Check out the Full View, I am really looking for some Designer feedback here ;)
10 months ago
It's very clean, I am curious what the arrows do underneath the content box. Are those going to scroll through images where the featured image is?
I'm wondering about the eye icon as well, it looks cool, but I'd be tempted to just make the whole area clickable, unless that's what you were already planning.
@Mike Torosian Thanks for the feedback it's tough to get anyone to comment. Yes, the arrows will scroll or 'carousel' through the images. Each image is actually a individual project... Then, once the eye (Maybe should be an arrow oppose to an eye) was clicked it will take you to view all of the images within that project. Make sense?
It is tough to get feedback, it's one of my biggest frustrations with Dribbble, it seems rare to get comments of any substance.
Are the arrows going to be fixed under whichever project is hovered on? Where would the arrows be when the page first loads? Or is there always going to be an active state for the project.
Using an arrow instead of an eye might add confusion due to the fact that you are already using arrows directly below that, people may be confused on which arrow does what. It might make more sense from a usability perspective to make a link that is more obvious to click through into the project. After all, you don't want people to miss out on your portfolio.
@Mike Torosian The idea is to have the arrows always be fixed where you see it now. There is no hovering on the other images, you click the arrow and the next image will carousel over to where the active image appears. It's really hard to explain! And yeah, I'm going to ditch the icon and just use text based link.
Thanks for the feedback!
Oh ok, I get it now. At first glance it looks as though the arrows are a part of the highlighted project.
I would say those arrows should be in a more universal spot if they are going to move the carousel to the next featured image/project. Having them associated with the active one makes me think there is more to see with that one active project. I understand why you did it, but it's a usability problem because the arrows will constantly be in a new spot each time they are clicked.
What you could do to fix this is to leave the arrows at the bottom of the highlighted project, but, make the highlighted project always be in the same spot, for example aligned with your name/headline. that way the focus is in the same spot every time.
And yes, I share everyone's frustration with the lack of constructive feedback on here. There is too much "stroking of egos" and not enough criticism.
6 months ago
@Anthony Fonte Awesome, thanks for the feedback. If I comprehended your comment correctly what you suggested of having the arrows always at the bottom of the project, with the focus always in the same spot is my initial concept actually! The spot being aligned with the nav though and not my name.
Ah, yea, I kinda thought that might be what you are going for as well, but it still seems like a disconnect because of where you are leading their focus once they have scanned the top portion of the page. If you think about the layout like people read a book, it's more logical to be left aligned, not right aligned.
Another example of how this interaction could be a bit odd is if the projects themselves are in fact click/tap-able to advance the carousel. If we go with your idea, if they click the far left project, it would advance itself all the way over to the right moving the user's focus from one side of the page (logically where it sits) to the other.
OR... you could go a completely different direction and have active projects double their real estate size to create more focus on them by sheer size. So if you left aligned it to your name, it would take up two project slots as opposed to just one.
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