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A 1200px width is veeerrrryyyy wide. Even though it fits fine on my monitor, it is very wide to read things on. You’ll find most websites follow a pretty strict (and standard) 960px-ish max width. This allows for about 99% of screen resolutions to read it properly (as well as the iPad!) – but more importantly, it’s simply easier to read. When you read articles in the newspaper or magazines, the text is split up into smaller columns – never the full width of the page. Why? It’s a lot easier for our eyes for follow shorter lines than super long ones.

Overall, I feel like the design is rather dated. The footer especially reminds me of the 80’s for whatever reason.

As a first website, it’s an excellent start. You have all of the proper fundamentals present in terms of structure. All you really need to work on is design!