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    Question Feedback on my website eb-studio.com

    Hi Im just starting with web design & front end development,I would like some feedback!
    This is my site: Home | EB Studio
    Please give it a score from 0 to 10 and tell me what you like and hate about the site!
    I want to know where I have to work.

    Thank you!

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    First thing that I noticed, which you can replicate if you do a Ctrl+F5 (PC, heck if I know how to do a hard refresh on a Mac, google it) so that you can view your own website without hitting your local disk cache... the background image takes a long time to load, and that's on a 150Mbps connection with a high end quad core desktop. Imaging how users of slower internet would experience that - either optimize the image or if it's already really small get a better hosting provider.

    Next up, I personally thing those sliders/bars for "skill set" are stupid. So you are telling the potential client you're not 100% sure what you're doing with any of the technologies you listed? Sure, you and I know that you can't know everything (that's what google is for) but find something else to put there - it's your about page, maybe put a picture of you instead there.

    Now, onto "Features"... that doesn't really make sense. Animation is not a feature, it's a service, so perhaps rename that page to Services or What We Do or something like that.

    On the clients section, give us something more. When the user hovers over the logo of the company it should stop moving the slider, turn that logo from gray to colored, and maybe if they click it they can get more info about what you did for that client.

    On the contact section, you should host your own contact form for a smoother user experience. Oh, and you have a domain, so your email should be something@eb-studio.com - perhaps hello@ or info@ or email@ ?? it's just unprofessional to use a free/3rd-party email for your business.

    Also, in the navigation menu, Clients is misspelled as "Cliants"

    Despite all of that, the site is overall very nice and well designed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles415 View Post
    First thing that I noticed, which you can replicate if you do a Ctrl+F5 (PC, heck if I know how to do a hard refresh on a Mac, google it) so that you can view your own website without hitting your local disk cache... the background image takes a long time to load, and that's on a 150Mbps connection with a high end quad core desktop. Imaging how users of slower internet would experience that - either optimize the image or if it's already really small get a better hosting provider.

    Next up, I personally thing those sliders/bars for "skill set" are stupid. So you are telling the potential client you're not 100% sure what you're doing with any of the technologies you listed? Sure, you and I know that you can't know everything (that's what google is for) but find something else to put there - it's your about page, maybe put a picture of you instead there.

    Now, onto "Features"... that doesn't really make sense. Animation is not a feature, it's a service, so perhaps rename that page to Services or What We Do or something like that.

    On the clients section, give us something more. When the user hovers over the logo of the company it should stop moving the slider, turn that logo from gray to colored, and maybe if they click it they can get more info about what you did for that client.

    On the contact section, you should host your own contact form for a smoother user experience. Oh, and you have a domain, so your email should be something@eb-studio.com - perhaps hello@ or info@ or email@ ?? it's just unprofessional to use a free/3rd-party email for your business.

    Also, in the navigation menu, Clients is misspelled as "Cliants"

    Despite all of that, the site is overall very nice and well designed.
    Thank you for your feedback I appreciate it! I will try to fix some stuff.

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    I second noodles' comment on those "skill sliders". That's one of those web designer trends that people follow without really thinking it through. The percentage is arbitrary and ultimately meaningless unless say you took a third party test along the lines of what oDesk/Upwork offers and use those numbers to back it up. To be honest, I'm pleasantly surprised I'm not the first person to point this out. Big up to noodles for that.

    The good stuff:

    1) It's not WordPress. This means it's automatically more awesome because you didn't subject yourself to its nonsense, and in my eyes it puts you above about 95% of your competition.

    2) I don't see any Bootstrap signs. This also means it's automatically more awesome.

    3) I don't see any signs that it's a template. This also means that it's automatically more awesome.

    4) It looks real purdy-like. I like the look of it, even though I' ma developer. The colors blend well together.

    The odd stuff:

    1) "I" vs "we". Your intro paragraph says you're the best UX/UI designer in London, and your about us section mentions "we" several times. Be an "I", especially if you're a freelancer. It's more honest, and I think we're starting to get to a point where individual freelancers are more valuable than companies and teams.

    2) The green you're using. It works okay against the dark background from a contrast ratio point of view, but not so much when you use it against white. Here are some alternatives that you can use for the green with the white.

    Tanaguru Contrast-Finder

    The reason you want to pay attention to this particular issue: you're British, there's a nebulous law called the Equality Act 2010 that pretty much says you have to, and lawyers suck.

    Contrast Ratio Accessibility | News | Digital Mosaic | Digital Design Agency <-- some more context.

    3) Your comma usage. Put a space after your commas, bro.

    4) Put your portfolio on your site. It doesn't need to be in three places. It should be in one, and it should be where people are looking.

    5) I hate the site I'm about to link to ordinarily, but they make a valid point in this instance about your hamburger menu.

    Be Careful About These 6 Web Design Trends in 2016

    It's good for mobile. It's not so good from a desktop point of view. Why make people click when they don't have to?

    All in all, though, a much better site than I see from most so-called designers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    I second noodles' comment on those "skill sliders". That's one of those web designer trends that people follow without really thinking it through. The percentage is arbitrary and ultimately meaningless unless say you took a third party test along the lines of what oDesk/Upwork offers and use those numbers to back it up. To be honest, I'm pleasantly surprised I'm not the first person to point this out. Big up to noodles for that.

    The good stuff:

    1) It's not WordPress. This means it's automatically more awesome because you didn't subject yourself to its nonsense, and in my eyes it puts you above about 95% of your competition.

    2) I don't see any Bootstrap signs. This also means it's automatically more awesome.

    3) I don't see any signs that it's a template. This also means that it's automatically more awesome.

    4) It looks real purdy-like. I like the look of it, even though I' ma developer. The colors blend well together.

    The odd stuff:

    1) "I" vs "we". Your intro paragraph says you're the best UX/UI designer in London, and your about us section mentions "we" several times. Be an "I", especially if you're a freelancer. It's more honest, and I think we're starting to get to a point where individual freelancers are more valuable than companies and teams.

    2) The green you're using. It works okay against the dark background from a contrast ratio point of view, but not so much when you use it against white. Here are some alternatives that you can use for the green with the white.

    Tanaguru Contrast-Finder

    The reason you want to pay attention to this particular issue: you're British, there's a nebulous law called the Equality Act 2010 that pretty much says you have to, and lawyers suck.

    Contrast Ratio Accessibility | News | Digital Mosaic | Digital Design Agency <-- some more context.

    3) Your comma usage. Put a space after your commas, bro.

    4) Put your portfolio on your site. It doesn't need to be in three places. It should be in one, and it should be where people are looking.

    5) I hate the site I'm about to link to ordinarily, but they make a valid point in this instance about your hamburger menu.

    Be Careful About These 6 Web Design Trends in 2016

    It's good for mobile. It's not so good from a desktop point of view. Why make people click when they don't have to?

    All in all, though, a much better site than I see from most so-called designers.
    Thanks for the feedback,I want to get serious about web design and development so I was guessing if I want to get really good at it I would have to avoid all the plugins and libraries .etc
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    Damn right you will. It's like a calculator...they're useful, but you also need to have the fundamentals in case you don't have your calculator or someone supplies you one that you can't figure out how to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EB Studio View Post
    Thanks for the feedback,I want to get serious about web design and development so I was guessing if I want to get really good at it I would have to avoid all the plugins and libraries .etc
    I don't know if I would go that far. I personally believe this is true and theres not much that I disagree with Game about. In this case I don't disagree but I don't necessarily agree either.

    I avoid templates and plugins as much as possible. If I can help it I'd code everything from scratch, and I typically do. I can use or not use whatever I wan't, but thats because I am a freelancer with no intention of working for someone else and no intention to work with people who will force me to use something like WP for example. I get that luxury and Game gets that luxury because we get to choose who we work with and for.

    You have your own site and it looks like your own studio, which I believe means you want to go freelance as well. So you may also have the luxury me n Game have. On the other hand if you do down the road find yourself in a position looking for employment you may need to know WP, Bootstrap, or any random framework.

    What I am getting at is "really good at web development" is subjective to who you ask. Asking us, this is definitely the truth. Asking a future employer and it may be a different answer.

    The great thing is that since you are choosing to go the route less traveled, or the "harder" route, you will have the understanding of these languages that WP, Bootstrap are built on. Allowing for a smaller learning curve should you have to learn them later in life.


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    8/10. Work on the design. Too common layout.


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