Would you give me feedback on my personal site? (take 2)(alexprice.co)

over 5 years ago from Alex Price, Design from Figma ➔ Fusion 360

  • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, over 5 years ago

    Love the look of your site. It's not a unique aesthetic, but it is a good one, and you've executed it nicely.

    There are three comments I'd like to pass along:

    1) When your site loads, I see a quick flash with a large twitter icon and a white background. Take a look: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rl9zbdgjbfw1mlr/alexprice.co.mov?dl=0

    You can check out what browser I'm using, if that helps you troubleshoot this: [whatsmybrowser.org/b/R8LQ3F8](whatsmybrowser.org/b/R8LQ3F8)

    2) I enjoy the creative look of the blue vertical photo of you in your footer. However, the similarly skinny photos paired with your projects feel more like looking through a narrow window and not being able to tell what's on the other side.

    3) After scrolling to the bottom of a project, I found myself looking for a "Back to projects" or "Next project" type of navigation.

    4 points
    • Alex PriceAlex Price, over 5 years ago

      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!

      1 point
      • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, over 5 years ago

        1) Great, glad that was helpful!

        2) Yeah, this could go either way. It does feel a bit cramped compared to the overall design.

        3) I like the -> arrow on the end of the title. I think you should use that and remove "Read about it". Little surprised you're putting this below the "Let's talk" section. Seems like your splitting your footer rather than putting the next projects section on top of your footer. Either way, that will be a helpful improvement.

        1 point
        • Alex PriceAlex Price, over 5 years ago

          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!

          0 points