 point
    • Devin HaroldDevin Harold, 13 days ago

      This is great feedback, thank you! I will look at adding prices in. Since my initial launch, I have changed "services" to be "reason for contact" as I want to promote public speaking opportunities as well. This may change the dynamic but I will look into this nonetheless.

      0 points
      • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 13 days ago

        I'd switch out the experiences, then, or add another contact reason in the list. Good stuff nonetheless. I like your site overall, albeit it could use more character.

        0 points
  • David DilibertoDavid Diliberto, 16 days ago

    Nice. I would kill the headline and show some work tho.

    1 point
    • Devin Harold, 16 days ago

      I mentioned to a fellow designer above that I cannot show most of my work as it's guarded by NDAs. It is the secondary purpose of the site, first is generating leads as prospective clients - startups or individuals.

      0 points
      • Ken M (No, not that one)Ken M (No, not that one), 15 days ago

        Then I'd recommend removing the work link. It makes no sense to display a link that no one can get to.

        0 points
        • Dustin Dikes, 14 days ago

          Another option is to leave the work link in, but change the page itself.

          At the moment it just seems like the password is in place to force users to reach out to you, which wasn't your intention. I would change it to explain the NDA restriction, and mention that you'd be glad to share what you can if they want to reach out to you. This feels more like you're being transparent about why your portfolio isn't on your site.

          You could also throw this explanation maybe even the password prompt into a modal or a tooltip, so the user doesn't have to transition to a new page just to find that there is nothing they can do there.

          1 point
  • G Garvey, 16 days ago

    About me - Let's build a Let's build a strategy. $120.00 ? Does that mean it costs $120 to discuss a strategy with you? Overall really like it :)

    1 point
    • Devin Harold, 16 days ago

      Yes it does! A strategy call worth 60 minutes of my time, resulting in a roadmap & recommendations costs $120.

      0 points
      • Gene M, 15 days ago

        That seems really really cheap to me. You are basically selling your time vs. providing value. Why?

        0 points
  • Alex Hazel, 5 days ago

    I don't understand the use of the blue strike-through text on all your section headings. I know what you are trying to do, but I don't think it's executed successfully. It makes the text hard to read and causes confusion. Either make the blue line taller so that it acts more like a highlighter effect, or nix it completely. Other than that, great job and congrats on the launch!

    0 points
  • Ahmet SulekAhmet Sulek, 16 days ago

    Overall, looking good to my eye. P.s I didn't dive into copies, reviewed UI.

    Viewed on mobile: I scroll faster than the animations appear, maybe on mobile you can omit fade-in animations.

    Viewed on non-retina: Top left logo and bottom social links do not look crisp. (The image that you used for top left logo is 2132 x 360 pixels, but you've shrank it to 180px width) Try to provide retina and non-retina versions for quality and saving bandwidth. Read related article.

    On Services section, I expect descriptions to have smaller font size compared to the headers.

    Hope that helps.

    0 points
    • Devin Harold, 16 days ago

      It's incredibly helpful, thank you so much! I have heard for the second time now that mobile transitions are causing some confusion so I will look at omitting these for sure. It helps with perceived increased load speed.

      I will double check my assets - I am looking closely and see what you are talking about with my logo. Definitely should make that crisper. :)

      0 points
  • Jens Debergh, 15 days ago

    I like the vibe of the website and the "simplicity". But as others have said I would remove the work link. At least show a list of non NDA protected work with a notice that you have a lot of NDA protected work you are unable to showcase.

    0 points
  • Devin Harold, 17 days ago

    Let me know what you think, your thoughts or any improvements that can be made!

    0 points
    • Mike AclerMike Acler, 16 days ago

      Why have you decided to show prices on your website?

      0 points
      • Devin Harold, 16 days ago

        I am a full time UX Designer and so I don't have much time to devote to side projects. By packaging my offerings and showcasing the price, I am attempting to be transparent while implying to prospects that I'm not as flexible with pricing/timing which is what I want. In my experience, many clients just want a set price and a clear indication of what they're getting instead of hourly rates or ranges.

        1 point