Please and thank you!
I think it is alright. For me, the CSS Transitions are affecting the quality of the thumbnails when not being hovered over (which might turn some potential clients away).
My other thought is to add some additional whitespace after your portfolio pieces and before your lower headings. They just seem a little too close for that minimalistic of a style.
@AndyStaple Bad aliasing?
Good call on the padding. Fixed.
I love the effect, but I am not sure it is effective. As mentioned above by @AndyStaple The quality of the images is sacrificed in some situations.
"My goal in life: Be Creative Be happy" - That's two goals, and your use of capitals appears a bit on the random side. Pick a case, title or sentence. The capital C has the effect of making the top line look like it's in a bigger font. Try "My goals in life: be creative, be happy", or "My goal in life: be happy through being creative" or something like that.
In the header, there's no way I could read your name. It reads like, "My name Js Court". I know you explain the name farther down the page and it's in the URL in any case, but still that could do with being easier to read. Your favicon looks like a script L.
I'm not sure why some of your links (my blog, mustache, ...) have their underline extended and some don't (hacker, ...) and couldn't see a reason on cursory CSS inspection, but it looks weird and wrong.
I like the way nothing has a border on the form and the images, which is consistent with the light font used and works ok. I like the CSS rotational effect on the gallery.
@moopet That was a harsh, good critique. Thank you.
What do you mean by extended underline?
@rocktronica it's actually not doing it now I've re-visited the page - I think it was probably my browser acting up, so just ignore me on that one. Sorry :)
I would rework the header graphic. The hand written font seems like scribbles, I can't really read it, even though I know what it says and the typography on the left just seems hap hazard. Its not really thought out. I'd like to see some play with the kerning and tracking and really looking at the type face. I also think that maybe you should increase the contrast in type sizes.
I dig the varied portfolio thumbnails. Maybe lose the css3 effect. When its turned, its not that pretty. Unless you can have maybe have a separate image for before the effect happens? Just some ideas.
@artisticdork The "font" is my actual handwriting, which is admittedly and invariably scribbly and unkerned. Illegibility is a real concern, though, so thanks for the feedback.
@rocktronica oh I knew the left scribble was not a font, i was more speaking about the right text. The "My goals in life: Be Creative.Be Happy." I would play with some different fonts and some different font weights.
@artisticdork Ahh, gotcha, thanks.
I don't know if anyone else is getting this, but every time I hover over or interact with an element on the page, the entire site flickers black! What the... for testing purposes: Chrome on Mac osx lion.
@jody Curious. I'm on the same browser/OS and can't replicate that. Could it be a memory problem? Anything un-standard about your machine?
@rocktronica it was weird it was happening to me for all websites with any amount of jquery, but only when Chrome was in full screen and used with Lion's multiple workspaces. Bug!
@jody Thanks for the followup. I'm seeing it now w/ fullscreen. Good to know it wasn't something on my end.
Hey Tommy! I really love the interactive movement of the boxes, as well as the simplicity of the page. A lot of web designer's sites are packed with unnecessary navigation like "Home, About Us, Mission Statement, Who We Are, Portfolio, Contact" blah blah blah and you have exactly what is necessary and nothing more. Great work!
@kthrose Hey, thanks! Yeah, I agree, too often solo guys overdo it with the corporate speak. Good to keep it simple, I think.
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