These are chat archives for jescalan/roots

4th
Oct 2016
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:08
Got my portfolio site up and running, thanks for the help @jescalan @tkraak
feedback is always welcome
and questions of course
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Oct 04 2016 15:12
woah nice work~
congrats @Hoenoe !
this is a crazy site for sure
some quick feedback
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:12
Haha thanks man
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Oct 04 2016 15:12
the resizing of the sections on hover is confusing to me
the contact thing at the bottom, i wish i could put it away so i can see more of the content
i wish i could scroll back up to the top section, but it doesnt seem like i can
"videos" and "photos" have no apostrophe
animation on the contact thing is very cool
there's a little skip bug about halfway through it though
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:14
yeah I think its because the contact titles disapear
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Oct 04 2016 15:14
but yeah looking great!
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:14
thanks for al the feedback!
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Oct 04 2016 15:15
yeah i think youre right there
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:15
I going to think about the resizing on hover but Im think im going to keep it in there
it a bit a part of the design
but Im just going to wait for some more feedback from some more people
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Oct 04 2016 15:16
for sure :+1:
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:17
thanks alot man!
Carl Morlock
@gin93r
Oct 04 2016 15:29

I personally feel that the hover animation while neat, is distracting and really doesn't add anything. It's essentially animation for the sake of animation.

The + animations on links aren't centered so they turn off-center (not sure if that's intentional)

My opinion on the "Contact" banner at the bottom is that it reads like a monster truck rally advert "SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY". The animation is neat, but it's too slow for my liking. Also - the copyright comes up too early, unless it's intended that the Linkedin logo slides under it.

I think Jeff hit all of the other things that I saw as well (grammar, animation glitches, etc.)

Overall I like what you've done. Most of my criticisms are simply personal tastes.

I do wish that the images on the portfolio section were bigger. There's a lot of room there and I can't really see much other than the layout. I realize I can visit the sites, but I'm not really getting the quick glance into them that I feel I should be.
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:32
you mean the the screens?
Carl Morlock
@gin93r
Oct 04 2016 15:32
Yes - sorry. The images on the screens.
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:33
yeah I maybe thought so to
Carl Morlock
@gin93r
Oct 04 2016 15:33
I think it would be better if those were nearly full width of the container element. The more I can see, the better.
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 15:34
Yeah you might be right
thanks for the feedback appreciate it
Carl Morlock
@gin93r
Oct 04 2016 15:35
Any time. :)
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 16:31
Yeah you got me scratching my head now about the hover resizing. The purpose of it is to get the focus to one side and not be that distracted by the other side. And this might be because I already got used to it but I do feel it does kind of point your focus to one side. Only yeah its also pretty hectic when you try to figure it out when you just land on the page.
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 16:38
but the scrolling also does this of course
Carl Morlock
@gin93r
Oct 04 2016 16:39
If you really want to keep the functionality, then maybe have a toggle button in the gutter. And change the column widths so that the "focused" column is wider.
At least then the change happens on click
Marc Haan
@Hoenoe
Oct 04 2016 16:43
yeah that might be a good one
just like a real window so you can drag it open