Looks very, very pretty at first but...
- There are spelling and grammar errors throughout
- He talks big game about the people he's worked with, awards he's won... and then two thirds of the work he shows is speculative, pitch, or unsolicited, and in the four that are real world examples of completed work, only two are actually viewable.
- Not responsive, and at screens any smaller than ~1250px his face is cut off.
On the other hand, I love the layout, the consistency, the tone. It is a beautiful website at face value. But when I see things like this it worries me that the designer behind them can't (or won't) work for the wear and tear of the real world.
I still followed him on Dribbble.
Maybe he just made a decision to only cater to lager screens as that where his audience is viewing his work?
The mix up of first and third person writing styles looks careless too.
Wish there was more real world work but overall this design is super nice, like the typography.
Agreed, that could be (though search engines now penalize sites that aren't mobile friendly... but he may not be 'in the know').
Despite some harsh functional criticism, it is super duper sexy.
Is this done using ReadyMag? If so, really nice.
it appears so
I'm friends with Claudio (and also worked with him on some of the projects on the site), and the site was meant to be a soft launch to get feedback from friends (https://twitter.com/claudioguglieri/status/618160087069233153), but it spread quicker than expected. So updates should be coming soon.
Awesome, I'm sure it will be fantastic then.
Having it spread like this must be great (though maybe nerve racking)
Eep, the Dribbble link down the bottom points to 'asdasd.com'.
man you are harsh :) your points may be valid if he would be a junior.
do you really think that ex design director of one of the best agencies in the world needs to proof anything to anyone? he probably posted projects he enjoy which will lead to similar projects in the future.
personally i wouldn't give a single fuck for being responsive - if you are looking for designer on your phone - you aren't looking for high end designer.
Feels weird that the one case study launches off to a different website. For a portfolio site there's not a lot of work contained in it. It's more of a hub. Love the layout though and the subtle transition from bio to work.
Claudio didn't "officially" launched this portfolio but like Christoph said, it came out and spread like crazy. I'm sure he's still working on it and it will be perfect !
7.9MB @ 16.5 seconds load time? I like the concept but you really need to work on your load times.
Thanks for the constructive comments guys! As Christoph said this was supposed to be a soft launch and there are still things to tweak here and there. I wanted to create a hub for current and upcoming projects, some of them will link to more extensive case studies (behance or ready mag) and some others (still ongoing) will stay as a mention and maybe a link to dribbble for some time.
I used Readymag to build it. It's a pretty awesome platform and I totally recommend it. When it comes to issues like load times I'm sure this is something they are working on but for now I'll have to do some creative twists around the assets.
Mobile site is coming next :) Thanks for flagging it.
I didn't like how the sidebar containing the links to his social media outlets moved with the slides. I feel like they should be fixed, or placed somewhere else completely because when you're in the middle of transitioning between two slides, you see the same links on two different slides at the same time, which is weird to me.
Love it :)
It's strange: I can't right click it and the fonts are shrouded in mystery.