Show DN: I've redesigned my Portfolio and I'd love to hear some feedback(ivomynttinen.com)

over 6 years ago from Ivo Mynttinen, Lead Designer at Everchron

  • Louis-André LabadieLouis-André Labadie, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    This is a very well-made site, and it implies a lot of good critical sense. Here are a few observations I can give you from my experience on these things:

    Content

    Think about using less "I" and more "You". When you present a selling point, it isn't about what happens to you, but rather how you affect your client's situation. You should be looking at changing the perspective from "I make XYZ better" to "You get better XYZ with me". You don't want to erase yourself from the statement either.

    Spotted "Fussfree". I believe "Fuss-free" and "fuss free" are more commonly accepted.

    There are some statements that you separate with a comma while you could use better punctuation to hone the rhythm. Example:

    Clean code, fuss­free interfaces and expert execution, design as it should be.

    Could become

    Clean code, fuss-­free interfaces and expert execution: design as it should be.

    Visual

    Your header contrast. I'm pointing it out even though I think you've taken a conscious position on it. White on light grey is probably fine for the large title, but it's right on the "eye pain threshold" for the paragraph. This isn't a major concern (and it's certainly aesthetic), but in terms of controlling your hierarchy, it defers importance to paragraphs further down the page. For example, "Great ideas arent't [...]", in the Work page, becomes the most visually important text element.

    In your Work page, the hover states only appear on the bottom of elements, and some of these elements are pretty tall. This means "invisible" hover states when they extend further than the user has scrolled. Any visual change that would also affect the top of your elements will fix this.

    Functional

    I think there'd be a clear gain to preloading the Contact page. Other pages are content-heavy, but this one might deserve a special treatment so it's not delayed if clicked.

    Hope I helped a bit :) This is kickass work. I really like your attention to detail.

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    • Ivo MynttinenIvo Mynttinen, over 6 years ago

      Great feedback, thanks a lot!

      Regarding the content I'll talk with my copywriter. Since I'm not a native english speaker it's always a bit hard to come up with the right words :)

      In your Work page, the hover states only appear on the bottom of elements, and some of these elements are pretty tall.

      You're right. I haven't noticed that since I'm working on a large screen but on something like a regular 17" that becomes a real issue. Will work on that.

      I think there'd be a clear gain to preloading the Contact page.

      Not sure if the gains are really worth the effort to make this particular page preloading. It would mean adding a good chunk of js to just to save maybe a second of loading time.

      Thanks again, really appreciate it!

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