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He's just pushing his own agency, check his profile.
This blog just came out of nowhere and I've loved every article so far. Thorough analysis, tells you why the design works, and proposes how to push it further.
Compare to their old site here
Great write up, I've recently dived back in to helping with an open source project and have seen the value of tiny wins in getting developers to help you out more with your design suggestions.
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!
No prob Pablo, loved your talk at the Flinto meetup in SF this summer!
It means run the command "node convert.js [svg output of Sketch]" in the terminal, this will produce your code.
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.
Yeah idk, the markdown support is flaky here. I just posted the normal link.
Here ya go:
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