New DrewWilson.com LIVE

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  1. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    I finally have a new website!! yay!

    No CMS, no blog, no nothin. Just what i needed!! :D

    I wanted a way to just show people all my projects and that's it :)
    I'm not a blogger as I discovered years ago, so I don't need one. I also don't need a portfolio anymore sine my focus is on my own stuff now, so i think this new site accomplishes all that.

    no mobile version yet, more small tweeks to come probably.

    Thanks for checking it out!

    UPDATE: Be sure to use a webkit browsers, FireFox and other are lame and don't let you style scrollbars :(

    almost 3 years ago

  2. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    oh and a link would be nice:
    http://drewwilson.com

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    almost 3 years ago

  3. Brian Benitez Brian Benitez

    Congrats, dude! It looks sick!

    almost 3 years ago

  4. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    Thanks notorious U S B :)

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    almost 3 years ago

  5. Mark Tyrrell Mark Tyrrell

    Wow, nice!

    The scroll bar looks like a normal scroll bar in FF5 btw.

    almost 3 years ago

  6. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    Mark,
    ya, FF doesnt do custom scrollbars :(

    tip: use webkit ;)

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    almost 3 years ago

  7. Prekesh Chavda Prekesh Chavda

    Real nice, but why do you keep taking photos of your screen showing what you've made? It looks so stupid.

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    almost 3 years ago

  8. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    @Prekesh, i like it :)

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    almost 3 years ago

  9. Prekesh Chavda Prekesh Chavda

    Fair enough :P

    almost 3 years ago

  10. Stephan Wetzl Stephan Wetzl

    congrats looks slick !

    almost 3 years ago

  11. Mike Martin Mike Martin

    Great work as always!
    My first instinct was to press Left and Right on my keyboard to navigate like coverflow. Perhaps you could add keyboard shortcuts. :)

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    almost 3 years ago

  12. Craig Reville Craig Reville

    Try tinyscrollbar - http://www.baijs.nl/tinyscrollbar/

    Would look awesome on your website :D

    almost 3 years ago

  13. a-zel a-zel

    could always use js for your scrollbars... looks fresh!

    almost 3 years ago

  14. David Keegan David Keegan

    This looks really nice! I find the navigation to be a bit strange though. One reason for this is because the scrollbar goes behind the main card so it's possible for the card to completely cover the scrollbar: http://cl.ly/8RZE Maybe the scrollbar could be below the card? Also with the scrollbar you can't see all the items in the main card. The number it skips is dependent on the size of the window. In this screenshot http://cl.ly/8Rva I'm scrolled all the way to the left and have missed out on dialoggs, valio, and photos. To see them I would have to explicitly click on them. Maybe this could be solved with arrows?

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    almost 3 years ago

  15. Ben Briggs Ben Briggs

    Nice Drew.. but I don't like the way the scrollbar is underneath the content, or that if you click an image instead of scrolling it doesn't scroll the bar.

    Love the colour scheme though.

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    almost 3 years ago

  16. Mark Tyrrell Mark Tyrrell

    Drew as others have said, I would use JS for the scrollbar, and fall back on HTML/CSS. It seems too big a piece of the UI to require a webkit browser.

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    almost 3 years ago

  17. stopingmirron stopingmirron

    Loveeeeeeeeee it

    almost 3 years ago

  18. Manolo Sañudo Manolo Sañudo

    The only think I don't like is that I can't reach the furthest ~2 projects by just scrolling, I need to click on them to see them. :p
    It's a great website though, I love it! :)

    almost 3 years ago

  19. Jarad Johnson Jarad Johnson

    Awesome feel to the site, Drew. Congrats on launching! I'd agree that it's a bit weird when you can't scroll all the way to the end of your project list, but when you click one of the last 3 puts it in the middle. The inconsistency makes you switch between two different ways of using the site.

    almost 3 years ago

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  21. Tanner Christensen Tanner Christensen

    Site looks awesome, but the scrollbar issue is really killing the experience. You're better than that Drew! I know you are.

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    almost 3 years ago

  22. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    i plan to add arrows for extra navigation help.
    i wont add a JS scrollbar though.

    Remember peeps.. i have NO need for usability. The only people viewing my site are other designers/dev.. and vast majority are on mac and webkit.
    I'm not building walmart.com lol
    I'm not looking to get clients nor impress anyone with a portfolio... so there is no reason to have across-browser site for drewwilson.com

    My site is just a fancy link list. But ya, i'll add some nav arrows.. my wife was the first to suggest that.

    great feedback everyone.. it shall be more easier to navigate soon! :)

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    almost 3 years ago

  23. Ben Briggs Ben Briggs

    Agreed with Dom... if you don't care enough to make your own portfolio usable, and you aren't looking to impress anyone with it, what is it doing on the Internet?

    almost 3 years ago

  24. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    @dom lol

    no one is locked out bro. a scroll bar looks different.

    "that does NOT mean you can ignore important UX in favour of a purely aesthetic feature"
    why not?

    People just because it's on the web doesn't mean it has to work everywhere. It's the web, you can do whatever you want. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.
    If accessibility matters on a project and you ignore it, then you should realize your will be cutting certain people off from a good experience... but honestly, that is just fine sometimes :) It's all up to you :) Make what you want, for who you want.

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    almost 3 years ago

  25. Drew Wilson Drew Wilson

    @Ben.. how is it not useable? everyone has been able to use it.

    almost 3 years ago

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