Early this afternoon, I joined a group of students from LambdaSchool in a zoom call. They were giving critiques to each other's portfolio website. Some sites are really good, some not so much. I think the person who critiqued my site pointed out some design problems of my site. He focused on the design a little bit with my content. Which was fine, much of the content are placeholders anyway.
A bigger problem popped up while he was going through my site. I designed it so that initially, my projects are hidden. There is a button in the middle of the page which when clicked, would trigger an animation showing all the projects I have. The problem is that he did not click the button. He skipped it and went on scrolling down.
If he was a real recruiter, not seeing my projects would be bad for me. I need to solve this problem. My options are to make the button more inviting and more indicative of a dropdown than a link to a different page. Or not hide my projects at all. I will try the first and test it again with other people. I really want to hide those projects so that It will not clutter my page.
The problem with the latter is that if I have a number of projects listed, it will fill most of my page, which would be distracting. I do have the option to show the best ones, however, I want to show all my babies. xD
would be great if you can critique my portfolio too. Drop a comment :)