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Responsive Portfolio Site Critique

  • # July 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I just launched a new version of my portfolio site. It has a blog, but it’s basically empty since I haven’t blogged before, but I’m really looking forward to getting in to it. Anyway, I’d love some critique on the new site to see if there are areas where I can make it better. I’m not much of a designer, so those areas I’d really like to hear about. Any thoughts are appreciated. Here is the link [http://jasonkinney.me/](http://jasonkinney.me/ “http://jasonkinney.me/”)

    # July 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Mate, _really_ nice site, both design and the build! In which case I hate you, as I’m a bit stuck with my new site, can’t settle on a design I’m happy with.

    I would try slightly increasing your line height on your content text, a little more breathing space may improve it a little me thinks.

    # July 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks! Yeah, I’m not good at coming up with designs either and took me forever to settle on something. I do agree I could use a little more line height to make reading a bit easier.

    # July 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I thought I had a design, but then coded it up and not happy with it. Hardest client is yourself they say…

    # July 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Nicely done! Increase of paragraph font-size to .875em; would be nice.

    # July 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I like the colours and the font you’re using for your logo/main header, but I think that the font-size is way too small.

    I would also avoid setting the line-height in pixels, and did you intend to let the browser/operating system set which font-family (sans-serif) to use).

    # July 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Found typo…
    In your header, one of the refreshes read…
    **Front-End Developer // Blackhaws Fan**

    Blackhaws is missing the ‘k’.

    Your site looks cool.

    # July 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Minor thought…
    The footer element ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ is long and can force a wrap and then there is some slight dissonance in the footer. It would be nice if the footer headers are all the same height if possible.

    # July 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Second minor thought…
    In the Site Map (bottom right section) the first element ‘Home’ is pretty far down, looks like it could be bumped up to be more level with everything.

    Interested to see if you can get your face in your favicon as well.

    # July 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the input..ill definitely use them to improve my site

    # July 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve taken most of these suggestions and applied them. I’m still thinking about some of the footer changes and the best way to do it. I was really hoping someone would notice what my illustration does as you scale down the browser :)

    # July 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t really have much to add, except possibly a different font choice for body text, but I just wanted to say I like the wave. ;)

    # July 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you…any suggestions for body text? I’ve never been too great at choosing/pairing fonts well. I figured a simple sans-serif would be fine.

    # July 16, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I experimented with font pairing lately I found that headings in sans-serif font weight 600 and paragraph text in serif like Georgia looked pretty good to me.

    # July 17, 2013 at 2:54 am

    We can do better than “websafe” fonts. Check Webtype’s RE webfonts.

    I still love Matthew Carter

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