Be nice. Or else.
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Or the Game of Thrones one :o
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.edit ... in retrospect this post reflects poorly on my maturity level. Alas.
Used to joke about that with a colleague. E commerce, so product catalogues and webshops.
Sites we designed (OBVIOUSLY) looked dazzlingly awesomely beautiful, positively stellar and sometimes even beyond human comprehension in how gorgeous they were.
Then you hand it over to the client.
I'm gonna just end the story on that note.
Haven't had a portfolio site in 6 years.
It is time.
I'm considering live-streaming ideation and creation of it too. Just to give myself more reason to, you know, FINISH the damn thing. (That's right, I'm looking at you, 74 portfolio redesign PSDs!)
This article should be up higher.
Well written, fun to read and informative.
And that's fine! Over time I've found different (contradicting) sources on the matter too and honestly, I believe it has a lot to do with other factors as well. It's all about how easily you interpret the words on the screen, so anything can distract:
And if we go technically, I bet the length of the words you use changes how we read it too. If you think about it, it's all just about interpreting shapes. Sometimes more shapes can be beneficial, sometimes it makes it harder to distinguish individual elements (words, sentences, paragraphs).
Point remains - ensure there's not too many characters on a line by making width depend on the number of characters :)
This is where I think talent will trump knowledge. At some point you run out of knowledge or have contradicting sources, and you'll have to make a judgement call!
It depends on the resources and systems in the company you work for.
Now stop beating the dead horse.
(I just quoted last week's reply to a "should designers..." post. I'm getting too lazy to come up with new ones.)
This. Also, actively answer questions you don't know the answer to, especially online.
That means looking up places where questions get asked (here on DN, ux.stackexchange, etc) and look at good questions. Then Google, YouTube, or otherwise work your way to the answer. Give it to them, and you've both learned.
It depends. (Gosh, it's a good thing I love those two words!)
Really depends on the width of the site. Font-size should be such that your paragraph blocks should be about 50-90 characters wide, if you want to optimise readability.
.edit: adjusted the numbers a wee bit (down from 75-120!)
Hey, all good! It doesn't look bad or anything, just a couple of tweaks that could help ya.
Remember - design is about getting a message across. "Looking good" is secondary.
From a purely UX perspective:
To fix them, I'd bump up the sizes of the fonts in the box, and highlight (colour, underline, bold, whatever) the words "photo prints", or dropping the word "photo" entirely.
Alternatively, I'd go with "Eternize your memories through 8 prints per month... free of charge." Or something similar.