Which one of these should I use as my personal portfolio?
Custom built from scratch
A mixture of the two
Vote for the personal portfolio you like best!
- Freecodecamp Personal Portfolio version
- Custom Personal Portfolio version (brandonwallace.cc)
- Mixture of the two
They’re both great, but I prefer the custom one. These both have some issues when you view them at the smallest size that Chrome will allow. The first one has the projects and the contact area combine with one another and some of the contact logos are out of the screen. The second one is just too big for the viewport, so there is minor horizontal scrolling.
I like the style of the FCC one better. It seems more calm to me personally. I’d find a way to have more projects on it long term like the custom built one tho.
This starts happening when I set the window width in 500-760 range:
I really think you should use the first one. I like that one much better.
A mixture of the two would be really nice.
The second one has a lot of sharp corners. maybe you should use the
border-radius css command a bit more.
Thank you for taking the time to view my projects. It seems I have two votes for the FCC portfolio and one for the custom designed porfolio project.
@TazExprez It seems I have some more work to do on these portfolios. It is hard to test the pages on all screen sizes since I only have one computer and one cellphone.
@saclark12000 I think the calming effect is due to the blue color of the FCC project verses the red of the custom portfolio. Flexbox is causing the overlap. I know how to fix it. I will adjust the flex-wrap.
@ConnerOw1115 Adding border-radius seems like a good idea. I will add it soon.
@saclark12000 Thank you for pointing out that problem on my page. I have resolved the issue by looking at it in the dev tools. It was as simple as removing one line of code.
@TazExprez Do you have a screenshot of the problems you see with your browser?
FCC Personal Portfolio project has been fixed and updated. What do you guys think now? Anybody see any problems that need fixing?
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Thank you for your help @Steffan153 and @ConnerOw1115
It looks like the custom built portfolio is getting more votes.
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Now it is a tie. Anybody else care to vote on the portfolios?
I love the design and the look of the custom personal portfolio, specially the welcome pane as well as the backgrounds, however I think you can do much better with the project containers. Project containers on the FCC page look like a better start because on the custom page it took a while for it to register that the links to see the projects are on the right hand side.
The matter is purely subjective and this is just my opinion so take it with a grain of salt but maybe you could consider adding a hover effect to the containers that house the project photos in a way that the details and links are displayed as you hover or on first touch on mobile.
You could also consider adding a navbar for someone who wants to jump straight to the projects.
Lastly, I absolutely love the font and the effect on the opening text along with that background. Looks modern yet confident and bold. It does not get lost in many other cookie cutter portfolio style openings out there.