jasonhojnacki at September 28th, 2015 14:09 — #1
I don't post on here much but I am just finishing off the first version of my Webhook website, AllertonAve.com, and was hoping for some feedback. I need to preface you clicking over to the site by letting you know that I am not a web designer, in fact this is the first website I have ever built (I work in the licensing/merchandise world so coding is foreign to me). I came up with the idea for the site last year, finidng Webhook during one of my many "how do I build a website" google search sessions. So, what is the site?
The site is:
It's a site dedicated to all the things the team loves. We cover comics, games, movies, tv and frankly anything we are in the mood for that day, with some opinions sprinkled at the end of every piece of content.
Outside of news, trailers, features and podcasts, we are also building up a little database of content to connect everything we talk about on the site. We have done this for games, movies, actors and tv shows so as you can guess, our site is getting pretty large (maybe too large for the webhook platform...but I love it so much /slash/ honestly, it's all I know). Most of the content(about sections) are currently using placeholder information that we are updating with our voices on a regular basis.
We have a lot more in the pipeline, but our main focus right now is creating content and cleaning up our rough edges.
I would love to hear some feedback.
postscapes at September 29th, 2015 23:07 — #2
Nice work! The site looks great in terms of design, and can tell there is a ton of depth to it in terms of structure.
Any major lessons learned after building such a large site? (How are the compiling times treating you?) Is your tagging structure at one content type in the CMS?
jasonhojnacki at September 30th, 2015 17:06 — #3
The compile time is in line with what the webhook team has talked about, 6-8 minutes. I don't see that as a huge problem for us as we aren't really focused on being the first to print with breaking news or anything like that. The only time it becomes an issue is when testing new features locally, but I just pull all but the necessary relationships out of the build and put them back in when deploying.
Having never done this before, my structure and thought process might be a little convoluted. I have separate categories for each content type (movies, games, actors, etc.). This allows me to link relationships together easily across the site. The ease of which Webhook handles relationships is kind of ridiculous.
stevesunderland at October 2nd, 2015 00:07 — #4
The site looks great! I would definitely look into making some optimizations to your page load. Look into lazy loading your images, minifying/concatenating your css/js and removing some of the whitespace from your templates. Nice work!
jasonhojnacki at October 6th, 2015 11:03 — #5
Thanks so much for the feedback. I am looking into lazy loading, it's a little beyond my scope right now but is something I hope to implement soon.