“To be completely honest, I got sick of waiting for the page to load.” the site loads very fast, you’re just talking negatively about his work. Also, I noticed how you guys talk trash to people, and when they respond you just delete their post. You guys talk trash to me and everyone and anyone else who enters this board, yet you delete their posts if they respond. This one will just get deleted I’m sure, so that no one can read it. Ridiculous.
After looking at your site, Google translated it, and I noticed that you are putting quite a few personal things on your website. I would recommend not putting where your house is, and even not details about your school. Just my two cents.
Also, I would tend to agree with the above comments about your background. I would try to make the gradient a little more subtle, and less thick.
Also, with how young you look in your picture, I would say you are on the right track. Just keep building websites!
We’re all adults here, let’s try to act like one. No one is targeting you @djdaniel150, you initiated the argument by insulting someone for what they said about a page loading issue on their end. If you don’t like what someone has to say, there is a flag button on their post. Let’s try to keep this on-topic, myself included, as it’s not fair to the OP.
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One of the things we learn (mostly) as we get older is that ‘less is more’. Making gradients (for instance) less intense / subtler reduces the overall ‘shock’ value to the viewer the first time they open your page.
Websites are about content. The presentation should be used to enhance the content and if the styling is SO drastic that it drags the attention away from your content then you’ve fallen at the first hurdle and people won’t stay (or come back) to hear what you have to say (or sell).
Given my understanding of your age, I’m really impressed.
To be honest with you @Htmlmainiac – I have been doing web design and development coming up to 2 years now and it was only a couple of months ago that I had to learn how to use WordPress and learn how to edit the file structure.
Also when I completed my first live website for a client, I didn’t have a _clue_ about any back-end stuff such as uploading files via FTP, updating Nameservers and the like.
Just take most of the advice on this thread as constructive criticism and learn from it =)
Like @Paulie_D said, less is more. And you’ll learn that as you progress in the field.
If I could show you my first ever static website that I coded up in college (when I was 18 years old) – it wouldn’t even come close to yours, haha.
@Watson90 I think my first school web project had the text saved as an image, the navigation bar image mapped and everything was absolutely positioned. To my teenage eyes, it was beautiful. To my teacher’s eyes, it was less so.
But I agree with the sentiment. I wish that I had started as early as you have, @HTMLManiac, and think it’s great that you’re entering competitions so early :)