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Currently working on my own web design practice site... Critique?
So, yeah. I have been working on the website for Design Equestria for the past week and I was wondering what people in here think... (yes, it is in progress).
Your 'about' page seems like a secondary home page (especially since it says "welcome"). Also the font seems to be different on the about page. I think you'd want to have consistent weights, sizes, line-heights, etc. across the site.
I personally find the fonts a little hard to read because of their family, size, characters per line (cpl) & line heights. I recently read an article about how there is an "perceived ideal" cpl/font-size/line-height combination that instantly made my typography settings way more readable. Unfortunately I can't recall the article or find the link. The next best thing I can find is this golden ratio tool. http://www.pearsonified.com/typography/
Good luck with your site.
Hey there, here are some things i notice when i visit the site :
The menu is not centered in the red bar, and the red bar has some bottom padding ( You could just add that padding to the height of the bar and give the <nav> elements a line height of 86px.
The "See what i can do for you" button could use some more call to action more than blending in with the blue.
I dont know why but i dont like the old mathematics background ( But thats just me )
Also the content of the " The Latest Post from the Design Equestria Blog " brings the site out of balance, you have a real estate of a full width page and the content you are trying to focus on is on the left side of the page.. Use your space !
The cell phone icon in the footer should be blue just as the facebook, twitter and github icon.
Maybe the font-size of your copyright text is a bit to big, it takes away attention.
The smiley of wpstats is annoying, it gives a weird effect.
Good luck with this project ! Good job anyway !
Richard Duncan5,568 Points
I would alter your description and make it sound more confident I suggest: -
I am a full-stack web developer with more than 15 years industry experience. I offer a personal experience working closely with you from design through to deployment to ensure the end product results in your expectations being met and a website you will love!
Instead of: - Having been creating websites since 1998, I understand websites very well. Being a full-stack web developer in training, I can plan, design, script and deploy full websites.
The footer doesn't sit flush to the bottom of the page on the /process/ page. I would fix that.
I would if I were you focus on building your portfolio a little if you want paid customers they will likely want to see evidence of your work and can afford to be picky as there are so many options out there.
One last thing I would drop the Vanilla Ice lyrics from your about page. Music is a very personal taste and you want to be marketable to as wider audience as possible.