Alex Price

Alex Price

Austin, Texas Design from Figma ➔ Fusion 360 Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Megan Vo , Jan 25, 2018

    Hey Megan, thanks for the feedback!

    1. I had some fun with the hover effects, but had to write some conditional css to only enable them on non-touch devices. iOS specifically tries to render the hover effects, requiring some double tapping. Learn something new every day!
    2. Image lightboxing was in my backlog. It's shipped now, Medium style!
    3. For the resume, I didn't want to open in a new tab so as to be less invasive on mobile. The PDF being unexpected is a reaction I've gotten a bit now, and I'll wrap that in a page in the future. For now though, I'd rather users be able to retain the ability to quickly navigate back.
    4. I've been flip-flopping between social links and the photo. I'm working on some extra visual sugar to add to that intro page, but you're right, social links are probably the better bet right now.

    Thanks again!

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Brandon Zell , Jan 20, 2018

    I added those links (example here). Still gotta figure out a "back to homepage" button placement.

    Good call on the split footer—I added them directly below the finished article, rather than below the contact me.

    I appreciate all your feedback, and the time you've put into critique!

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Duke Cavinski , Jan 20, 2018

    That's a question that maybe deserves it's own topic, and gets into the larger challenge of what browsers/platforms/years to support. For this portfolio site, my audience is primarily tech folks, and I'm mostly aiming at startups + other designers here (people likely to have retina displays, and up-to-date browsers).

    I think it's generally true that we optimize for what we can see, unless we have great testing suites + teams in place to show us where we fall short. For most designers, that ends up (unfortunately) being retina screens, on quick MacBooks, with fast internet (/generalization).

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Jonathan Patterson , Jan 19, 2018

    Gotcha! I'll experiment with some other options in Figma. Thank you!

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Andrew Hersh , Jan 19, 2018

    I'm using Istok Web Regular. I'm worried that going with a lighter option will diminish readability, especially at smaller sizes. Maybe I can play around with letter spacing, or find another typeface. Thanks for your feedback!

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Chris C , Jan 19, 2018

    It totally is, great catch. Now to figure out why...

    Fixed! Favicons are a pain in the ass to get right! I used this site, and they're working great now. You might need to open an incognito tab if your browser's caching changes.

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Jonathan Patterson , Jan 19, 2018

    Hey, thanks!

    1. Yeah, I was too hasty deploying a fix to the FoUC Brandon mentioned. That invisible header should be fixed! Quantum is rad!
    2. What do you mean by transparency? Is this regarding the articles, or somewhere else?
    3. Thanks!
    4. Ah, yeah, I'll give that a shot!
    5. Gone!
    6. Yeah, Brandon called this out as well. I'm going to add these links later today.
    7. You're 100% right. I'll do some hunting for great opening text today.

    Appreciate the feedback!

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), in reply to Brandon Zell , Jan 19, 2018

    Thanks! I think you're right though—needs some visual sugar.

    1) You're totally right! The video was super helpful. I just deployed what I think is a fix for that now. Great catch.

    2) Hmm... maybe this is a good thing (encourages clickthrough?). I'll play with some variations of this, see if I can make it feel less cramped.

    3) Yeah, I've definitely gotten this feedback a couple times now. Makes total sense. I'm writing this now, going to deploy later today. Here's what it'll look like on mobile, and desktop, with some hover effects...

    Thanks for your feedback!

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  • Posted to Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2), Jan 19, 2018

    I posted about a month ago asking for some feedback on the site I put together then ([you can find it here](2017.alexprice.co)). Y'all gave me some great criticism, much of it focused on the fact that I wasn't hosting any case studies or examples of my work on the site.

    • "It's like you forgot the desktop media queries."
    • "don't recommend sending users to Dribbble... Dribbble is a great place to show off to other designers, but it's not great for the rest of your audience..."
    • "Put your work on your own website."

    So I went back, and did exactly that! I wrote some case studies, gathered photos, and rebuilt the site. It's still reasonably quick, thanks to some great server-rendered code-split magic from next.js, and dynamic image loading (try loading the site on a slow network in an incognito tab).

    I'd love to hear what you think—whether the articles are a better direction, if they're too long, or if the whole "cards to articles" approach feels too derivative.

    Thanks for reading! ✌️

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  • Posted to Would you give me some personal-site feedback?, in reply to Trevor Kay , Dec 13, 2017

    iMac 5k, with the layers panel hidden in fullscreen Figma, because who needs organized design files, anyways. :P

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