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Ben Halpern

I love the overall design. I want to comment on some details:

  • I think you should use a custom font, perhaps from Google Fonts or elsewhere. It will make things look more sophisticated.
  • I love everything about the top header except the line height on the main text as well as the size of the image. It takes too long to load and should be optimized.
  • On that note, the whole site should be optimized. If possible you should look to minify your CSS etc. and serve it through a CDN.
  • I think the About Me section should have more padding and a max width, perhaps around 600px and center it that way.
  • I think the tools/skills badges should be smaller, and maybe have an outline/rounded colors. Think iPhone app icons as inspiration.
  • There are a few other small touches to stare at and just try to beautify a bit.

Some of the discussion from this thread could prove helpful for all of this:

Overall this looks great and it's just the details that need to be gardened!

PS you should put your DEV Profile in the footer along with Codepen and GitHub!!

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Nicole Saunders 💻🌹 Author

Thank you! Definitely some great points! On your third point about optimization I'm not sure what that means. I know CDN is Content Delivery...? lol.

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Ben Halpern

Basically, you want to "minify" your CSS and JavaScript to end up with fewer bytes being sent to the user. A CDN is a type of hosting that helps the files get to the end user faster as well.

Don't stress yourself too much with this, but if you look into this you'll probably learn a lot in the process.

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Nicole Saunders 💻🌹 Author

Ahh ok! Always something to learn in this field, lol. :) Btw, I'm loving google fonts!