Submitted by: Mihai Balea @bomasmd
Role: Designer & Developer

Simple and modern design using HTML5/CSS3 and jquery.

This is pretty straight forward in terms of personal sites, but there’s nice attention to detail and interactions throughout. There’s also a nice use of color and shape here. I dig the background image and how it forces the layout to seem a bit more interesting. The portfolio section is laid out well, though it might be nice for there to be a bit more distinction between the overview text and the rest of the copy on the page.

  • Isaac

    Nope. Didn’t even bother to view the website because of the loading time. A combination of learned attention deficit disorder, and a personal hatred of load time resulted in me not bothering to view what could have been an amazing site.

  • Yeah, it’s unfortunate that it took at least 10 seconds to load anything. I understand the desire to want to reveal something fully formed, to pull the curtain away, so to speak. But the reality is that so many people won’t even bother.

  • I gotta admit Isaac, I wondered what I was getting myself into when I saw the loader. Back to the Flash days? I even started the review out talking about it – but I scrapped that part. I probably should have kept it in because it’s definitely a negative on this site.

  • I’m not sure if he fixed this or if it can be accredited to my computer/connection speed, but it loaded for me in under two seconds.