I started seriously learning web development in July/August. Before that I took a Java OOP class in HS and self taught C++ when I was 13. I would like to know where I am in terms of job readiness and also see how well my portfolio is put together.
Awesome! It would be nice to have a fixed navbar, that way you wouldn’t have to scroll back up to click on a new section. Also the text in the top image is cutoff at the end. The image slider is a nice touch by the way.
I don’t recommend using bootstrap for a portfolio. Show them you can create your own responsive site and media queries without a framework.
Your hero img is not centered for me and it gives a bad first impression. margin: 0 auto? Link of what I see in Chrome: Image
You should have a smooth scroll for the nav links on your page. The instant jump is a bit apprupt.
On a single page layout your nav should be fixed and allow the user (aka someone who wants to hire you) to get around quickly. They arent going to spend a lot of time on your page and they want the information yesterday.
Viewing your first project I see this IMAGE I thought your project was broken, is it? Is that how it loads by default. I refreshed the page 5 times before reading the small text saying I need to pic a category. Don’t assume users know what to do on first visit.
Whats going on here: IMAGE .social-links has some weird margin-left in ems to center it? its not centered. Are you only partially using bootstrap?
Also I want to see your skill set on the site. Clear and easy to read. How long have you been working with said language? People want information fast especially if they have 20 other candidates to check out.
Not trying to tear you down. You should be proud of your site and projects but details matter when trying to get a job. If something is out of place its going to reflect poorly and when you are up against someone more skilled or with more experience or maybe someone with less experience who looks perfect on site and paper, this is going to hurt your chances. Best of luck and keep on progressing!
I noticed you were using HTML5 tags, so knowing the difference between when to use a section vs a div tag is important. For example, it’s probably more semantic to put your logo, nav and hero image in a <header> or even a <div> than a <section>. Here’s your site on HTML5 Outliner. Ideally you’d want your name to be the topmost #1 and everything else about you to be subcategories. Projects is the topmost #1 because it’s an h1 in <main>.
Just wondering why your about section isn’t in <main>? This is your portfolio so you want information about you to be included in your portfolio’s main content.
I’d suggest giving your sections a margin-bottom for some white space/visual breathing room.
It’s good that you are so open to feedback. It is a big part of growth and learning and its always better to have more than one pair of eyes on your work. Keep your good attitude and open mind, you will go far!
I am only going to focus on language and wording, and I hope you find it relevant.
I think you achieve a pretty good balance of speaking of past experience that led you to where you are, and adding also a few words on personal interests. But trying to think like someone looking to hire, I am not too sure I see what your specific focus for the future is. You write “… determined to dedicate myself to learning as I pursue a career in what I love.” But after that you speak no further on how that career would look like,. You mention programming of course, but that is a very wide encompassing term. What kind of programming?, What kind of projects or problems do you enjoy working with? Are you looking for employment or are you available for freelance gig? Have you done any commercial work already? You do list the technologies further down in your portfolio but they don’t tell a story of you.
I hope that gives you some thoughts on how to work on your portfolio.
I think it bears mentioning that our future as web developers doesn’t hinge on CSS expertise. Your other advice is spot-on, but there’s nothing wrong with using Bootstrap and other frameworks. You’re still going to have to write some custom styles to get something worth looking at. My own site uses Bootstrap and I still have several hundred lines of Sass.
I see you made some changes. Having the listed skills looks great. Even if they are on your resume its nice to have everything right there for viewing. Are you still working on them? Curious why cursor is pointer in that section.
Also the fixed nav may need a background: #fff; to avoid this