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My portfolio website

chase42 profile image Chase Collins ・1 min read

I recently finished rebuilding my portfolio website from scratch using React.

https://chase-collins-portfolio.netlify.app/

I'm quite proud of it but would appreciate any feedback or criticism on it. I'm particularly happy with the email icon copying my email address to the clipboard of the user and I plan on writing a little blog post about how I did this soon. Thanks for looking!

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Well tried 👏👏 but according to ui part it's not attractive, I think you can make little bit more eye catchy 😎 you just need some example ideas of portfolio website check out my portfolio website 🥑

 

Nice portfolio Atul, by the way you have usability issues on it man, check mobile version. Things like the wrapper of the first inputs causing scroll and so... Check it out, polishing it a little bit could be awesome!

On the other hand I think Chase did a nice training job creating a portfolio with React but for me isn't the way to go as i would like my portfolio to be as light as possible to increase SEO and improve user experience.

I'm rebuilding my own with a handmade custom flex-based CSS framework with as less js as possible, and if i want or need a reactive one I'll definitely go for Svelte.js or Preact.js instead of angular or react.

 

First of all thanks for checking out my portfolio 😍. According to your comment you have more knowledge about portfolio website 👏👏. And the last, SEO is completely done on my website and my name 😎😁 you can Google it (Atul Prajapati) 🤘💚

I've no doubt that searching your name i'll find you portfolio, as i doubt any other person in the world want to position on search engines by this keyword. What about searching web developer, software development, programmer...?

Ohh wow nice idea 👌 i will sharp my seo and digital marketing skills 😎💚 even I'm going to join Mr.Neil Patel's 7 week SEO course for free check out this video info

Thanks for sharing, I'll take a look :)

 

just finished refactoring mine, i'll let the link here if you want to check it out: joelbonetr.com/

 

That's great it's look like something different 💛 👏👏

 

I will check yours out, thank you!

 
 

Change the title from React App to your name or something. Also, Pro-Tip: set your e-mail anchor at the bottom of the page open up their e-mail client via <a href="mailto:yoursetup@whatever.com">email</a>. You want to make it as easy as possible for that recruiter to contact you. Other than that, looks solid!

 
 

Good work. However I see the place for few improvements. I will refer to the mobile version since people tend to use browsers more on their smartphones than desktops.

  • First screen looks good, but lacks call to action button pointing to your projects. What I observed potential employers are looking for code examples. By adding that button you can get rid of text about scrolling down to see projects.

  • I know you want to keep it simple, but to me skills section is just bunch of icons, not every recruiter is tech savvy - personally I would provide some description how confident with given technology you are.

  • About section contains great description, however it is huge, not everyone will read it and it takes precious space, I will shorten it and move rest to the about sub page.

  • In my opinion contact should have direct option to send email to you. Something like icon with mailto:youremailaddress or simple form.

  • In terms of projects - I think they should have better responsive design, Save the animals looks really good on desktop - it should look that good also on mobile. I will definitely improve RWD rest of them.

  • Maybe not code related but worth considering - chasecollins.us or at least chasecollins.me look way more professional than Netlify one. You can still host it on Netlify for free, just domain will cost you a little bit.

  • If you wish I can check your code in free time on GitHub if my limited programming skills will allow that 😂

Other than that great work, it just need some minor polishing. Greetings

 
 
 

Nice work you did there. My only recommendation is that you need to lower the images size, you can use services like TinyPNG to reduce the image size without losing quality.

 

There is an application called RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) -that sadly only works on Windows- I'm using since like 6 years ago, for me it's the most efficient software for this job, highly recommend it - even when I've to restart my Elementary OS and boot into windows 10 when needed-.

 

Thank you - I will check that out!

 
 

Your portfolio is straightforward which is good. But the text with a right align can be difficult to read, especially with long lines :)

 

That makes sense, thanks for the input!

 
 
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Would you like me to do a portfolio review for you? I'd be interested to see how you Stack up....