Made by Nuro (personal portfolio)(

6 years ago from Noureddine Azhar, Designer

  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 6 years ago

    Structurally, this is perfect - it provides all the right information in all the right ways, and it looks well built too.

    I am however curious about the identity you chose - those fonts feel pretty ugly to me, like default fonts of a corporate platform. I understand going for simplicity, letting your content shine through, but it does feel .. not designed.

    Still, it's a great site and I hope it serves you well.

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    • Noureddine AzharNoureddine Azhar, 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for your honest feedback Cristian!

      I think when it comes to personal branding (or any other piece of branding really) it's always going to get mixed reviews. Personally I love the Futura PT typeface :)

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      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 6 years ago

        True, futura is nice, but it feels too simple here, too plain. Have you tried using different weights? Being such a versatile font, there are plenty of options to choose from: big imposing bold oblique, cool and technical medium condensed. Perhaps a smaller futura book for the body.

        Still, I could be wrong.

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        • Noureddine AzharNoureddine Azhar, 6 years ago

          While it may seem to you that not a lot of designing actually went into this, I assure you I didn't just pick the first typeface that popped into my head.

          Currently there are four different type classes used on the site.

          • The h1 class has a weight of 600 (demi), is in uppercase, is 82px in size and has 10px of letter spacing. This is strictly used for the first heading on each page and only there.

          • The h2 class uses the same weight (600/demi), normal letter spacing and normal letter casing and is 40px in size. This is used as a title for each different section in either the projects or the home page.

          • The intro class has a weight of 400 (book) and is 32px in size. This is used as the introductory body text for some longer sections, or as standalone large copy.

          • And finally, the regular body text which has a weight of 400 (book) and is 26px in size. This is used for any regular copy on the website.

          Also I don't think that you might be wrong in this instance, it really is one of those things that'll come down to personal opinion. At the end of the day my goal was to make a simple portfolio that is easy to navigate and read. Personal opinions on design aside, I think I've achieved that goal. Anything beyond that is going to be a matter of preference. But please don't take this long ass comment as me trying to show you that you're wrong or anything like that, your feedback is 100% valid and I really appreciate it!

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          • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 6 years ago

            You are right, it is my opinion and when it comes to details like this, I don't think there's one right answer.

            Again, nice work.

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    • adrian ioadrian io, 6 years ago

      Just to add another point of view here. I personally love the choice of typeface and not mixing too many styles / weights.

      And what does 'not designed' mean? Design is mainly about problem solving and I presume the goal for the site is to make it easy for readers to consume the information.

      Readability beats trying to go with something that visually might look trendy.

      Listen to this short interview by Erik Spiekermann about the sins of designers trying to use type to make something look good: (enable english captions).

      You have other facets you can tweak to create a personal brand, such as tone of voice or copy.

      In this example, Nuro made it clear that he works hard (but secretly he wants to let the world know he's a designer with a great ass), leaving it a bit ambiguous for the reader.

      Not so corporate in my view.

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