42 votes

Rate my homepage!

Inspired by this post on lobste.rs, I thought it'd be fun for us all to post our homepages and talk about them. I'm posting this in ~creative because I think of a homepage as a creative endeavor, but feel free to move this to ~design or ~tech or wherever, mods.

Just post your homepage as a top-level comment, and we'll workshop in replies!

185 comments

  1. [16]
    tindall
    Link
    I'd love some feedback, keeping in mind that "minimum viable JavaScript" is the goal here. https://nora.codes

    I'd love some feedback, keeping in mind that "minimum viable JavaScript" is the goal here. https://nora.codes

    22 votes
    1. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      The text in the homepage sections (Experience, Code, etc.) feels misaligned. Maybe move the icons after the titles, or indent the content to the same point as the heading. Other than that, no real...

      The text in the homepage sections (Experience, Code, etc.) feels misaligned. Maybe move the icons after the titles, or indent the content to the same point as the heading.

      Other than that, no real complaints.

      4 votes
      1. tindall
        Link Parent
        Ah, yeah, I can see that. Thanks!

        Ah, yeah, I can see that. Thanks!

    2. soctar
      Link Parent
      I had never heard of Coolors until I saw it on your site; I've been looking for something like this for like 5 different things and now I have it! Thanks!

      I had never heard of Coolors until I saw it on your site; I've been looking for something like this for like 5 different things and now I have it! Thanks!

      4 votes
    3. [2]
      mxuribe
      Link Parent
      Lightweight and quick to load, but most importantly a very warm and inviting website! Kudos!

      Lightweight and quick to load, but most importantly a very warm and inviting website! Kudos!

      4 votes
    4. [2]
      lionirdeadman
      Link Parent
      Ah, I remember this site, read your article on Eclipse, it was good. It definitely inspired me to try to make my site more compact visually at least in the parts with writing. Something I found...

      Ah, I remember this site, read your article on Eclipse, it was good. It definitely inspired me to try to make my site more compact visually at least in the parts with writing.

      Something I found odd, might be because of Bandcamp embed but your site has Google Analytics on this page and no other, I found this quite odd. It doesn't seem to be intentional since GA is nowhere else on the site.

      2 votes
      1. tindall
        Link Parent
        Yes, sadly that is due to the Bandcamp embed.

        Yes, sadly that is due to the Bandcamp embed.

        2 votes
    5. [3]
      Artemix
      Link Parent
      Completely forgot about your blog, which I used to read before moving to RSS (well, now adding yours to my rss client again). Your blog was the inspiration that got me saying "fuck that all pure...

      Completely forgot about your blog, which I used to read before moving to RSS (well, now adding yours to my rss client again).

      Your blog was the inspiration that got me saying "fuck that all pure shit, let's make a website that fits my own style", so uh thanks

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        tindall
        Link Parent
        I'm really glad! The web is for self expression and I'm glad so many people use it that way :)

        I'm really glad! The web is for self expression and I'm glad so many people use it that way :)

        2 votes
        1. Artemix
          Link Parent
          It kinda fell behind in the last years, with the massive increase of corporate content and corporate-ruled websites, but it's starting to grow again, thankfully!

          It kinda fell behind in the last years, with the massive increase of corporate content and corporate-ruled websites, but it's starting to grow again, thankfully!

    6. [2]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      This is great! I like the layout, the navigation is something I should crib, and the drawn portrait is a nice touch.

      This is great! I like the layout, the navigation is something I should crib, and the drawn portrait is a nice touch.

      1 vote
      1. tindall
        Link Parent
        Thank you! I'm really glad it's instructive.

        Thank you! I'm really glad it's instructive.

        2 votes
    7. [2]
      jgb
      Link Parent
      Looks great. The one thing I'd note is that a font lookup seems to be 404ing.

      Looks great. The one thing I'd note is that a font lookup seems to be 404ing.

      1. tindall
        Link Parent
        Ope! That's a rollover from when I used to host it on IPFS, I should definitely remove that (it's redundant).

        Ope! That's a rollover from when I used to host it on IPFS, I should definitely remove that (it's redundant).

        1 vote
    8. Apex
      Link Parent
      Looks great! I think I detect a small shift to the left in the page layout when I click "Show more..." in one of the sections, though.

      Looks great! I think I detect a small shift to the left in the page layout when I click "Show more..." in one of the sections, though.

  2. [11]
    meerific
    Link
    Recently touched this one up: https://derekmeer.com

    Recently touched this one up: https://derekmeer.com

    14 votes
    1. [3]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      I like your logo a lot, and the "User Manual" is interesting ... but I'm not sure how I'd feel about it if I was thinking of working with you. That might just be me though ---- I wouldn't be sure...

      I like your logo a lot, and the "User Manual" is interesting ... but I'm not sure how I'd feel about it if I was thinking of working with you. That might just be me though ---- I wouldn't be sure about posting something like this myself because of my own "servant leadership", so maybe it's a really good self-advocacy page!

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        meerific
        Link Parent
        Thanks, that user manual is very much a work in progress. The idea behind it is to give others a perspective on how I work so we can work better together. I based it on an article I read.

        Thanks, that user manual is very much a work in progress. The idea behind it is to give others a perspective on how I work so we can work better together. I based it on an article I read.

        2 votes
        1. acdw
          Link Parent
          Oh that's really interesting. Like I said, it might just be me. If it works for you that's great!

          Oh that's really interesting. Like I said, it might just be me. If it works for you that's great!

    2. [2]
      lionirdeadman
      Link Parent
      Pretty clean, looks nice. Maybe I'd have a little bit less space between your presentation and your navigation bar since it seems a bit too much? Also, I noticed you're using simpleanalytics.io,...

      Pretty clean, looks nice. Maybe I'd have a little bit less space between your presentation and your navigation bar since it seems a bit too much? Also, I noticed you're using simpleanalytics.io, you might wanna consider plausible.io instead, it's cheaper and the code is libre software, just a thought.

      3 votes
      1. meerific
        Link Parent
        Thanks for the feedback! I only use simpleanalytics because a friend of mine pays for it and put my site on there for free. If not for that, I wouldn't bother with analytics. I'll look into...

        Thanks for the feedback! I only use simpleanalytics because a friend of mine pays for it and put my site on there for free. If not for that, I wouldn't bother with analytics. I'll look into plausible.io for future projects, this is the first I've heard of them.

        2 votes
    3. [2]
      schwartz
      Link Parent
      Your RSS feed isn't working. I get a 404 page when I go to the link https://derekmeer.com/feed.xml (found in your page's source code)

      Your RSS feed isn't working. I get a 404 page when I go to the link https://derekmeer.com/feed.xml (found in your page's source code)

      3 votes
      1. meerific
        Link Parent
        Yeah, fair enough, I had that there at one point and decided to remove it. I'll remove that line from the HTML now.

        Yeah, fair enough, I had that there at one point and decided to remove it. I'll remove that line from the HTML now.

        2 votes
    4. tindall
      Link Parent
      Nice and small on the network front, but a pretty and modern aesthetic! Good stuff :)

      Nice and small on the network front, but a pretty and modern aesthetic! Good stuff :)

      1 vote
    5. [2]
      daturkel
      Link Parent
      I like your design a lot. Out of curiosity, is it built on any platform (CMS, static site generator)?

      I like your design a lot. Out of curiosity, is it built on any platform (CMS, static site generator)?

      1. meerific
        Link Parent
        Thanks! I built it using 11ty, a static site generator. I could have used any platform, though: my site is entirely custom HTML and CSS.

        Thanks! I built it using 11ty, a static site generator. I could have used any platform, though: my site is entirely custom HTML and CSS.

        2 votes
  3. [6]
    Marijn
    Link
    Everyone else is posting websites that look like paperwork, so i suppose i'd better take one for the team and post a scrapbook? 😛 So, here's my scrappy little Neocities site — rest assured, if i...

    Everyone else is posting websites that look like paperwork, so i suppose i'd better take one for the team and post a scrapbook? 😛

    So, here's my scrappy little Neocities site — rest assured, if i ever go into computing-based careers, i will bury this deep underground where potential employers will never find it (or more likely just make a more professional-looking one for those purposes).

    Some of the pages i'm most proud of are buried in the “Others' stuff” section, which i suppose is a bit of a design failure, but ç'est la vie.

    (And don't mind the piss-orange Hallowe'en theming; it's usually a lot purpler...)

    12 votes
    1. [2]
      tindall
      Link Parent
      I love this! Easy to read but sooo fun.

      I love this! Easy to read but sooo fun.

      3 votes
      1. Marijn
        Link Parent
        Every time i get annoyed by other websites' poor typography, i increase the line height and font size by a little bit on mine just to spite them /joke

        Easy to read but sooo fun.

        Every time i get annoyed by other websites' poor typography, i increase the line height and font size by a little bit on mine just to spite them /joke

        2 votes
    2. what
      Link Parent
      Wow this is really cool! It's one of those websites that makes me want to explore every corner of it. I love how every part has it's own theme/aesthetic.

      Wow this is really cool! It's one of those websites that makes me want to explore every corner of it. I love how every part has it's own theme/aesthetic.

      2 votes
    3. mxuribe
      Link Parent
      Your site was such a joy to navigate around! Kudos!

      Your site was such a joy to navigate around! Kudos!

      1 vote
    4. acdw
      Link Parent
      This is great! I should make a more scrap-book-y site for myself ... I just need to do more drawing :) The linkroll is really great -- and is that an IMGMAP in the Music section?! DoPE Overall,...

      This is great! I should make a more scrap-book-y site for myself ... I just need to do more drawing :)
      The linkroll is really great -- and is that an IMGMAP in the Music section?! DoPE

      Overall, very fun site, very personal! It's inspired me to put more personality in mine :)

      1 vote
  4. [9]
    wikirobot
    Link
    Im always down for some good feedback: https://averill.dev/

    Im always down for some good feedback: https://averill.dev/

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      A couple things: I'd like a view with just your exhibits Minor typo in the Jump In exhibit: "funest" should be "funnest" When I'm looking at interactive exhibits, I'd like to see how people...

      A couple things:

      • I'd like a view with just your exhibits
      • Minor typo in the Jump In exhibit: "funest" should be "funnest"
      • When I'm looking at interactive exhibits, I'd like to see how people interact with them. Maybe consider including more images, or some short GIFs, showing your exhibits in action on each page
      • Centered text longer than a line or so is a bit hard to read

      Other than that, looks great!

      3 votes
      1. wikirobot
        Link Parent
        Thanks for the feedback! Adding a filter or page for exhibits is a good idea. Good catch on that typo, I will get that fixed. I would love to have a bit more media showing the exhibits in use, but...

        Thanks for the feedback!

        Adding a filter or page for exhibits is a good idea.

        Good catch on that typo, I will get that fixed.

        I would love to have a bit more media showing the exhibits in use, but in general the only stuff I have recordings of is occasionally co-workers testing, and some user tests that I can't share. I do usually try to link to any company videos of them where I can. Hopefully once Covid is over I can travel and get some media if I am nearby.

        1 vote
    2. [2]
      what
      Link Parent
      I like the way you've displayed all your blog posts, having the visual element on all of them makes it really easy browse! The articles about museum exhibits are pretty interesting, it's not...

      I like the way you've displayed all your blog posts, having the visual element on all of them makes it really easy browse! The articles about museum exhibits are pretty interesting, it's not something I've read much about.

      One thing I noticed was that the text on this page seems different from others (seems like it doesn't have a max width).

      2 votes
      1. wikirobot
        Link Parent
        Oh good catch on the max-width, It looks like I closed a div incorrectly, and will push a fix. The museum work is very interesting, if you have specific questions let me know, I enjoy sharing when...

        Oh good catch on the max-width, It looks like I closed a div incorrectly, and will push a fix.

        The museum work is very interesting, if you have specific questions let me know, I enjoy sharing when I can.

        2 votes
    3. [4]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      This is so nifty, and such neat projects! I like the contrast between the header bar and the rest of the page. I wonder if you'd want to put more navigation in the header bar? You have a really...

      This is so nifty, and such neat projects! I like the contrast between the header bar and the rest of the page. I wonder if you'd want to put more navigation in the header bar? You have a really cool job :)

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        wikirobot
        Link Parent
        I have had a long internal debate about what other navigation would make sense in the header bar, any suggestions on what you would find useful?

        I have had a long internal debate about what other navigation would make sense in the header bar, any suggestions on what you would find useful?

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          acdw
          Link Parent
          Hmm... without adding more content, I'm not sure. Like, usually people have Blog, Projects, etc... but it looks like you mostly have Projects in yours. You could have something other than a navbar...

          Hmm... without adding more content, I'm not sure. Like, usually people have Blog, Projects, etc... but it looks like you mostly have Projects in yours. You could have something other than a navbar at the top, maybe, or take up that space by centering the title ... ?

          1 vote
          1. wikirobot
            Link Parent
            hmm, I feel like if I add a few more blog post type posts similar to the QML Testing posts it may make sense to have a blog and a projects link in the header. I guess I just need to create some...

            hmm, I feel like if I add a few more blog post type posts similar to the QML Testing posts it may make sense to have a blog and a projects link in the header. I guess I just need to create some more content.

            1 vote
  5. [5]
    ducc
    Link
    Not a ton to see here, but I have a blog I never use and a few featured GitHub repos of mine on https://byteduck.dev. I’m not a designer by any means, so I’d love some criticisms on its design.

    Not a ton to see here, but I have a blog I never use and a few featured GitHub repos of mine on https://byteduck.dev. I’m not a designer by any means, so I’d love some criticisms on its design.

    9 votes
    1. what
      (edited )
      Link Parent
      I like the design! It's very clean, the animated background is really cool, and is subtle enough that it doesn't distract from the content.

      I like the design! It's very clean, the animated background is really cool, and is subtle enough that it doesn't distract from the content.

      2 votes
    2. acdw
      Link Parent
      I like the landing page a lot! I agree with @what, it's a cool background. I think if you could make the blog part of the site look the same it'd be really good. Also, the Github/Blog links at the...

      I like the landing page a lot! I agree with @what, it's a cool background. I think if you could make the blog part of the site look the same it'd be really good. Also, the Github/Blog links at the top are hard to click on when they expand, at least for me. But I'm loving the round corners and the card-like look!

      2 votes
    3. meerific
      Link Parent
      The GitHub and Blog buttons have some weird distortions when I hover over them. Removing the transform: translateY(-2px); style from the hover CSS makes it smoother. The blog page also feels...

      The GitHub and Blog buttons have some weird distortions when I hover over them. Removing the transform: translateY(-2px); style from the hover CSS makes it smoother.

      The blog page also feels unfinished, I expect you'll make it more consistent with the homepage, so I won't comment much on that.

      2 votes
    4. Ranger
      Link Parent
      Love the background. I also dig the buttons!

      Love the background. I also dig the buttons!

  6. [11]
    acdw
    Link
    I'll start: https://www.acdw.net I'm thinking of changing it to a more "river-of-news" single-column format soon, maybe with some more color. But I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

    I'll start: https://www.acdw.net

    I'm thinking of changing it to a more "river-of-news" single-column format soon, maybe with some more color. But I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      tindall
      Link Parent
      I love it. Personally, I'm a fan of this kind of intentionally retro style that uses modern tech to emulate the limitations of older machines.

      I love it. Personally, I'm a fan of this kind of intentionally retro style that uses modern tech to emulate the limitations of older machines.

      4 votes
      1. acdw
        Link Parent
        Thank you! I just find it hard to focus if there are too many elements on a page :)

        Thank you! I just find it hard to focus if there are too many elements on a page :)

    2. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      I like the "now" and "dispatches" sections, although it took me a while to find them (maybe that's intentional?). I'm not a fan of the text/picture alignment on the homepage. It looks messy to me....

      I like the "now" and "dispatches" sections, although it took me a while to find them (maybe that's intentional?).

      I'm not a fan of the text/picture alignment on the homepage. It looks messy to me. If you want to align elements better, consider moving the picture in-line with the body text rather than the header.

      3 votes
      1. acdw
        Link Parent
        Re: Now and Dispatches, they definitely need some love. Probably the whole navigation footer does; maybe a sidebar-type-thing...hm. Re: Picture -- good point! I'll play with it :)

        Re: Now and Dispatches, they definitely need some love. Probably the whole navigation footer does; maybe a sidebar-type-thing...hm.

        Re: Picture -- good point! I'll play with it :)

    3. [2]
      Keegan
      Link Parent
      I'm listening to your audiomo content currently and I really like it. The media elements do go into the margins but that's not too problematic. You'd also benefit from more prominent navigation...

      I'm listening to your audiomo content currently and I really like it. The media elements do go into the margins but that's not too problematic. You'd also benefit from more prominent navigation buttons. It took me a bit to find them. I also like how your content is well sorted, and the variety of it. Definitely adding you to my feeds.

      2 votes
      1. acdw
        Link Parent
        Thanks for the feedback! I don't know what happened to my site but I didn't look at it for a while and it went wonky on me :P You're right about the navigation -- one of the reasons I'm thinking...

        Thanks for the feedback! I don't know what happened to my site but I didn't look at it for a while and it went wonky on me :P You're right about the navigation -- one of the reasons I'm thinking of a redesign. Thanks for the add!

        1 vote
    4. [2]
      jgb
      Link Parent
      I enjoyed reading your piece about making Sauerkraut. I prepared my first batch on Monday and it's been bubbling away on my desk since then. I'm quite excited to try it but due to an ill-advised...

      I enjoyed reading your piece about making Sauerkraut. I prepared my first batch on Monday and it's been bubbling away on my desk since then. I'm quite excited to try it but due to an ill-advised bet involving the exclusive consumption of milk and potatoes during the month of November it's going to be a while until I crack it open - I suppose one of the benefits of fermentation as a hobby is that it encourages patience!

      2 votes
      1. acdw
        Link Parent
        Be careful!! That sounds intense. Yes indeed, that's why I love it :) A tip: after about a week or so, move the kraut to the fridge. It should be sour enough after that, and the fridge will slow...

        due to an ill-advised bet involving the exclusive consumption of milk and potatoes during the month of November

        Be careful!! That sounds intense.

        I suppose one of the benefits of fermentation as a hobby is that it encourages patience!

        Yes indeed, that's why I love it :)

        A tip: after about a week or so, move the kraut to the fridge. It should be sour enough after that, and the fridge will slow the ferment down.

        1 vote
    5. [2]
      Marijn
      Link Parent
      I love the æsthetic you have going on here with the dithered background and yellow (almost masking tape-like) image borders. It seems like a nice way to personalise it without making it overly flashy.

      I love the æsthetic you have going on here with the dithered background and yellow (almost masking tape-like) image borders. It seems like a nice way to personalise it without making it overly flashy.

      2 votes
      1. acdw
        Link Parent
        Thanks! That dithered background was my desktop background for a while too, but now I'm on the classic Windows-esque #008080 :)

        Thanks! That dithered background was my desktop background for a while too, but now I'm on the classic Windows-esque #008080 :)

        1 vote
  7. [6]
    aditya
    Link
    This looks fun! Here goes: https://saky.in/

    This looks fun! Here goes: https://saky.in/

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      Not much to complain about here. One change I would make is to add letter spacing to the "MORE" links, just to make it easier to read. I notice you do that with the "BLOG" link at the top of the...

      Not much to complain about here. One change I would make is to add letter spacing to the "MORE" links, just to make it easier to read. I notice you do that with the "BLOG" link at the top of the page, maybe make the styling between the two consistent.

      2 votes
      1. aditya
        Link Parent
        Good eye! I just fixed it. Thank you!

        Good eye! I just fixed it. Thank you!

        2 votes
    2. [2]
      tindall
      Link Parent
      Beautifully minimal, I love it. I also really enjoyed your post on minimal classical music!

      Beautifully minimal, I love it. I also really enjoyed your post on minimal classical music!

      1 vote
    3. acdw
      Link Parent
      Fun! I kind of agree with @meerific -- the thin font is quite thin for my eyes. Other than that it looks great :)

      Fun! I kind of agree with @meerific -- the thin font is quite thin for my eyes. Other than that it looks great :)

      1 vote
  8. [14]
    jgb
    Link
    Not much to see, but here's mine. https://www.tokeniser.uk/

    Not much to see, but here's mine.
    https://www.tokeniser.uk/

    7 votes
    1. Tygrak
      Link Parent
      Clean nice site. I would recommend upping the font size at least a tiny bit, the text was a bit hard to read for me so I just used the in browser magnification to 110% and after that everything...

      Clean nice site. I would recommend upping the font size at least a tiny bit, the text was a bit hard to read for me so I just used the in browser magnification to 110% and after that everything was great.

      I liked reading your thoughts on the Microphones in 2020. Incredible how interesting basically just two repeated chords can be. Also, for me, the youtube video that goes with is very powerful, without the photos the experience is much weaker.

      3 votes
    2. [2]
      wikirobot
      Link Parent
      Very clean and simple, I like it. It may be nice to consider having the github links open in new tabs rather then navigate away from your homepage. Also for your blog posts it would be nice to...

      Very clean and simple, I like it.
      It may be nice to consider having the github links open in new tabs rather then navigate away from your homepage.

      Also for your blog posts it would be nice to have a link back up to your homepage, and have the page width match the homepage to make it a bit easier to read.

      2 votes
      1. jgb
        Link Parent
        Agree with all of this. The first suggestion I can do now, actually. The other suggestion is also very valid but will probably wait until I get around to writing a proper static site generator...

        Agree with all of this. The first suggestion I can do now, actually. The other suggestion is also very valid but will probably wait until I get around to writing a proper static site generator rather than the sketchy bash script I'm using right now :-)

        3 votes
    3. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      Not much to comment on, but it's really hard to read your blog's full-width text. The ideal line width is 50-75 characters (2-3 alphabets), please consider setting a max-width in CSS.

      Not much to comment on, but it's really hard to read your blog's full-width text. The ideal line width is 50-75 characters (2-3 alphabets), please consider setting a max-width in CSS.

      2 votes
      1. jgb
        Link Parent
        Yeah, I totally agree - I know it's not a hard job but it's something I'm putting off until I write a proper static site generator.

        Yeah, I totally agree - I know it's not a hard job but it's something I'm putting off until I write a proper static site generator.

        1 vote
    4. mxuribe
      Link Parent
      The minimalism of your website was such a comfort to experience! I see you and others have already commented on the page widths, so I won't add to that. Overall, really cool! Also, i particularly...

      The minimalism of your website was such a comfort to experience! I see you and others have already commented on the page widths, so I won't add to that. Overall, really cool!

      Also, i particularly enjoyed reading your post on Personal Computing (https://www.tokeniser.uk/personal-computing.html)! Kudos there!

      2 votes
    5. [7]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      I like the design of this a lot! I also like the way you've partitioned your site and named the different spaces. I need to think more about that for mine. Can I ask how you generate your site? I...

      I like the design of this a lot! I also like the way you've partitioned your site and named the different spaces. I need to think more about that for mine.

      Can I ask how you generate your site? I really like it. -- EDIT: LOL I just read the rest of the comments here, I love a good hacky bash script ;)

      1 vote
      1. [6]
        jgb
        Link Parent
        Thanks for the kind words. When I write a better site generator I will be sure to share it in one of the recurring threads here. I want to write a generator that outputs both HTML and Gemini.

        Thanks for the kind words. When I write a better site generator I will be sure to share it in one of the recurring threads here. I want to write a generator that outputs both HTML and Gemini.

        1 vote
        1. [5]
          acdw
          Link Parent
          I would also be interested in both HTML and Gemini! :) What's your serving situation like right now, if I may ask? I've got Phoebe for gemini, and ... idk about it. I'm going to do nginx for my...

          I would also be interested in both HTML and Gemini! :) What's your serving situation like right now, if I may ask? I've got Phoebe for gemini, and ... idk about it. I'm going to do nginx for my site, when I move it over to the new server I'm setting up.

          1 vote
          1. [4]
            jgb
            Link Parent
            Right now I'm using nginx for the web side of things and and quite an old build of Matt Brubeck's agate for Gemini. I should probably be using a newer Gemini server but I had to build a Rust cross...

            Right now I'm using nginx for the web side of things and and quite an old build of Matt Brubeck's agate for Gemini. I should probably be using a newer Gemini server but I had to build a Rust cross compiler for armv6 to build the one I have now and I'm not eager to do that again. I would like to implement my own Gemini server at some point too because the protocol is so simple and I'd like the experience working with TLS.

            1 vote
            1. [3]
              acdw
              Link Parent
              Nice! I'm in the same boat as you, I'd like to write my own gemini server --- I just haven't got around to it yet :) I'm guessing you're running your server off an RPi or something? That's pretty...

              Nice! I'm in the same boat as you, I'd like to write my own gemini server --- I just haven't got around to it yet :)

              I'm guessing you're running your server off an RPi or something? That's pretty cool :)

              1 vote
              1. [2]
                jgb
                (edited )
                Link Parent
                Yeah, the whole server is running on a Raspberry Pi - one of the very first generation ones - with Void Linux as the OS. It sits on my desk at home and draws no more than a Watt of power which is...

                Yeah, the whole server is running on a Raspberry Pi - one of the very first generation ones - with Void Linux as the OS. It sits on my desk at home and draws no more than a Watt of power which is a very satisfyingly lightweight setup.

                If you do get around to writing a Gemini server please do share it in one of the tech threads here, I should like to see it :-)

                1 vote
                1. acdw
                  Link Parent
                  Very cool! I'd love to do the same but my isp blocks traffick. Also og rpi gaaang 🤣 I will! You do the same is you write one 😊

                  Very cool! I'd love to do the same but my isp blocks traffick. Also og rpi gaaang 🤣

                  I will! You do the same is you write one 😊

                  1 vote
  9. [2]
    schwartz
    Link
    Full disclosure: I am so bored of doing front end at work that refuse to do it on my personal site, so I've focused more on the blog engine, a diy static site generator powered by pandoc and node....

    Full disclosure: I am so bored of doing front end at work that refuse to do it on my personal site, so I've focused more on the blog engine, a diy static site generator powered by pandoc and node. Comments hosted on GitHub.

    https://schwartz.world

    7 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      Hey, I sitll like your site -- it's simple and very non-commercial, in a great way! especialy the colors on the blog page :)

      Hey, I sitll like your site -- it's simple and very non-commercial, in a great way! especialy the colors on the blog page :)

      4 votes
  10. [8]
    ohyran
    Link
    Work in progress but https://ohyran.se EDIT: its a portfoliopage so that is what I am tweaking it for, introduction and visibility I guess. Want to do something with Projects, just added...

    Work in progress but https://ohyran.se
    EDIT: its a portfoliopage so that is what I am tweaking it for, introduction and visibility I guess.

    Want to do something with Projects, just added placeholders havent even figured out how it should look. So ideas on that would be brilliant... I mean along the lines of "should it even be a projects page? Shouldn't be like "other" or something" is good... I have no idea

    Also I want to change portfolio pages to something else... like flexible columns with a floating back and email button or something...

    6 votes
    1. meerific
      (edited )
      Link Parent
      Since you're a visual/graphic designer, it's most important to show off the visuals. I would show them all on the portfolio page rather than hide them behind links in a separate page. Create...

      Since you're a visual/graphic designer, it's most important to show off the visuals. I would show them all on the portfolio page rather than hide them behind links in a separate page. Create filters and/or tabs for the various categories.

      As for the Projects page: wording is important. I'd call the tab "ideas" or "concepts" or "sketches"...whatever visual designers call these things. You can include them if you want, but consider making the styling more consistent with the Porfolio page, i.e. visuals rather than text.

      A few other suggestions:

      • white text + black text is kind of jarring to me, consider making the white headings a dark shade of gray instead.
      • The icons on the about page feel different from each other, when they should have a consistent theme/feel. Try to find an icon pack with all the icons you want. That way, your icons will be the same width and the text won't be misaligned. (Edit: typo)
      3 votes
    2. ducc
      Link Parent
      It’s a small nit-picky thing, but “portfolio’s” in the quote in the portfolio tab should be “portfolios”. Otherwise, your site is really pleasing to look at!

      It’s a small nit-picky thing, but “portfolio’s” in the quote in the portfolio tab should be “portfolios”. Otherwise, your site is really pleasing to look at!

      2 votes
    3. [2]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      I like the colors! Here are points as I come to them: The quote on the Portfolios page has an error: "portfolio's" should be "portfolios" (no apostrophe) On my small screen, the gallery pages are...

      I like the colors! Here are points as I come to them:

      • The quote on the Portfolios page has an error: "portfolio's" should be "portfolios" (no apostrophe)
      • On my small screen, the gallery pages are hard to use because I didn't see the thumbnails at the bottom at first. Might be a good spot for responsive design. Also, "interactive design" and "graphic design" don't start on an image -- just the thumbnail scroll.
      • OH the colors change!! LOVE IT :)
      • "Projects" could be renamed ... "Ideas" ? I like them though!
      • Love the tweet @ me image :)
      • Add a period at the end of the About page quote.
      • Consider changing "I am a..." on the About page to "I am ... " and adding the a/an to the points -- the first one is "Illustrator" so I immediatly read "I am a illustrator" which is strange. OR reverse to "Designer and Illustrator"

      I hope this is good advice! It's a really cool website, and I love your art :)

      2 votes
      1. ohyran
        Link Parent
        Its awesome advice - also thank you! :) Spelling errors will be fixed soon and will change the way images are displayed - will need to figure out how thought

        Its awesome advice - also thank you! :)

        Spelling errors will be fixed soon and will change the way images are displayed - will need to figure out how thought

        1 vote
    4. mxuribe
      Link Parent
      Really great-looking; awesome job

      Really great-looking; awesome job

      1 vote
    5. [2]
      WendigoTulpa
      Link Parent
      I like the ink piece of the bed. I really love the feel of inked cross-hatching. I think your website works otherwise. It loaded slow for me but I have an internet connection from the last decade,...

      I like the ink piece of the bed. I really love the feel of inked cross-hatching.

      I think your website works otherwise. It loaded slow for me but I have an internet connection from the last decade, so...

      You know, my former girlfriend spend so much time fussing over her website, tweaking the organization and wording and whatnot, but I always wondered if it mattered much. All the time she spent worrying about a website could have been spent making art, so in that regard, I think your site is great!

      1. ohyran
        Link Parent
        Oh you mean the illustration? It was part in a 12 image series I did. I try to do one each year where I stick to pen and paper only without ever touching a computer. The problem is that they are...

        Oh you mean the illustration? It was part in a 12 image series I did. I try to do one each year where I stick to pen and paper only without ever touching a computer. The problem is that they are so time consuming as to not really be cost efficient for work. :/

        Hmmm perhaps I should rework it to be more focused on images only....

  11. [3]
    WendigoTulpa
    Link
    (https://dannacu.com/) Art portfolio Not really looking for jobs, just want somewhere to share my work, so, I don't want to take it too seriously. Simple, friendly, no fuss is all I want.

    (https://dannacu.com/)

    Art portfolio
    Not really looking for jobs, just want somewhere to share my work, so, I don't want to take it too seriously. Simple, friendly, no fuss is all I want.

    6 votes
    1. what
      Link Parent
      I think the text contrast could be higher on the home page (I find the grey text a bit difficult to read). I like the art showcases, the large previews make it very easy to look through.

      I think the text contrast could be higher on the home page (I find the grey text a bit difficult to read). I like the art showcases, the large previews make it very easy to look through.

      1 vote
    2. acdw
      Link Parent
      I agree with the text contrast; I'd make it much darker to be easier to read. I love your art, it's very cool! And I like the naming of Secrets ;)

      I agree with the text contrast; I'd make it much darker to be easier to read. I love your art, it's very cool! And I like the naming of Secrets ;)

  12. [7]
    smores
    Link
    I love this thread! I’m really enjoying flipping through everyone else’s homepages. Mine is https://smoores.dev, I’d love to hear what you folks think!

    I love this thread! I’m really enjoying flipping through everyone else’s homepages. Mine is https://smoores.dev, I’d love to hear what you folks think!

    6 votes
    1. [4]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      Ooh, clean and nice :) My one thing is the underline of all the paragraph on the first page --- maybe a background change instead?

      Ooh, clean and nice :) My one thing is the underline of all the paragraph on the first page --- maybe a background change instead?

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        smores
        Link Parent
        Thanks! Ah, you mean on hover? Yeah I was definitely a little lazy on that.. just left the default browser styles! A background change isn’t a bad idea, changing the font weight might be another...

        Thanks! Ah, you mean on hover? Yeah I was definitely a little lazy on that.. just left the default browser styles! A background change isn’t a bad idea, changing the font weight might be another option. I’ll play around with it, thanks for the feedback!

        2 votes
        1. novov
          Link Parent
          What I tend to do is just underline the heading/main title: a:hover { text-decoration: none; } a:hover h3 { text-decoration: underline; }

          What I tend to do is just underline the heading/main title:

          a:hover { text-decoration: none; }
          a:hover h3 { text-decoration: underline; }
          
          2 votes
        2. acdw
          Link Parent
          Yeah I think a little highlight, like a light light gray or yellow or blue or whatever matches with your theme, would look really good :)

          Yeah I think a little highlight, like a light light gray or yellow or blue or whatever matches with your theme, would look really good :)

    2. [2]
      mxuribe
      Link Parent
      So crisp and clean; really well done!

      So crisp and clean; really well done!

      1 vote
  13. [13]
    Keegan
    Link
    My page is https://keegan.page. I've worked a lot on design and keeping the page compatible with mobile and desktop in mind. I really want to make blog posts more often but I struggle with...

    My page is https://keegan.page. I've worked a lot on design and keeping the page compatible with mobile and desktop in mind. I really want to make blog posts more often but I struggle with subjects for that.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      tindall
      Link Parent
      Cool stuff, especially your post on connecting Netlify to Discord. My personal preference is to limit the width of the page via something like body: { max-width: 700px; }, which can really help...

      Cool stuff, especially your post on connecting Netlify to Discord. My personal preference is to limit the width of the page via something like body: { max-width: 700px; }, which can really help make text content more chunkable (and thus more readable), but I know that's not for everyone.

      4 votes
      1. Keegan
        Link Parent
        Can you further explain what that would do? I already limit text width to 80 characters maximum, so I'm not sure what this would change. The live preview doesn't get altered where I tested.

        Can you further explain what that would do? I already limit text width to 80 characters maximum, so I'm not sure what this would change. The live preview doesn't get altered where I tested.

        1 vote
    2. [2]
      wikirobot
      Link Parent
      I would say it looks pretty good at a first glance. Couple minor things: First for the "(higher on list == faster response and more preferable):" text I would change it to match the font of the...

      I would say it looks pretty good at a first glance. Couple minor things:
      First for the "(higher on list == faster response and more preferable):" text I would change it to match the font of the rest of the sentence.

      Second minor thing would be to completely remove the email entry on the contact list until it is usable.

      3 votes
      1. Keegan
        Link Parent
        Thanks, I have edited those to fix it.

        Thanks, I have edited those to fix it.

    3. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      A few comments: The primary color with white text might be fine for heavy weights and larger fonts, but makes smaller font sizes hard to read. I used Accessible Colors to check it. On the Times...

      A few comments:

      • The primary color with white text might be fine for heavy weights and larger fonts, but makes smaller font sizes hard to read. I used Accessible Colors to check it.
      • On the Times page, I got two identical messages telling me to enable JavaScript. One is fine.
      3 votes
      1. Keegan
        Link Parent
        I'll alter my colors to be more accessible. I've edited the messages to:

        I'll alter my colors to be more accessible.

        I've edited the messages to:

        • You are using a script blocker, which is stopping the time from being displayed.
        • Whitelist this site if you wish to use this page.
        1 vote
    4. [6]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      Neat and simple! I love this: It's so true :P I also like your conceptual distictions: posts/things. Good stuff :) oh, on the Times page -- I'm in CDT/CST, but it says my time is UTC.

      Neat and simple! I love this:

      Please share them since I need validation.

      It's so true :P

      I also like your conceptual distictions: posts/things. Good stuff :)

      oh, on the Times page -- I'm in CDT/CST, but it says my time is UTC.

      2 votes
      1. [5]
        Keegan
        Link Parent
        Thanks for the comments :) And the second time listed is always in UTC regardless of your time zone.

        Thanks for the comments :)

        And the second time listed is always in UTC regardless of your time zone.

        1 vote
        1. [4]
          acdw
          Link Parent
          Yes, the first one is as well.

          And the second time listed is always in UTC regardless of your time zone.

          Yes, the first one is as well.

          1. [3]
            Keegan
            Link Parent
            Is it possible that a privacy setting in your browser hides your time zone?

            Is it possible that a privacy setting in your browser hides your time zone?

            3 votes
            1. [2]
              acdw
              Link Parent
              It's possible! And in fact the case... Thanks! Sorry for all the noise

              It's possible! And in fact the case... Thanks! Sorry for all the noise

              3 votes
              1. Keegan
                Link Parent
                No problem! It’s good to know that it works still.

                No problem! It’s good to know that it works still.

                3 votes
  14. [5]
    petgoldfish
    Link
    https://raghavsai.com/ Curious to see what the feedback is!

    https://raghavsai.com/ Curious to see what the feedback is!

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      On the blog page, the spacing between the title, date, and subtitle make them feel disconnected, even though they should be part of the same group. This might become obvious with more than one...

      On the blog page, the spacing between the title, date, and subtitle make them feel disconnected, even though they should be part of the same group. This might become obvious with more than one post.

      On the portfolio page, there are horizontal rules separating each item, as well as each category, and because of that I have a hard time visually grouping Just News into the Web Dev category. Consider using space as a logical separator between projects in the same category, and horizontal rules to represent the end of a category.

      Other than that, looks good!

      4 votes
      1. petgoldfish
        Link Parent
        Thank you! I really appreciate the input. Yeah, I see the issue about the spacing and visual grouping. It seemed off to me but I couldn't put my finger on it. You hit the nail on the head though;...

        Thank you! I really appreciate the input.
        Yeah, I see the issue about the spacing and visual grouping. It seemed off to me but I couldn't put my finger on it. You hit the nail on the head though; I'll be fixing it soon.

        2 votes
      2. Elheffe
        Link Parent
        I wonder if the spacing issue will go away once you have multiple posts? I can see what you are saying though, it is a bit... spacey?

        I wonder if the spacing issue will go away once you have multiple posts? I can see what you are saying though, it is a bit... spacey?

    2. acdw
      Link Parent
      oh I love this design. I realized on the blog page, the About you part (with your picture and beginning with "Raghav loves") seems like it gets cut off with "find him on:". Both on the /blog/ and...

      oh I love this design. I realized on the blog page, the About you part (with your picture and beginning with "Raghav loves") seems like it gets cut off with "find him on:". Both on the /blog/ and at the bottom of the covid post.

      I looove the colors too -- the one thing is the dark colorscheme, the headline is a little dark for me. But I like the toggle! It's easy to figure out.

  15. [4]
    mxuribe
    Link
    It is acceptable to submit my site, even if nowadays the only thing that i touch is to update the copyright date? https://mxuribe.com/

    It is acceptable to submit my site, even if nowadays the only thing that i touch is to update the copyright date?
    https://mxuribe.com/

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      Sure! I like the design a lot, the yellow headlines and gray/black is warm and nice. I also like that' your a fellow enthusiast of silliness, and would love to see more silliness!

      Sure! I like the design a lot, the yellow headlines and gray/black is warm and nice. I also like that' your a fellow enthusiast of silliness, and would love to see more silliness!

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        mxuribe
        Link Parent
        Thanks! And glad to (virtually) meet a fellow enthusiast of silliness! :-)

        Thanks! And glad to (virtually) meet a fellow enthusiast of silliness! :-)

        2 votes
  16. [7]
    what
    Link
    A bit hesitant to post since I don't actually have anything on there yet aside from some basic contact info, but here's mine: https://avery.cafe I'm also working on adding a blog, it's not linked...

    A bit hesitant to post since I don't actually have anything on there yet aside from some basic contact info, but here's mine: https://avery.cafe

    I'm also working on adding a blog, it's not linked from the homepage yet though (I just have an example post there for now): https://avery.cafe/blog

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      meerific
      Link Parent
      Plenty of people have a homepage that's just contact info, so you're in good company there. The purple-on-brown text is a bit hard to read, so be careful with that. A few recommendations for the...

      Plenty of people have a homepage that's just contact info, so you're in good company there.

      The purple-on-brown text is a bit hard to read, so be careful with that.

      A few recommendations for the blog:

      • keep the body text's max width between two and three alphabets wide.
      • since you're using DM Mono, consider using DM Sans as your sans-serif font.
      5 votes
      1. what
        Link Parent
        Thanks for the feedback! This is a good point, I just checked on my phone and different screens and the background appears a lot lighter in some cases, I'll definitely need to revisit it. I did at...

        Thanks for the feedback!

        The purple-on-brown text is a bit hard to read, so be careful with that.

        This is a good point, I just checked on my phone and different screens and the background appears a lot lighter in some cases, I'll definitely need to revisit it. I did at least keep the the contrast ratio above the accessibility standard (according to Firefox devtools), but on some screens the blog is quite difficult to read.

        keep the body text's max width between two and three alphabets wide.

        Thanks, good recommendation!

        since you're using DM Mono, consider using DM Sans as your sans-serif font.

        I think I'm going to leave it for now, for longer text like a blog I prefer to leave it up to whatever is set by the browser. To be honest I've been considering removing the DM Mono font, since it takes (for example) the blog page from 5 KB to 55 KB, and I'm only using it for headers (although I do like how it looks...)

    2. [4]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      Oh this is dope! I love the colors and the font and the little rotating picture. The one thing is that when I hover over the picture, it jumps a lot. I'm not sure if it's my browser or what, so...

      Oh this is dope! I love the colors and the font and the little rotating picture. The one thing is that when I hover over the picture, it jumps a lot. I'm not sure if it's my browser or what, so let me know if you want me to take a screen thing and show you what I mean.

      What is that font, actually? I really like it :)

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        meerific
        Link Parent
        The font is DM Mono. I use the WhatFont extension to help figure that out. The shaking is an intentional animation.

        The font is DM Mono. I use the WhatFont extension to help figure that out.

        The shaking is an intentional animation.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          acdw
          Link Parent
          Thanks! And neat on the shaking!

          Thanks! And neat on the shaking!

          1 vote
          1. what
            Link Parent
            Haha I thought a little bit of interactivity might be a fun effect, maybe I'll tone it down or try a different effect though. Thank you for the feedback!

            Haha I thought a little bit of interactivity might be a fun effect, maybe I'll tone it down or try a different effect though. Thank you for the feedback!

            1 vote
  17. [3]
    admicos
    (edited )
    Link
    Here's mine: https://ecmelberk.com/ The posts there are a subset of my posts on Gemini, where I make them available through here if I believe they might be useful to a more general audience....

    Here's mine: https://ecmelberk.com/

    The posts there are a subset of my posts on Gemini, where I make them available through here if I believe they might be useful to a more general audience.

    Styling is done as minimally as possible while not being too "default". Colors selected to reduce the blue on their RGB values while still looking neat and accessible. prefers-color-scheme friendly. And all that with a 17.42 KB index, (Favicon alone is 15.40 KB) and the current "heaviest" post being 23.20 KB (favicon same)

    4 votes
    1. tindall
      Link Parent
      I enjoy the minimal style here! It's very distinctive, but not at all heavyweight (as you point out) and yay for low blue values.

      I enjoy the minimal style here! It's very distinctive, but not at all heavyweight (as you point out) and yay for low blue values.

      1 vote
    2. acdw
      Link Parent
      I like the green-on-yellow colors, and the width and style. I also really like the little bits on gemini links -- the rockets and pop-up text are great. Maybe consider including a link to a web...

      I like the green-on-yellow colors, and the width and style. I also really like the little bits on gemini links -- the rockets and pop-up text are great. Maybe consider including a link to a web proxy, so people can open the links?

  18. [3]
    Kremor
    Link
    My website is still a work in progress: https://www.tedesmac.com/ With that said, I'm only planing on finishing the renders and the about page, after that I'll try to add a gallery for my artwork...

    My website is still a work in progress: https://www.tedesmac.com/ warning javascript!!!

    With that said, I'm only planing on finishing the renders and the about page, after that I'll try to add a gallery for my artwork and start adding content to the blog and/or the portfolio.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      I think you should keep all the placeholders ;) I like the colors and the boldness of it all! When I went to it, it jumped around a lot because of the hover effects on those top links, so I was...

      I think you should keep all the placeholders ;)

      I like the colors and the boldness of it all! When I went to it, it jumped around a lot because of the hover effects on those top links, so I was confused. Also because they changed when I hovered, I didn't realize at first that I could click on them as well. Other than that, it's cool! Looking forward to content :)

      2 votes
      1. Kremor
        Link Parent
        Thank you, someone else told me to keep a single color in the navigation bar on the home page, I didn't quite get why until I saw you comment.

        Thank you, someone else told me to keep a single color in the navigation bar on the home page, I didn't quite get why until I saw you comment.

        2 votes
  19. [6]
    Cycloneblaze
    Link
    Definitely a work in progress , especially content-wise, but the design is pretty much where I want it, so: cycloneblaze.net definitely didn't jack the header design from Keegan

    Definitely a work in progress that has been taking up too much of my time, especially content-wise, but the design is pretty much where I want it, so: cycloneblaze.net

    definitely didn't jack the header design from Keegan

    4 votes
    1. [5]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      I love this a lot -- really like the pixel art comet and pokemon, and I like how in-depth your Links page is. I need to set one up like that. The only thing design-wise is the email emoji needs a...

      I love this a lot -- really like the pixel art comet and pokemon, and I like how in-depth your Links page is. I need to set one up like that. The only thing design-wise is the email emoji needs a space between it and the 'me' on the landing page. Also the Imprint page is really tall, with a lot of empty space, which is confusing.
      But over all, dope site!

      1 vote
      1. [4]
        Cycloneblaze
        Link Parent
        Thank you! If you click on the Pokémon you can get to the site they came from, there are some great artists there. The comet is all me though 😄 I think I might make some collapsible divs for the...

        Thank you! If you click on the Pokémon you can get to the site they came from, there are some great artists there. The comet is all me though 😄

        I think I might make some collapsible divs for the links page as it's pretty long, but I like have a place where all my accounts link back to. A top node on the Cyclonegraph, if you will.

        • Noted on the email, I went back and forth on that space
        • The empty space is on purpose to separate the back link from the rest of the content (so as to de-emphasise it, and emphasise the latter). I suppose there could be less space though, it probably looks quite odd on mobile.
        1 vote
        1. [3]
          acdw
          Link Parent
          I saw the artists, they were great :) And the comet is also dope -- AND if I end up doing a links page, I'll use your icon to link back to you !! re: collapsible divs -- you know about <details> ?...

          I saw the artists, they were great :) And the comet is also dope -- AND if I end up doing a links page, I'll use your icon to link back to you !!

          re: collapsible divs -- you know about <details> ? Like this:

          click <-- here Secret stuff :)

          And the others --- yeah, makes sense. You could use CSS to push that back link to the bottom, maybe, or just leave it out ... I think most people know how to use "Back."

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            Cycloneblaze
            Link Parent
            I did not know about <details>, sounds perfect! I keep coming across new semantic elements in HTML as I build, it took me a few weeks to find <main> which doesn't have the connotations that...

            I did not know about <details>, sounds perfect! I keep coming across new semantic elements in HTML as I build, it took me a few weeks to find <main> which doesn't have the connotations that <article> has. Same with <nav> over <menu>. Things like that make me glad I'm building a website in 2020 and not, even five years earlier!

            Thank you for the advice too. I'd be privileged to have someone link to me with my icon ☄️ !

            2 votes
            1. acdw
              Link Parent
              Ha, yes! I refuse to develop in anything less than html5 anymore. It's just for me, so what do I care if it doesn't quite with on a really old terrible browser? Although anymore, they're all okay...

              Ha, yes! I refuse to develop in anything less than html5 anymore. It's just for me, so what do I care if it doesn't quite with on a really old terrible browser? Although anymore, they're all okay in that regard I think.

              I tried to make an icon, but it wasn't quite what I wanted. I think I'll try again next week.

              2 votes
  20. [6]
    rosco
    Link
    Website: https://www.ross-davison.com/ I'm not sure if this counts as I'm not a dev and used Squarespace, but I'd love to hear thoughts on the design and layout. I just recently made some big...

    Website: https://www.ross-davison.com/
    I'm not sure if this counts as I'm not a dev and used Squarespace, but I'd love to hear thoughts on the design and layout. I just recently made some big changes and am unsure how I feel about them.

    4 votes
    1. [5]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      This site is dope, it looks great! One thing is when I'm clicking around, it seems as though the scrolling doesn't go back to the top? Or it's in a confusing place. But I love the fonts, spacing,...

      This site is dope, it looks great! One thing is when I'm clicking around, it seems as though the scrolling doesn't go back to the top? Or it's in a confusing place. But I love the fonts, spacing, all that other stuff. It looks vv polished.

      2 votes
      1. [4]
        rosco
        Link Parent
        Thanks! I appreciate the feedback but am not quiet sure what you mean but not being able to scroll back to the top of the site. Do you mean the three main sections "Environment, Heritage, and...

        Thanks! I appreciate the feedback but am not quiet sure what you mean but not being able to scroll back to the top of the site. Do you mean the three main sections "Environment, Heritage, and Explore" or the others out of the top right bar?

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          acdw
          Link Parent
          I'm going to be honest with you, I don't know ! I tried checking your site again to see what I was talking about, and I can't duplicate the issue. So, nevermind, I guess?! It looks great still :)

          I'm going to be honest with you, I don't know ! I tried checking your site again to see what I was talking about, and I can't duplicate the issue. So, nevermind, I guess?! It looks great still :)

          1. [2]
            rosco
            Link Parent
            haha, cool, thanks for taking a second look! Great thread by the way!

            haha, cool, thanks for taking a second look! Great thread by the way!

            1 vote
  21. [5]
    Zarasophos
    Link
    https://zarasophos.net/ I can't code and needed a mail address

    https://zarasophos.net/
    I can't code and needed a mail address

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      oh lol,, so it's supposed to be blank?! Love it :)

      oh lol,, so it's supposed to be blank?! Love it :)

      4 votes
    2. [2]
      piedpiper
      Link Parent
      It's beautiful! I'm a big fan of the clean and minimalist feel. Super quick to load too.

      It's beautiful! I'm a big fan of the clean and minimalist feel. Super quick to load too.

      3 votes
      1. Zarasophos
        Link Parent
        Thank you very much, that was what I was going for!

        Thank you very much, that was what I was going for!

  22. [2]
    lionirdeadman
    Link
    Oh, mine's https://thelion.website. I re-did it from scratch not too long ago based Zola-paper. I feel like it misses personality but not entirely sure how to fix that.

    Oh, mine's https://thelion.website. I re-did it from scratch not too long ago based Zola-paper. I feel like it misses personality but not entirely sure how to fix that.

    4 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      I am loving all of these cartoon avatars everyone has! I like yours as well, of course :) It's dramatic :) I think your site has enough personality, but if you wanted more, maybe try a background...

      I am loving all of these cartoon avatars everyone has! I like yours as well, of course :) It's dramatic :)

      I think your site has enough personality, but if you wanted more, maybe try a background image or color, or a slightly different font or something?

      3 votes
  23. [7]
    krg
    Link
    well, it's not much of anything... but i got this goin' on. i need to fix it so that the image is scaled properly. also, I was lookin' for a way to get the image to start unaltered and get...

    well, it's not much of anything... but i got this goin' on.

    i need to fix it so that the image is scaled properly. also, I was lookin' for a way to get the image to start unaltered and get progressively more bit-crushed and oscillate.

    3 votes
    1. [5]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      This is all I can see on Firefox on Void Linux: https://ttm.sh/hVz.png I can check on Chrome on my other computer in a bit :)

      This is all I can see on Firefox on Void Linux: https://ttm.sh/hVz.png I can check on Chrome on my other computer in a bit :)

      4 votes
      1. tindall
        Link Parent
        Same for me on Mac OS.

        Same for me on Mac OS.

        3 votes
      2. meerific
        Link Parent
        I tried in Chrome, same thing. It's basically a zoomed-in version of this image.

        I tried in Chrome, same thing. It's basically a zoomed-in version of this image.

        3 votes
      3. [2]
        krg
        Link Parent
        yea, the image will resize if you shrink the window. it was a quick + dirty job! i’ll look into proper image resizing soon. :)

        yea, the image will resize if you shrink the window. it was a quick + dirty job! i’ll look into proper image resizing soon. :)

        2 votes
        1. acdw
          Link Parent
          OH, lol, it's you! Pretty cool idea :)

          OH, lol, it's you! Pretty cool idea :)

          1 vote
  24. [7]
    jcdl
    Link
    I refreshed my blog with Hugo in August. Pretty happy with it since all I have to do to update it is push to my GitLab repo and it’ll build and deploy it. https://jcdl.net

    I refreshed my blog with Hugo in August. Pretty happy with it since all I have to do to update it is push to my GitLab repo and it’ll build and deploy it.

    https://jcdl.net

    3 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      Oh I love this website, the colors, the fonts -- it's really nice :) Also happy to see another 4-letter-handle person!!

      Oh I love this website, the colors, the fonts -- it's really nice :)

      Also happy to see another 4-letter-handle person!!

      4 votes
    2. [2]
      Cycloneblaze
      Link Parent
      I like the header navigation, I might have to crib from that. I'm a fan of the colour scheme you've used here too.

      I like the header navigation, I might have to crib from that. I'm a fan of the colour scheme you've used here too.

      2 votes
      1. jcdl
        Link Parent
        Thanks :) The colour scheme is based on Dracula, a popular code editor colour scheme.

        Thanks :) The colour scheme is based on Dracula, a popular code editor colour scheme.

    3. [2]
      under
      Link Parent
      I love this, gonna even copy the idea for myself.

      I love this, gonna even copy the idea for myself.

      2 votes
    4. thundergolfer
      Link Parent
      Pretty cool. I'm really liking 'exposed markdown' style sites at the moment.

      Pretty cool. I'm really liking 'exposed markdown' style sites at the moment.

      1 vote
  25. [4]
    nbrempel
    Link
    I’ve actually just finished rebuilding my site using Django and Wagtail. I still want to go over some of the details but what the heck I’ll post it here! It supports dark mode, but relies on the...

    I’ve actually just finished rebuilding my site using Django and Wagtail. I still want to go over some of the details but what the heck I’ll post it here!

    It supports dark mode, but relies on the OS dark mode toggle. I opted not to include that on the site itself for simplicity’s sake.

    https://nrempel.com

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      Oh I like this a lot! Very clean, very polished. I like the gray as the bg as well :)

      Oh I like this a lot! Very clean, very polished. I like the gray as the bg as well :)

      3 votes
    2. thundergolfer
      Link Parent
      I like the art style of your headshot. How was it produced?

      I like the art style of your headshot. How was it produced?

  26. [3]
    cstby
    Link
    Just started this last month. Would love feedback! https://carlsteib.com/

    Just started this last month. Would love feedback! https://carlsteib.com/

    3 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      Looove these colors, and LOVE the Solo Jazz Cup theme!!! I might actually switch from Modus-Operandi for a minute to try it out :) For me the layout of your site is a little off though -- the text...

      Looove these colors, and LOVE the Solo Jazz Cup theme!!! I might actually switch from Modus-Operandi for a minute to try it out :)

      For me the layout of your site is a little off though -- the text next to your picture overlaps it, and the highlights on the headers are off-center. That latter might be intentional -- I actually like it, but thought it might be unintentional. Oh and the boxes under PROJECTS break up, esp the second one.

      2 votes
    2. Kuromantis
      Link Parent
      Looks pretty good. If I were to change your site I would: Change your image from a circle to a square/rectangle, maybe with rounded corners and also not upload a JPEG. Define what you mean by...

      Looks pretty good. If I were to change your site I would:

      • Change your image from a circle to a square/rectangle, maybe with rounded corners and also not upload a JPEG.

      • Define what you mean by "select work". "Projects" shows what you have done so maybe "select work" shows what you want to do, or are currently doing or are doing for your company instead of yourself.

      • Link the "blog" header to archives in case someone wants to see everything you've written instead of what you have most recently written.

      These 2 are more based on my taste rather than anything I find serious:

      • Expand the blue boxes to cover the whole header (I think) text or the whole bottom of the text like in "carl steib" in your archives page rather than, IMO, be awkwardly put to the bottom right.

      • Use some moderately thicker text under your headers.

      1 vote
  27. [3]
    maauer
    Link
    I haven't updated it in years and it contains remnants of a number of mental break does but here it goes. https://www.maauer.com

    I haven't updated it in years and it contains remnants of a number of mental break does but here it goes. https://www.maauer.com

    3 votes
    1. thundergolfer
      Link Parent
      I like the look, but can't figure out if there's anything for me to look at on the site. Is there a blog, or is it a homepage only?

      I like the look, but can't figure out if there's anything for me to look at on the site. Is there a blog, or is it a homepage only?

      3 votes
    2. acdw
      Link Parent
      I can't get to this from behind my work firewall, but I'll look at it when I get home :)

      I can't get to this from behind my work firewall, but I'll look at it when I get home :)

      1 vote
  28. [3]
    bilbodwyer
    Link
    Perhaps I'm a little late to the party, but here's mine: https://billodwyer.xyz

    Perhaps I'm a little late to the party, but here's mine:
    https://billodwyer.xyz

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      acdw
      Link Parent
      This looks great! I love the colors and the landing page graphic, and it's easy to navigate. The middle column is thinner than I'd have made it, but I actually quite like it!

      This looks great! I love the colors and the landing page graphic, and it's easy to navigate. The middle column is thinner than I'd have made it, but I actually quite like it!

      1 vote
      1. bilbodwyer
        Link Parent
        Many thanks! It's a WIP, and I'm hoping to flesh it out with extra pages and such, but for the time being it does the job nicely :)

        Many thanks! It's a WIP, and I'm hoping to flesh it out with extra pages and such, but for the time being it does the job nicely :)

        2 votes
  29. [2]
    calm_bomb
    Link
    Not much about it, as it's a hugo with a free/public template: https://calmbomb.eu I (used to) write a lot about live metal concerts in Romanian, my native language.

    Not much about it, as it's a hugo with a free/public template: https://calmbomb.eu

    I (used to) write a lot about live metal concerts in Romanian, my native language.

    3 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      Ooh, dark mode, nice :) Also that's a great page title!

      Ooh, dark mode, nice :) Also that's a great page title!

      2 votes
  30. [2]
    thundergolfer
    (edited )
    Link
    Without looking at the awesome sites people have posted here and getting scared off adding my own, here goes. https://thundergolfer.com/ I'm aware of a few problems with it, but won't bias the...

    Without looking at the awesome sites people have posted here and getting scared off adding my own, here goes.

    https://thundergolfer.com/

    I'm aware of a few problems with it, but won't bias the responses but listing them.

    Most of the design elements were cribbed from the crazy cool website of a creative consultancy called Junior that failed and has seemingly disappeared off the face of the internet. Their website had an animated SVG centrepiece in black and neon that made me initially fall in love with their website, but I was never skilled enough to recreate something like it.

    2 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      Oh this is neat! I like all the BIG fonts and the menu animation. I think a landing page might be nice to have, that just tells us about who you are, etc., but it's really well designed :)

      Oh this is neat! I like all the BIG fonts and the menu animation. I think a landing page might be nice to have, that just tells us about who you are, etc., but it's really well designed :)

      2 votes
  31. [2]
    aymm
    Link
    I've been neglecting it a bit recently, but here it is: https://groundphlegm.wedro.online/

    I've been neglecting it a bit recently, but here it is: https://groundphlegm.wedro.online/

    2 votes
    1. acdw
      Link Parent
      Oh I like the orange and gray here. Very nice!

      Oh I like the orange and gray here. Very nice!

      3 votes