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web portfolio

Every few months I feel the urge to completely redo my personal website from the ground up. Each time it has gotten a little closer to how I want my site to function and how I want it to look. I’m pretty happy with its current state, and I suspect it’s going to last longer than the rest.

I’ve dabbled in a bit of everything for my site, plain HTML and CSS, templating engines, React, even Google Sites, but nothing was quite right. As it is, my current site is a WordPress site.

For the look and feel, I wanted to go as simple as possible, while still being visually interesting. The title section of the site is supposed to feel like the tail end of a URL, with the rest trailing off into the left of the page. In an essence, it’s like website breadcrumbs, but more decorative than functional. This theme of page titles acting as a part of a URL is also why they are all lowercase across the site.

I wanted simplicity in terms of color as well. Other than in images, the site is all grayscale. I wanted to focus on the content itself.

For the cards that appear on the site, I wanted to keep them as simple as possible, using a slight size and color animation to suggest their clickability.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with my website as it stands and changes will likely be small tweaks here and there that I notice with it over time.