Portfolio Code Challenge. Looking for constructive criticism

Portfolio Code Challenge. Looking for constructive criticism
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#1

Hello! I just completed my portfolio code challenge and I’m looking for some constructive criticism. The about me section is just some text I threw up. I’m not capable of any of that yet! Ha!

This is the first thing I really tried to attack on my own. I’m a beginner.

I feel it’s too basic. Just too… plain. And I like minimalist design, but this is lacking something. So any design thoughts are welcome.

I used bootstraps. I’m not sure I like bootstraps. I’ll probably stick with media queries next time.

Here is my portfolio. https://codepen.io/MNate8/pen/rLvVjY

Thanks for your time fellow campers!


#2

Full size it dose everything it should and looks fine … its when the screen is resized there are problems … eg just make the screen half width and the about text escapes the container if 3/4 width image escapes the container
Also the the links to about contact and profile drop out of the header.


#3

I’m not sure how to fix the about text coming out. As the screen gets even smaller it pops back in. I might try a custom media query. I’m really stumped though on why the nav links come out of the header. They shouldn’t leave their container.

Thanks for taking a look thought.


#4

change wed to web in nav-bar header


#5

I like your portfolio. For your first project, I thing you did really good.
I’m a beginner myself and only just finished my portfolio, but I’ll try to give some constructive critisism nonetheless:
Maybe you can try to improve your design by choosing different colors or a different typo.
If you eg. choose a font on Google Fonts ( https://fonts.google.com/ ), there are suggestions of fonts that go well with your selected font and there are many sites (eg: http://www.colorhunt.co/ ) that suggest color palettes that go toghether well, also.


#6

Well, that was embarrassing. Thanks though!


#7

Thanks. I’m working on some bugs with the responsiveness of it now. I think I fixed the nav bar from popping out of the header. I had the header set to a specific pixel height so it wasn’t expanding to allow the nav bar to move down.
Next I’ll look at replacing some fonts. That probably will go a long way in changing the style. Thanks for the suggestions!


#8

had another look see you made a change to the header but still not working properly eg stays in container now but not sizing down properly … reason being you have section containing your name set to col-md-8 and section containing about profile contact set to col-md-4 … this really needs to be the other way round … also should look at when the screen is less than 50% width changing the about contact profile into a drop-down list that drops into view when someone click a button in the navbar
it looks like to me a media query in bootstrap is causing your text to overflow at 50% screen size … that what i see when i look at your page in the developer tab.
And the down side to you change the nav height is when screen is smaller the nav bar get bigger hiding your … About me and what can i do for you.
keep up the work it will be worth it.


#9

If the container or container-fluid class is added to the first division elements, that takes care of the text overflowing. Ex:

instead of:

It may help to make the navbar collapsable.This tutorial is helpful, along with many others on the site: http://www.w3schools.com/bootstrap/bootstrap_collapse.asp


#10

Thanks for all of the guidance! This community is really awesome! I’m going to keep working on it. Maybe I’ll post it again after I get all of these bugs worked out.