Chào! Some Updates

On the previous homepage of my portfolio site, I wrote an intro text that read:

I’m a creative director who brings decades of design expertise, technical experience, and collaborative energy to the teams.

I set the font weight to extra heavy, which didn’t look too good small screens. I wanted to remove it, but I had nothing else in place. Then I read Robin Rendle’s recent redesign. He writes:

The goal here was to merge the about and index pages into one since they’re always the same thing anyways and this now saves you a click if you want to learn about me.

Duh! Why didn’t I think of that? I moved the about page to the homepage and set the word “Chào!” (Hello!) really big. Why not include a Vietnamese word? It was a small change, but it made me happier.

Over the weekend, I tweaked the “Tục ca” sample page a bit. I reset the type to Cormorant, designed Christian Thalmann. I really liked the upright style of Cormorant for poetry.

I also turned the “Trịnh Công Sơn” sample page into hide-and-show function. Since the page has so many songs, it is easier to scroll to the title of the songs in alphabetical order without showing all the lyrics.

Bonjour Vietnam