As a designer it’s always start any new project by researching and analyzing other great designers’ websites to gain a good understanding of how they create a unique and personalized space. One website that caught my eye was Todor Dimov’s portfolio website, which I found on Awwwards.com.
What I love about Dimov’s website is the use of a minimalist color palette with clear san-serif fonts. These design elements guide the user through the site seamlessly. The homepage greets the user with a gigantic title of Digital Designer, which immediately grabs the user’s attention and sets the tone for the rest of the site.
The navigation is straightforward and easy to use, which is a testament to the attention to detail paid to the design. As discussed in the design lecture by Mauve Page, the spacing between elements “feels” really comfortable, making the user want to stay on the page and explore further.
One aspect of the website that I wanted to comment on is the change in hover states when looking at the projects section. When hovering over a project, a large image relating to the project appears as a preview. While I think this is an excellent idea, one thing that I find frustrating is that the content behind the image is illegible, causing me to repeatedly hover and unhover over the project.
To remedy this, I recommend making the image slightly smaller or slightly transparent to allow the text to still be read while hovering over the project menu. This would improve the user experience significantly, making the website even more user-friendly.
As a designer, my goal is always to create a unique and personalized website that evokes a sense of originality. After finishing this class, I look forward to implementing cool hovers and scrolls to create a personalized space that reflects my unique style and design sensibilities.