The contact form has a different idea which is good but its not intuitive I would say.
It asks name at top, when I add, i expect to autowrite in the below highlighted area. When editing the highlighted text, its hard to select the text. When I click and write, it adds to it. When I try to double click, it just selects a word. So the only option is to select by mouse cursor which is time consuming.
So, it would be great if you could add auto select on click or double click, so that the default text removes when we start typing.
Great feedback Surjith! I also have heard the same feedback from a friend of mine the other day. Definitely going to relook at this and implement it another way.
The main aim is to help guide potential clients when they are reaching out about their project - guide them with a structured mail which will help me reply sooner with more accurate availability. Maybe the pre-populated email isn't the best option for that. I'll try brainstorm some more ideas!
Hey Kieron, this work is really good. I love the cases and how they go from before/after and also mention other deliverables other than design. You clearly know what you are doing!
Aw, thanks Johan. Really appreciate the kind words!
Love your style guide/screenshots with Ryanair
Ah thanks, dude. Ah sure, I was lucky enough to get to work with an awesome team, including the bleedin' deadly Al Power.. Was a blast.
Solid work, congrats. I have only one feedback, I would combine home and work pages as one home.
Apart from a clean look and simple yet easy navigation I found it heavy, the work section alone weights over 6 MB of data.
Maybe you can consider using a lower resolution for the images?
Could just make them srcset, jpg and lazyload and the initial page weight would drop massively.
It's always interesting seeing sites like this launched and missing such fundamental things for the modern web even for people who are not developers this sort of thing should be at least considered on a basic level.
That aside, I like the look and feel of the site Kieron, got a really friendly vibe to it which is no doubt thanks to the colour palette of many of your projects. :thumbsup:
Thanks for the feedback and complement James! Yourself and Markus are spot on - I did a bit of compression but nothing to a proper standard. Going to add it to my list and review those assets asap!
Could just make them srcset, jpg and lazyload...even for people who are not developers this sort of thing should be at least considered on a basic level.
There is nothing basic about that approach to setting up images on the web. I have been designing and coding web pages since Netscape 0.9b and I need to reference my notes when using srcset. Frank Chimero wrote a great article about the problems with "modern" web design. You should read it.
update: Here's another great article about the complexity of the web that not only references Frank's article, it quotes many other leading web industry veterans and their struggle keeping up with technology.
Yeah, great point man! I did some basic optimization on the assets folder but nothing too detailed. I'll add that to my list and review all the assets and see what I can scale down and reduce! Thanks dude!
Hey mate, clean looking site! If i could ask, what makes prompted you to build your new site on a custom Craft CMS? any pro points this that you could share? is it better than WordPress?
Hey Faz! Thanks so much for your nice comments!
Back when I did a lot of development work, I mainly used ExpressionEngine and during that time I heard a lot about Craft but never got a chance to jump in and try it out.
Over the last couple of months, I decided to build a few sites with Craft over EE and so far I've just found it a little bit more lightweight, two seconds to create your content models, and just all-around fun to use. If I was going for something a lot heavier like an eCommerce site, I'd still pick EE because of my knowledge with the platform. But then again, I'm sure Craft could handle it.
I've used foundation and custom scss on the front-end, which I love building out, so for me, any cms like Craft or EE is brilliant. Let me code up all my front-end and hook it up to the backend with some simple lines of code.
I haven't used Wordpress or anything like that in 10+ years so I couldn't even comment on what that's like to work with nowadays.
Craft is definitely work checking out.
Thanks Kieron for your reply! its refreshing to know. I will definately look into Craft for future projects!
Have a good day!