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My very first thought, lol.
My suggestion would be: Create pages. And make sure they're linkable from the homepage.
Just one quick note after looking at the website: Reconsider the homepage. For example the hover effects, and showing text only on hover is perhaps not giving the best overview.
One idea is to show text upfront. An even better idea would be to immediately tell what Pluswine.com does. What value is it bringing the end-user? Is it solving a problem, a need?
As of now, without too much in-depth looking, I still haven't a clue what Pluswine.com is or does. Only that it's something with wine :)
Good luck with the site Jay!
Definitely better. It reads more naturally. One point of attention you could further work on: Try to focus attention on the viewer/potential client in your intro. So less 'Me' 'I' and more 'You' 'Your'.
For example, instead of: I use human centered design principles to craft delightful experiences and innovative products.
You could do: Getting your business (or product/service) the most delightful experiences and innovative products, using human centered design principles, is what drives me.
Better: Formulate what 'value' you bring your client. Is 'delightful experiences' and 'innovative products' the value you're bringing?
Again, good luck!
It's clean, and perhaps a site you'd expect to see from a physical product designer.
Try to be bold with your intro text. Make the text bigger. Split it between 2 columns. Right now it feels like reading a very long horizontal sentence.
Also, who is your audience? We the designers probably aren't your audience. Think about what your value proposition is. What value you intend to bring your target group (potential clients)? Tailor that message to support the proposition value.
The top section, with the image standing out, is interesting. Makes it a bit more playful.
I do miss that fresh look they had, with the white/green colour scheme. Right now it all feels more toned down. Not sure if that fits their audience well. But I might be wrong.
Also is it just me or there's so much stuff going on the website? Like so many choices? I always get nervous when there's so many choices.
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.
Well at least I didn't jack his beard...:D
Appreciate you looking into it though Ix!
Thanks for replying :)
I think you make a valid point on the type. There are so much nice fonts out there. E.g. Gotham among many others. I chose the 'best fitted' I could choose from Google Fonts. So this was more a lazy choice of mine. But definitely I agree with you: Typography breaths personality. Will take this into account for V2 ;)
On the link: My thought was: Old = good. Like old wine, old rum, hehe.
By the way, for anyone interested: This is a static generated website built with Hugo (https://gohugo.io/) and hosting it on Netlify.
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