Wow, this portfolio is awesome! I love the style of your page. I’ve been looking for inspiration to make my portfolio website more interesting, and you just gave me a lot. Thank you!
Your artistic ability is highlighted by your color choice and styling of your website. Your “Projects” and “Art” sections look professional, and it shows that you care a lot about their presentation. The styling flow is excellent in these areas. When the saturation stays roughly the same, you change brightness slightly, and hue more drastically to a contrasting color to indicate separation of your projects, along with the necessary whitespace. I can also see the improvement you’ve made in your development skill when comparing your projects with each other. When you reach the end of the projects section, the color choice of the final project container along with the increased whitespace at the bottom of this section allows for the viewer to easily understand that the section is over, but create a smooth transition into your art section, with the background being roughly the same huge, but a larger difference in saturation and brightness.
Some things that I think could improve your portfolio: You are clearly able to create clean and aesthetically pleasing visuals, as proven by your “Projects” and “Arts” sections. Your navigation bar and introduction section lack that same quality that you are capable of. I think the border-radius styling and font-color on your name is a bit out of place, as it was used nowhere else on your portfolio and doesn’t flow well with your styling choices. I believe you should get rid of the border and change the font-color to match the rest of the elements in-line with your name (white).
For similar reasons, I believe the gradient and drop shadow you used on the introduction section is also out of place. I’m assuming the drop shadow was done to increase contrast between the white “Hello! I’m Charlie.” and the bright background, because you used black text with no drop shadow in the same area. I believe a better solution for the gradient might be to limit it solely to the colors used elsewhere in your portfolio, which were deep, rich colors, where as the current colors in your gradient are vibrant, neon colors.
As far as your “Skills” section goes, I think you should let your work speak for itself. If a recruiter looks at your page and sees that you do good work in a certain aspect of coding, but you gave yourself a poor score, that might hurt their perception of your skills. You should state that you have the ability to work in a certain language, software, but let your work speak for itself.
Great job, and thank you for showing me some aspects that I am missing in my own portfolio.
Here is my own portfolio, if you wanted to take a look at it and give me your thoughts on what could be added/removed/changed/improved: https://icy-rex.github.io./
I now know that I have much more to do and will get to work on it promptly!