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MyPortfolio_final2_v9_actual-final.sketch

August 28, 2017 at 4:45pm

MyPortfolio_final2_v9_actual-final.sketch

August 28, 2017 at 4:45pm (Edited 2 years ago)

Hello!

Since graduating a few months ago, I have decided to stop re designing my website every other month, and instead work on it a little every not and then to keep it fresh... let's see how long that sticks :P

The current version is one I am fairly happy with, though I know there are more improvements to make both in the content, and code.

I would really appreciate some feedback on the site, particularly in regards to how a potential client or employer might see it.

http://olliejt.com

Thankyou!


August 28, 2017 at 4:46pm
For those interested, this is a flat-file site developed using Jekyll. I wanted to use Gatsby with React but wanted to focus my time more on the content/design than fussing over the tech (for now)
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Nice work! The animated gifs in the case studies is a nice touch.
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Some quick feedback: Having a hover state on the copyright information was a little confusing, I thought it was a link at first, especially with the red text highlighting your name. Also some of the images looked a little blurry on my mac, if you bumped those images up to 2x resolution they would come out more clear. This article does a pretty good job of explaining how to improve image quality (https://ivomynttinen.com/blog/a-guide-for-creating-a-better-retina-web)
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Thanks Michael, the case studies need A LOT of work still. I have more work to show in them, and frankly I think they could do with re-writing.
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I have no idea why I coloured 'OllieJT' in the footer. You're right - a hover state is not needed.
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I'm aware of retina images, but have little experience in executing their implementation. In all honesty, I have been focusing on bringing my page load speed down :P This should be an easy fix.
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Case studies are so difficult to write! but it looks like you are off to a good start.
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Cheers!
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If this post taught me one thing, it's that I have not bothered to learn more than I need to about media queries.
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By post, I mean the link you shared.
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