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Syntax Highlight — We Review Your Portfolios Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes review your portfolios!
Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/create. Get an awesome supercharged free developer plan on sanity.io/syntax.
LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.com/syntax.
Cloudinary - Sponsor Cloudinary is the best way to manage images and videos in the cloud. Edit and transform for any use case, from performance to personalization, using Cloudinary’s APIs, SDKs, widgets, and integrations.
Show Notes 03:59 - cudd.io
Shared component animation between home / about really nice Readable, clear Simple Check the contrast ratio on the white text on light blue: https://coolors.co/contrast-checker/ffffff-56ccf2 Nice SSR from Next.js CSS vars Very tall cards without much text, looks like a mistake Better on a short browser window - peep the tall and skinny Card heading should be h3 or h4 10:35 - damonbolesta.com
Nice design = super fun! Good color palette Shows your skills straight up Animation Not accessible - EASY fixes with Axe Dev Tools Text on background images hard to read White text on buttons Bold some words in your bio Border radius 21:52 - walterkjenkins.com
Map is fun Contrast issues with the color choices Transparency not needed on body content Cursive font for links / buttons is a no for me dog Labels on social media icons Hero overlaps section below it Maps data processing should be h4 29:40 - suhit.me
This is an example of a really good one Wicked domain name Design is ON POINT, like this is the type of polish I like to see - I’d hire on this Can’t get enough Inter font Fun little animation I’d go a little easier on the box-shadow Github even has a custom readme Resume Very modern - JS, TS, Bootstrap TypeScript A+ Drop the “5” and “3” from “HTML” and “CSS” I’d add color to the resume, its likely not printed Don’t need to say Github and LinkedIn in front of the URLs 37:20 - jacobpawlak.com
Initial loading is great - transitions are hot Typography looks nice - not sure about those serif all-cap nav items Slider not very usable View circle on hover is cool, but I’m not sure about following your mouse, covers text T-shirt portfolio is awesome Fun little bits in the footer SSL is broken - fix that sh!t Links don’t show over background images - common issue today External links should probably be indicated as such HTML, paragraphs as h3 & h4, h5, should be - (i.e. “here are a few of my recently completed…” should be a ) Design of resume is KEY - different colors, eh? 47:04 - mrtnvh.com
This is a good example of subtle flex of skills FAST AF Makes you say “Ohhhh” when you click a link (something that’s missing from a lot of these single page sites) Personal Photo A+ Position sticky Love the skills layout on the about page Email is a button I can’t copy your email We have mailto links - don’t reinvent A+ Links Top Chef Syntax 354: The Surprisingly Exciting World of HTML Elements ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: What Had Happened Was Podcast Wes: WAGO Lever-Nuts Shameless Plugs Scott: Building Svelte Components - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes review your portfolios!
Sanity - Sponsor Sanity.io is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at sanity.io/create. Get an awesome supercharged free developer plan on sanity.io/syntax.
LogRocket - Sponsor LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.com/syntax.
Cloudinary - Sponsor Cloudinary is the best way to manage images and videos in the cloud. Edit and transform for any use case, from performance to personalization, using Cloudinary’s APIs, SDKs, widgets, and integrations.
Show Notes 03:59 - cudd.io
Shared component animation between home / about really nice Readable, clear Simple Check the contrast ratio on the white text on light blue: https://coolors.co/contrast-checker/ffffff-56ccf2 Nice SSR from Next.js CSS vars Very tall cards without much text, looks like a mistake Better on a short browser window - peep the tall and skinny Card heading should be h3 or h4 10:35 - damonbolesta.com
Nice design = super fun! Good color palette Shows your skills straight up Animation Not accessible - EASY fixes with Axe Dev Tools Text on background images hard to read White text on buttons Bold some words in your bio Border radius 21:52 - walterkjenkins.com
Map is fun Contrast issues with the color choices Transparency not needed on body content Cursive font for links / buttons is a no for me dog Labels on social media icons Hero overlaps section below it Maps data processing should be h4 29:40 - suhit.me
This is an example of a really good one Wicked domain name Design is ON POINT, like this is the type of polish I like to see - I’d hire on this Can’t get enough Inter font Fun little animation I’d go a little easier on the box-shadow Github even has a custom readme Resume Very modern - JS, TS, Bootstrap TypeScript A+ Drop the “5” and “3” from “HTML” and “CSS” I’d add color to the resume, its likely not printed Don’t need to say Github and LinkedIn in front of the URLs 37:20 - jacobpawlak.com
Initial loading is great - transitions are hot Typography looks nice - not sure about those serif all-cap nav items Slider not very usable View circle on hover is cool, but I’m not sure about following your mouse, covers text T-shirt portfolio is awesome Fun little bits in the footer SSL is broken - fix that sh!t Links don’t show over background images - common issue today External links should probably be indicated as such HTML, paragraphs as h3 & h4, h5, should be - (i.e. “here are a few of my recently completed…” should be a ) Design of resume is KEY - different colors, eh? 47:04 - mrtnvh.com
This is a good example of subtle flex of skills FAST AF Makes you say “Ohhhh” when you click a link (something that’s missing from a lot of these single page sites) Personal Photo A+ Position sticky Love the skills layout on the about page Email is a button I can’t copy your email We have mailto links - don’t reinvent A+ Links Top Chef Syntax 354: The Surprisingly Exciting World of HTML Elements ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Scott: What Had Happened Was Podcast Wes: WAGO Lever-Nuts Shameless Plugs Scott: Building Svelte Components - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

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