Phil K.-T.

Phil K.-T.

HCI Grad Student Joined 10 months ago

  • 3 stories
  • 17 comments
  • 32 upvotes
  • Posted to My Web Design Portfolio so Far, Nov 12, 2017

    Here's my feedback:

    Honestly, it needs a lot of work. When I first land on your site it feels like another Bootstrap website, with the same default navbar, fonts, and link styling.

    Also you just put your projects straight up, but I don't see your name or what you do anywhere on the site, which should be the first thing I read. Otherwise I don't really have context of what these projects are and what you did on them, did you design them? Code them? Were you the researcher for them? Putting the job title you consider yourself or are seeking gives me a much better idea of what you do and did on these projects.

    Another thing, for the projects you link to the "live" work, but it's really the web page mirrored on your site. That doesn't give me the sense that this project was deployed anywhere, and also I don't get any insight into the project. Why was it made? What were the design decisions that led to this interface? These are the type of questions that I'm thinking as I look at your portfolio and I'm not seeing any of the answers here.

    Finally, if you're a graphic designer you should definitely be infusing your own style into your site. This is your little slice of the web, own it! Don't just use the default Bootstrap styles, otherwise it will just be another forgettable site.

    Another thing, I know those headings and descriptions are aligned with a grid to the photos, but visually it feels like they are not. You should take into consideration visual balance versus actual balance. Here's a good read on that.

    Hope this helps!

    14 points
  • Posted to Sketch to React Native, in reply to Pablo Stanley , Oct 18, 2017

    No prob Pablo, loved your talk at the Flinto meetup in SF this summer!

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch to React Native, in reply to Pablo Stanley , Oct 16, 2017

    It means run the command "node convert.js [svg output of Sketch]" in the terminal, this will produce your code.

    2 points
  • Posted to New Sketch Homepage, Oct 11, 2017

    Nintendo, if you're listening I also use Sketch.

    On topic, like the use of observers to trigger the demos. Been toying with that on my personal site as well and really makes the reading experience feel better.

    1 point
  • Posted to The New YouTube Logo, in reply to s0fa potato , Aug 30, 2017

    Yeah idk, the markdown support is flaky here. I just posted the normal link.

    0 points
  • Posted to The New YouTube Logo, in reply to s0fa potato , Aug 29, 2017

    Here ya go:

    http://i.imgur.com/HrHvN9G.png

    1 point
  • Posted to A 90's Portfolio I Made, in reply to Joe Kennedy , Aug 11, 2017

    lol thanks Joe

    1 point
  • Posted to A 90's Portfolio I Made, in reply to Oliver Swig , Aug 11, 2017

    Yeah haha it was also definitely heavily vaporwave inspired as it's a genre I'm very much into.

    Thanks for the kind words and thanks for the link! Will check them out.

    EDIT: This is amazing

    0 points
  • Posted to A 90's Portfolio I Made, Aug 10, 2017

    Surprisingly this didn't win over recruiters

    11 points
  • Posted to Site Redesign: Pentagram, in reply to Daniel Pape , Jul 19, 2017

    http://i.imgur.com/jVGsIRZ.jpg

    I also found this picture to look pretty ridiculous as well.

    3 points
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