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Syntax Highlight (We Review Your Portfolio)

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It’s another Syntax Highlight. In this episode, Scott and Wes take a look at portfolios and websites and evaluate them from the perspective of a hiring manager.

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Show Notes

04:50 - https://shaquilhansford.com/

  • Not optimized for desktop
  • Lots of spacing issues overall
  • Too many accordions - could be lists in multiple columns
  • Social links could be in the footer
  • Twitter is on point - iwantyoutohire.me
  • Phone number on website is good

11:31 - https://www.benlammers.dev/

  • Gimmy dat yellow
  • The design and polish is really good
  • Data URI images can overload CPU
  • Semantic headings, but HTML should use some work
    • Four H1s on the page
    • 20 H2s
    • 40 H3s
    • Main tag

20:28 - https://www.zubairaziz.com/

  • Lots of empty space
  • Photo is key
  • Not sure what to do when I land on the page
  • Blog is nice, but two posts from May - add more or drop it
  • Portfolio is just enough
  • Nav animation should only happen on initial load

29:39 - https://codebyfil.dev/

  • This is a great example of something that is good, but needs a bit of polish
  • Tone down the border radius
  • Tone down the box shadow
    • Border and drop shadow
  • Images aren’t links
  • Footer padding or space - contact is ridding the bottom
  • Scott’s HTML breakdown
    • Four H1s
    • Six H2s
    • Four H3s
    • 18 H4s
    • Five H5s

37:39 - https://www.johngeorgesample.com/

  • Clean but maybe too clean
  • Nav is too distractingly too big
  • Need active link indicator in main nav
  • div div div div - take a look at those semantic HTML tags
    • No H1 or H2
    • HTML needs work brother
  • Use × instead of X
  • Asterisk doesn’t work on mobile

46:52 - https://stordahl.dev/

  • Great images
  • Nice typography
  • Sign-up for newsletter is great
  • Store = A+
  • Scott’s HTML breakdown
    • Two H1s, one of which is just nice to meet you
    • Zero H2s
    • Articles should be articles
    • No section
  • 1px move on hover is nice - could use a transition
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