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Sam Lillicrap12,127 Points
Opinions on my site?
I've actually managed to land myself my first full web web design/developer job recently - so I won't be needing my portfolio site for a while. But I've recently started redesigning it. It isn't finished (the contact section is missing and so is some interactivity with images), but I'd love the opinion of any design savvy or regular users!
Try the site on mobile (and move it around when you load it!), tablet, and desktop if you can!
Jeff Léveillée4,157 Points
The only thing i could see is, maybe you could put a transparent navigation bar instead of the button you used. It would help the user experience who's not familiar with these kind of navigation to do not search for the sections... You have to remember that, user who'll visit your site to hire you, are not necessary expert in browsing content. Except that, very good job!
Jeff Léveillée4,157 Points
Looks pretty good! Good job! How long to code everything? Did you start from scratch?
keep up the good work!
Looks good, very slick and great branding. Minor design detail, your drop shadow in the user interface section cuts off and spoils the effect, otherwise fantastic work.
John Wheal27,969 Points
Here are a few things I'd personally improve, otherwise it looks really good:
The background image on the homepage took a long time to load - try optimising it.
I'd add a footer to the bottom of the site or make the "User Interface & User Experience" section touch the bottom. Seeing the keyboard at the bottom of the page behind the content made me think there was more to come.
Maybe make the navigation a bit clearer (you could animate it dropping from the top).
Matt Campbell9,767 Points
In my opinion, these types of sites look best when each horizontal section/row, adapts to the height of the viewport and then you use a jQuery plugin so that when a user gets somewhere close to having the section in line with viewport, it automatically sorts out positioning it so it fills the viewport.
I'm just about develop a site following this style and will be using the aforementioned technique.
Other notes, top section image takes forever to load, change it in css so that when you hover over the button to bring up the menu, it shows the cursor as a pointer denoting to the user that clicking this does something. Last point is the grey text above print design under each portfolio image is too dark. Can't see it.
Really nice site though, great job.
Bernardo Bonança10,773 Points
Wow! That looks really well structured and kept me resizing the browser to see how it responded :P
As a new Treehouse student and an aspiring Web Designer, this was great motivation. Awesome work Sam.
James Barnett39,199 Points
It's a really nice visual design but the UX needs work.
I'm not sure if you finished with your site yet, as I noticed none of the internal links work except for
hire me &
view case study
- At certain sizes your text is hard to read due to low contrast
- Your screenshots of your work break the mental model I expect to be able to click on them and see larger versions
- There are 3 dots below each image, no idea what they do, but they look like they mean something