Hey Indie Hackers,
I'm curious about how you set up your personal website/portfolio. What technologies do you use and what do you put on it? Do you make it look professional or "fun", and why?
Still proud of this one (built it 8 years ago) :)
One of the best I have seen! Kol akavod :)
Thanks @Danchuk :)
Your Website Sparks Joy
Thank you so much!
The door of a building opening as you approach it is a really nice touch.
Thanks! If you used to play the Pokemon games, that's exactly how it worked there :)
This is amazing, super creative!
Personal site and landing page for general client outreach.
It's weird to me to use "We" for a personal website, with the title being just your name, but I'm not a native English speaker so I might be wrong here. I'd expect a title like "I help great brands develop great products "
Totally agree, also doubled "great" isn't working.
"Helping brands develop great products"
Built a theme on top of Ghost blogging platform using css,html, bootstrap.
Mainly write about life and coding or whatever comes to mind.
Haven't updated it in quite a while, any feedback would be great.
I like the Github feel and Sean object on the home page. :) Most of the projects look really interesting, but sadly some of the links don't work. Do you still use Laravel, or have you switched to another framework/language?
Ops, I must change the links, most of the projects were shutdown after college work load became crazy this year for my final year. Still use Laravel but mainly Java now sence most jobs in my area are also Java based.
I have a one pager at: https://yongfook.com
Which essentially acts as a jumping off point to two destinations:
my personal blog at: https://blog.yongfook.com
my startup at: https://www.bannerbear.com
All 3 of these sites are built using the static site generator Middleman and deployed to Netlify.com
My personal site one-pager and the personal blog are intentionally minimalist-looking. I prefer a function-over-form approach for this sort of thing. That hasn't always been the case though - previous iterations of my personal site were very "designery" but your tastes change as you get older!
Webflow is great - https://yawowusu.com
This is really great! I love the hand-drawn-style graphics.
Did you draw them yourself?
I just built mine at https://www.thewdhanat.com/ with an aim to use modern web tech.
You can see the tech stack in my first post.
Your website is very clean looking!
📝 I've a blog: https://thevaluable.dev
🖍 I've a minimal portfolio too: https://matthieucneude.com
🧰 I've a minimal sokoban on my minimal portfolio: https://matthieucneude.com/sokoban
🐍 I've a minimal snake near my minimal sokoban on my minimal portfolio: https://matthieucneude.com/snake
You can only play the snake game if you use hjkl. Like the nethack nerds and the Real Vim Users™.
Love your website's look and that cognitive biases article :)
Just a simple HTML/CSS page with a list of my projects 😊
Clean, fast and not too white-spacy. Nice job!
This is mine https://giorgiop.com.
I wanted it to be simple and minimalistic. It's so simple should have probably built it myself, but rather than procrastinating learning how to code, for now I published it using Wordpress.org with Astra Theme and Elementor.
Feel free to reach out to me for any questions :)
Well done, it's very minimalistic and to the point O:)
Generated using https://gohugo.io/ and tweaking a bit the theme.
I'm not a web developer so I didn't want to spend time to code it. Took me one week end to complete.
I try to make it a bit creative with some humor but no too much. It's like a funnel for getting opportunities, having interesting people contact me to see what kind of work we can do together.
What do you think about it?
Love your site! Super clean and engaging. I'm going to look into Hugo now...
How do you automate your newsletter?
Easy, I don't have a newsletter :p. Do you think I should make one? I'm starting on YouTube soon so that wasn't part of the plan.
I can't answer that for sure, but from what I've researched, email marketing has a wider open and conversion rate than other mediums. If you your audience would appreciate an update from you once-and-while (like a list of YouTube videos), then could be something to look into.
Great I'll keep that in mind thanks!
Your site looks great! I especially liked the short videos for the projects and how you tagged each of them. One thing I think you could consider is making an English version of the site; my French is not good, but if your audience speaks mostly French, it wouldn't matter.
Thanks! Yes you're right I should made an English version but the theme doesn't allow it since it's single page, so it is too much work for now.
Made with React. Proud of it : https://paingthet.com/
Very unique and well executed.
Design made by me, although I am not a designer: D
I would not have guessed you were not a designer. This was very well executed Omar!
http://javarevisited.blogspot.com is my personal blog, I write about Java, Programming and share useful resources to learn coding.
Some of the projects are a little dated, but still like the overall design and presentation.
Very unique and well done
http://ciesie.com is my website where I document my projects. It’s mostly building devices (like custom controllers) and tech blog posts. Hopefully more tech around art soon (music and 3D art) since that’s my jam :)
A new style of presentation, I quite like your presentation!
A build this many years ago and was using it for my teaching and research when I was at academia. I might update it by something new in the future with this: https://github.com/OrgPad-com/volcano.
I still like the design, and to the point without the need to scroll. 👍
Very simple text only personal website. Needs more love.
I like the concept of a now page.Fast and clean!
I've multiple identities, and that's a true problem, when it comes to online presence.
For now, I keep my professional identity on LinkedIn only.
My writing life is mainly split into three. One website for "humanistic" writings: viconotes.com. One website about blogging and tech: vicoxl.com. And a lot of published and REpublished content on Medium, in publications that I run.
I like viconotes, it looks really interesting! :)
Using WordPress for the primary CMS and Notion to house blogs.
I'm a software engineer and indie hacker, this is my personal website: https://castrio.me/
Your website is one of the most intuitive I've seen lately, well done man!
Late to this thread and it's not dev related, but still a fun check. I'm actually running an experiment to see just how bad not owning a domain can get: https://mktodyssey.wordpress.com/ No difference so far so I'm still going strong.
A very professional looking design. Must say you seem to have spent a good amount of thought into this!
Nothing fancy or extraordinary but I used carrd to quickly build my one pager. - https://www.gautamprajapati.com/
And I plan to just keep a blog button on the front to redirect to my medium/substack/self hosted blog in future.
Very clean and good looking design!
My own CLI-based static site generator (Writteli), which I currently rewrite to desktop app (LemEditor). Hosted on cheap FTP, behind cloudflare ;)
I keep it simple and minimalistic. Clear HTML + CSS hosted on GitHub Pages. I will add CV page with all additional data on it and that is it :)
I must say it's a very clean design. Good job!
Good design and well executed!
Thank you so much
VuePress. That’s it.
Here’s how.... https://nateritter.com/articles/how-i-built-this-blog-on-vuepress/
I kept the default theme because it’s super clean and that helps the readers read it, and makes me want to write more.
Nice one, good design and loved the article about Enneagram :)
https://eduardosasso.co built using my yet to be released static site generator Leter (https://github.com/eduardosasso/leter)
https://bullish.email - my stock market newsletter micro saas
Very clean and adds a bit of personal touch to it. Good job!
It's a statically- generated Jekyll site hosted on Netlify. I can use Forestry.io as a CMS to update it but often I just write Markdown directly and push the new change via Git.
Good job, it's fast and look very modern.
Just built this one, I haven't written many posts yet. Will write about life, travel, code, whatever comes to mind. I made it feel, lightweight and "hacky" like a computer science blog vs something overly flashy.
I love quick loading pages, and yours is very well put together.
I am in a progress reworking the same site with these primary goal:
you can check it out here https://staging.ybbond.dev
Good job, looks very nice
I tried website builder before like wix and squarespace, but i didn't get along with it.
So I built my site with Gridsome and it was a lot of fun.
But Am I really satisfied with the result?...
I don't know :D
Nice, love the animation and clean interface.
I made this website using tailwind css and a self made template engine. The source code from the first version can be found here: https://github.com/maykefreitas/tailwind-job
You made what many startups aspire to have as a landing page into a person one. Well done my guy!
Squarespace > danielstedman.coom
I've had this one for a little over a year now and I'm pretty happy with it. Personal sites are hard.
Just started learning web dev when quarantine started. I used Gatsby + Tailwindcss. It feels empty at the moment but I hope to do more side projects in the future 🚀
Mine is at https://www.mattgreer.org. It is just shy of ten years old at this point, so I am currently working on a rewrite. It is currently built with Wintersmith which is still a pretty good static site generator. But I am using Zola for the new site. The new one is going to be much more elaborate and attempt to show off my skills a lot more.
It's made with vue & nuxt but doesn't need to be any more - design wise i just aimed for something timeless so I didn't feel like I wanted to update it every month, small info about myself and some key clients / partners for people that are interested
It is more like a experiment lab for now. Built with Vue 3 and TailwindCSS. I hope my products will be here soon. Don't forget to subscribe 🙏
this is my resume website
Used HTML/CSS + a little Vue for the homepage
Blog (https://stephenafamo.com/blog) is on WordPress.
I'll soon redo both. Planning to still use a static page for the homepage, but I'll move the blog to the project I'm working on now... the ultimate dog-fooding.
My frontend is Jekyll and my courses portal is Django.
English version is not yet available but please use https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=tr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhalilsafakkilic.com%2F
Mainly Personal site and landing pages are for showing costumers your successful project, portfolio, and general information.
Using WordPress right now to power it. Although I want to move to Gatsby to power the frontend.
I write book summaries on it and a few other posts. I make it look professional and classic, because that's the aesthetic that matches the content.
I use my personal website for three things:
Might as well post it here... http://axegon.com
I really don't have a lot of time to maintain it(I intend to use it as a blog at some point when I find time).
Built with a static site template-engine-thing I built for the purpose, available at https://github.com/Rorigami/rorigami
The idea being that it doesn't require any build pipelines and supports markdown out of the box(convenient when you are on the run). Essentially setup a base (header, footer, content, css, etc.) only once and beyond that just add either html or md files and a link when you want to add a page. Handy when you are on the run and all you have at your disposal is your phone(especially the markdown support).
https://louis.work, Notion + https://fruitionsite.com/. Extremely painless.
Built this one a year ago, wanted to learn ReactJS and I thought a static website would be a good start. It was really fun discovering and using all the libraries as well!
https://kilianvalkhof.com It's basically a blog more than anything else. Wordpress-based, but I should probably build a new design to focus more on my projects.
Personal site i use to write mostly technical articles. Built from a hugo theme and hosted on netlify
React, Next.js, Styled Components etc.
I do not want my site to look super professional, but to just showcase my projects and technologies I use to build them :)
Used to have this urge to redesign it every year. This is the first year where it's remained the same.
super basic probably need to up my game after seeing the sites here.
My personal DEV blog. I create startups, like esport and programming.
Last time I'm creating startups from betting, trading.
Built on Jekyll. Just a space to document the stuff I've worked on :)
this is my blog
Built http://pedrospective.com/ using Next.js and tailwindCSS.
Haven't written anything in a while. I guess I love coding a lot more than I love to write 😅
my side hustle: https://shanc.app
Actually it does not have real purpose right now. I am not selling anything there. But if you stumble on it you can check out my upcoming book or some open source I contribute to.
Just plain HTML & CSS, no build systems whatsoever.
Looks interesting! What inspired you to write a book on deployment?
Just see too often people not taking advantage of systemd or SELinux. Also the simple fact that everybody just want to do deployment without knowing a thing or two first. If you are hosting your site yourself you owe it to your customers that you know what you are doing.
Second reason is to just strengthen my own knowledge and make sure it's not wrong. This means the book is not a "brain dump", it's actually a lot of new research as well.
I use wix.com to host my website at http://concealed-art.com/
I try to get some money out from my OSS projects by selling (imho) cool looking art print. I hope it looks professional - but it's up to others to decide... what do you think?
I like the art! :) Not everyone would, I think it's something a certain niche people would definitely enjoy.
I built it using Wix. Tried to give it my own personality.
LinkedIn servers the purpose for me. If you are a professional, or a freelancer or anyone in b2b spaces its the best.
It's simple and easy to manage
The crux is how you maintain and express your profile.
I regularly get a ton of leads everyday from Linkedin
Check me out on Linkedin over at Linkedin.com/in/balajiraop
Hmm, that's interesting! I've never thought of using LinkedIn to this extent. What is online real estate by the way?
Online realestate if your online shop or automated lead gen maching which could be a website or an application or anything. Actually what i maean is that we build technology for startups and small businesses
Website for my personal projects.
Just a personal blog, now page, and where I try to organise my thoughts. Right now it's on squarespace. I want to move to some static site solution, but I haven't been able to make up my mind about which.
Looks interesting! I'm wondering how you separate Articles from Journal? Like, how do you decide which category a post belongs to?
What kind of static site solutions are you looking at?
Originally I had planned journal to be all sorts of stream-of-consciousness thoughts and things i found on the internet. While articles to be more well written posts.
Now I'm looking at moving off social media and basically changing "journal" to notes, ad importing all my FB and Twitter posts as notes.
Not sure. I've looked at Nextjs, Sapperjs, and all sorts of services like typehut or collectednotes, but nothing is as nice to work with as Notion... Which doesn't publish well in the absence of an API. So a little stuck in my thoughts.
https://anrei0000.github.io is my blog / landing page. I'm using github pages, jekyll, and sublime for super easy content posting and local navigation. I keep thinking it'd be a good idea to invest some time to make it prettier, but for the moment it works :))
Haha yes. Hmm, I've noticed a few devs have Now pages; where did you hear about them?
I follow content from https://sive.rs/
My personal site and blog: Sachin Verma
It's very simple and still work in progress. I am using Gatsby starter theme and it's hosted for free on netlify.
Looks good so far! What do you plan to put on it next?
Planning on writing more blog posts and adding a links page where I can put links to my spotify playlist, youtube channel, twitter, linkedin etc. Kind of like my own custom linktree URL. :)
I chose the name because I kinda liked the phrase, it gave. 😁
Built on GatsbyJS.
Wow, I don't think I can even figure out the what the phrase is! xD
They asked, "Thevedi who?" (acting all surprised and questioned)
"Me." said the voice from the back.
i separate my front page site with my blog, https://dedenf.com, and blogging almost about anything at https://notes.dedenf.com
And probably same with most of the other, dedenf.com acted as my centralized information to my other site like https://seputarfinansial.com, https://jakartadev.org and https://seputardevops.com
All of the sites are using Jekyll and code hosted at Github, published on Netlify
Looks great! I'm wondering how do you decide when to write a post in English or another language? Or do you do two copies of each post?
i only published either english or indonesian, some post are "suitable" with english, some are better in Indonesian
Been using my personal ulrichgero.me website to get users to my social networks accounts. This summer I'll update it to focus more on blog posts.
Wow, it really is minimal! I like how it's straight to the point, though. What do you plan to use as a blogging platform?
I have my blog on https://brunoraljic.com which is my name. Looking professional is not my primary focus. I want to have a place to write. Also, I'm not actively search for a job or offer freelance services so I didn't go with the portfolio websites
Yes, I think being professional or having a portfolio would depend on purpose/audience of the site.
By the way, I like the helpful links on the right sidebar!
Love this, some really great sites mentioned.
I should revisit mine because it doesn't really show my skills.
Lol yes, and "About" or "Now" page or something similar would be nice. What did you use for your blog?
My blog does have a about, but only written in the footer.
My personal website (https://chrisbongers.com/) needs a full revamp.
I used Eleventy for the blog
Went with minimalistic/ simple design, so that it doesn't look outdated so fast.
It's built on Hello Theme & Elementor on WordPress. Its hosted on hostinger and using tawk.to for a contact form.
Ah yes, it seems hard to keep up with design trends nowadays! Minimal is great. What stood out to me on your site, though, was how the cursor changed once I loaded the page. There are many different site layouts out there, but not many people touch the cursor.
Vue with Firebase~
Sharing Smiles Club is such a great idea! What inspired it?
I enjoyed reading your About page, and I especially liked the "mess of shapes" image. It's so intriguing to see how much our brains can miss. How did you do the animations between pages and when displaying project cards?
Thanks! Ah, as I'm more introverted, I wanted an easy way to show gratitude and appreciation. Gifting a card seems like a nice token to do so.
I'm using GSAP for the animation with some random positions and skewing. 😬
Ghost blogging platform on Google Cloud.
Nice!! I love the way the animations and layout go together. Did you use a specific Ghost theme, or did you make your own?
It is comibonation of two different theme and some tweaking. By the way, I was really admire your effort to answer everyone. Thanks and Bravo.
Here's my site: https://kirp.al
It's mostly just a portfolio, but I'm going to start writing blog posts soon! Custom theme built for jekyll
You have some cool projects! College Bot caught my eye. What is the story behind it, and are you continuing to work on it?
Thanks! The story is basically, I was pretty lost when I started building a college list, I just didn't know where to start and I didn't really know what I was looking for. So I built an app to recommend schools and be an easy place to go to find out more about any school. I'm not really working on it currently, I think it has a lot of potential but there are some other projects im working on right now. Plus, it mostly just needs marketing and more user testing, but I'd rather focus on development 😀
A hello of an indie hacker from Vietnam :)
This is mine https://onroads.xyz
It's built on Gatsby using @lekoarts/gatsby-theme-minimal-blog theme with small modifications, source hosted on GitHub & delivered by Netlify.
I'm working on the blog which is using GitHub issues as a CMS. Check this for the source code https://github.com/phatpham9/onroads.xyz
Hello from California! Your site looks great so far. I love to read, so I am looking through the list of Favorite Books on your site to see what I should add to my list. Zero to One is one of my favorites as well. What did you think about it?
It is not my personal website, It is for a designer to share with them important assets like, tool, sites, and assets.
What are your think about it?
I like the list of tools! That's really helpful. The Feedback popout is a great idea, too, although I think the design of the site could be a little smoother.
Simple site for linking out to various sites https://www.rexfeng.com/
Over time, I've changed the colors, but the purpose has remained the same. Load fast and provide information
That is a great goal for a site. I tend to overload my applications (not my personal site though) with too many things, so speed has always been a challenge for me. What tools did you use for the blog?
I used sublime text 3 since it's a simple HTML site. Any text editor would work
It's a static site built with getzola.org and Turbolinks for faster nav, running on a $5/mo NixOS server.
Do you make it look professional or "fun", and why?
Do you make it look professional or "fun", and why?
For me it's just a place to write out my thoughts and to give people a way to get in touch. IMHO it's always nice to add a bit of your own personality where you can, if that means making it fun then I say go for it. As an individual you have the advantage that you can stand out from all the corporate professional sites by being yourself, while they're all working their hardest to create a brand personality.
I haven't heard of Zola before, but I'll need to check it out! I've thought of keeping my site "professional", but I can't help putting a bit of myself in it. I guess I'll just have to strike a balance.
By the way, how did you come up with the idea of TwigTask?
I've thought of keeping my site "professional", but I can't help putting a bit of myself in it.
I've thought of keeping my site "professional", but I can't help putting a bit of myself in it.
I think professional can mean a lot of different things too, to some it can mean plain and samey, to others it can be corporate-speak with a whole lot of filler text. IMO as long as the information is clear, useful, accessible and easy to digest, it's professional.
By the way, how did you come up with the idea of TwigTask?
At work I was planning out projects on the whiteboard in a sort of graph layout, to see what chunks of work block other chunks so that we could as a team work out what to work on in parallel. We found it pretty useful, but then entering those tasks into JIRA and setting up dependencies took hours. So I wanted to build something that combined the planning and tracking, with a whiteboard-like experience for mapping things out.
Built on Cleaver, a modified extraction of the Blade engine from the Laravel framework. I'd love to have any one check it out and give some feedback!
I'm definitely in need of more posts, but have a number in the works.
Looks neat! The design and layout are awesome. I think it would be cool if there were screenshots of the projects you made on the Projects page. :)
Made with Hugo - There was a learning curve to understand how Hugo works, but once I actually went in and read the docs it's an awesome tool and its super simple to make a blog.
Very nice! What theme did you use?
It's supposed to be for the wow factor, not really looking for any clients or anything.
Built with Vue mainly because I wanted to learn. I would use Gatsby or Next if I wanted it to have more features.
Love the design of the cards on the front page. Messengerlytics is neat too!
Static pages, built using Hugo.
I keep a personal website, purely for my personal musings - DIY, Tech, philosophy, science etc.
Neat site! Based on the amount of tags, it seems like you write about a lot of different things. :)
Kept it as simple as possible, it serves as home base to link out everywhere else. Tried a gatsby-ghost blog implementation you can see if you go to jamesmalone.co/recent but I didn't write for long enough to keep it linked from the home page. Hosting using github pages and included google analytics on it, so it's worked as a great way for people to learn more about me and reach out without much maintenance.
Happy to hear thoughts or feedback.
Looks neat! Is the Ghost blog also on Github pages?
Moti seems cool. Are you still updating it?
Thanks! Yup they're all static pages so hosted on GH pages as well. Haven't been able to keep Moti up to date unfortunately so it's in limbo right now, but hope to find some time later this year. :)
Made with publii, it's quite a nice noob-friendly static website generator, still in early development though, there are some bugs in the editor.
Nice site! Publii looks neat; I'll have to check it out. You have some pretty cool projects on your page too. :)
Ah man its been years since I touched this thing haha enjoy http://michaelaubry.com/
I can sort of tell xD It looks pretty neat and clean, though! Did you have a blog?
www.schaeferzone.net is my portfolio/resume site. I used to have this hosted on WordPress, but decided to simplify things by using GitHub Pages, Jekyll, SASS, and very little JS for the sake of speed.
EDIT: Fixed the URL
The link isn't working?
Thank you! Fixed.
Looks good! It makes an awesome online resume-style site. :)
Mine is https://mattvalley.com. Built it using Gatesby.js + Wordpress as CMS. I went with a "professional" look. Why? The website meant to bring customers for me and open up new opportunities, I thought that would be a good reason to keep it professional.
Nice site! How does Gatsby.js work together with Wordpress?
Yes, that sounds like a great reason to keep a site professional or "fun". I will definitely keep that in mind.
I created it with Webflow
I like the layout of your site and the neat intro section on the home page. How often do you update the Now tab?
Built with Carrd. Very easy to build at a reasonable cost.
Just a landing page to create a hub to share what I am working on at this stage.
Cool site! The section backgrounds are neat. I didn't know Carrd was so flexible.
Thank you 🙏. Carrd was flexible enough and easy to build on. Highly recommend. Price was pretty good too which is great.
bhumimakes.com - ghost, self hosted.
I like how you have a "Learning" section on your blog. What made you decide to choose Ghost?
Yes, that sort of organically emerged as 'my thing' :)
For Ghost, I just picked something to try out. I liked that it is clean and minimal and that I could self host it easily.
I like mine to be a mix of the two 😄
Yes, that's what I'm trying to aim for too!
Btw I like the animations on your site. :)
Have you created a portfolio for yourself too? I'd love to see it! 😄
Love your tagline and the interesting projects on your page. Animal Sudoku and the Word Search Puzzle Maker caught my eye. ;) How do you come up with ideas for your projects?
Thanks! All of them have some backstory, some are more interesting that others.
The sudoku game I built after I saw someone post a paper version on reddit. I thought it would be nice as a digital version so I had to try. It is my first game so I'm quite happy with it. I have quite a few plans regarding future features.
The word search puzzle is a longer story, but last year I started selling stuff on ebay. After a while and dealing with shipping cost, I wanted to look into digital products because there is no shipping cost with digital products. First I looked at etsy, but decided not to start on there, because they charge for listing. I found another marketplace that focuses on teaching materials. There are many word puzzles and activities on there. I had written a library for word search puzzles before, but I made it into an app so I could generate content for this online store. I have made some printable puzzles and other materials like CS problem sets - it has actually been working out fine and I'm currently working on building on it further.
Built with Jekyll and hosted for free on GH 🚀
I like how simple it is lol. Im Ausland is a cool project, btw!
I created mine 3 years ago. https://aliramazon.herokuapp.com/index.html
Looks interesting! Do you plan to update it?
https://raskin.me - Next.js / React! Built it for fun, to have a central location for my projects, and to occasionally blog :D
Cool layout and colors! What is Codecation by the way?
A codecation is where you go on a coding vacation with friends and build and deploy an app over 2-3 days! More here - https://thoughtbot.com/blog/you-should-take-a-codecation
My personal site/blog is https://nickdorrell.com - I set it up on Ghost and really enjoy the style / ease of reading.
The Apparently, I like to gamble post hits close to home for me. I've seen teams who do a great job testing out their idea and product every step of the way, but for some reason I am either too lazy or too afraid to do that. How do you plan to change?
Thanks for reading!
I haven't found the perfect answer yet, but I think being really thoughtful about what I pursue and how I do it is key.
With Tascflow, I basically had the idea and went right to coding the next day (for 31 days straight!) - it's crazy when I think about how much was missing from my plan. I should have at least talked to people first before developing.
Like @csallen has mentioned, there's at least four parts to a business idea:
It sucks, because I love leaping into my projects and having a project to work on. But if I'm going to make money this lifetime from indie hacking, I can't keep swinging and missing.
Built with Gatsby! Made just for fun :)
The style is neat. ;) What tools did you use for the console window?
https://jake.nyc — built with Hugo!
Nice! I like the way the colors and fonts work together on your site and SongRender. How do you choose the colors?
Thanks! I usually start with my primary color — in this case, that purple. Then I usually go to https://coolors.co to build out the rest of the color scheme, because it lets me lock the colors I like and generate random ones for the rest. Once I'm in the ballpark I'll tweak them manually til I like the result.
Webflow saved me hours of time and looks pretty snazzy IMO: https://kashdhanda.com
Neat and clean! I haven't had much experience with no-code tools, so it was amazing to see how something like Webflow can be used. I also had no idea Webflow had a blog component.
Definitely recommend it! Found it super easy to use and there's tons of great Youtube tutorials. Let me know if you need any help
Thanks for asking! Here's my personal website: https://www.jhopkinswriting.com/
Built with WordPress. No custom coding, but did edit theme a lot. (-:
Cool site! One thing that stood out to me was how you use Wakelet for your portfolio; it's a use of Wakelet I haven't thought of before but will need to try out. :)
Yeah, it seemed like a nice solution: easy to curate my professional resources, puts it all together in a nice looking page...voila! Thanks for feedback.
I am still planning on revamping my writing site. I want the landing page to focus on what I have to offer first. Then, I want the blog to be its own section. Buuuut, I made the newb mistake of not categorizing my blog posts on their own page (e.g. "jhopkinswriting.com/p/posttitle"
Instead, it's currently formatted as "jhopkinswriting.com/posttitle"
I am afraid I am going to break all my links when I try to reorganize things. Will get to it eventually. :-D
I use it as a blog and a portfolio for freelancing clients 👨💻
Built with Gatsby.js 🤙
Nice, very clean looking! How much to host with Gatsby?
You can host Gatsby.js for example on Netlify (for free) or on Vercel (still quite cheap). There are probably a lot more hosting solutions though.
HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery, Netlify
What API did you use for the "Did you know" section?
Mine is https://botondveress.com. It's still in progress so any feedback is welcome :) In the future I want to write about my professional experience or articles about my work.
I used serverless nextjs and deployed it on AWS. For CMS I am using Prismic.
I used react-plx for the parallax effects. The rest of the animations are just pure CSS transitions. Yep, for the legal pages, I dig through a lot of generators until I found Termly which asks you some real questions and I felt the content was pretty accurate. I am not a lawyer so I can't be sure it covers everything...
Mine is https://rasulkireev.com
I try to keep it simple. My ideal goal is to use the website a place to post my articles, essays, book notes, newsletter, second brain, photography and just learnings in general. In other words, it is supposed to be my digital garden / second brain. Still have a lot of work to do.
I like the idea of a "second brain" type of website, and the Now page is a great idea I'm going to have to use on my site as well. What tech tools did you use to build yours?
I first built it with Django (https://builtwithdjango.com), mainly to learn Django, then rebuilt with Gridsome to learn Vue and JAMstack, and also for snappier experience. Couldn't be happier with Gridsome.
I haven't tried Django before, but Gridsome looks cool! I'm going to check it out. :)
Awesome question! Mine is on https://midnight.pub/u/m15o -- it's part of midnight.pub - the side project I'm working on.
Midnight.pub really makes me feel like I just jumped into the middle of the night. :) What do you think of the advantages/disadvantages of putting a personal site onto a project site? I've been considering both, so I'm wondering.
I recently moved my site from Weebly to Squarespace and haven't updated content much yet. I mostly highlight my work and background.
The site is clean because I used a template Squarespace designed. Is the site fun? I'd say not.
Mine's at https://john.colagioia.net/; I tried to find a balance between professional and quirky, mostly looking to make it as comfortable to read as I could manage without piling on images that I can't imagine helping much.
The main page is hand-coded HTML that I keep promising will get a rewrite. The blog (just started late last year) uses Jekyll to generate static pages, and I dump it all on the VPS I've been using for experiments for a long time with scripts that make sure everything gets committed to GitHub, I don't miss a step, and don't deploy the version of the pages with pages for future topics...again.
I ultimately chose Jekyll over the competitors, because it took me the least time to make it look like the main page, and also because some of the "better" systems (like Gatsby, Hugo, and a few others) would suddenly choke without any explanation. Finally, I decided to just go with the older solution and (since everything is just written in Markdown anyway) and decide if I want to migrate away later.
I like the body font and colors on the main page; it's simple and uncluttered, unlike some of the websites out there today. Where did you get the logo at the top of the page?
Jekyll is one tool I haven't tried out yet. I know Gatsby and Hugo are becoming more popular, but if they crash suddenly, I'm going to think twice before I use them!
Thanks! The logo was the reward for some Kickstarter campaign a long time ago, for some kid looking to get a design studio up and running. Unfortunately, it looks like both of his sites are down or gone. This looks like the last archived version and takes forever to load.
The good news on the static site generators is that the generated code can't crash. My blog is just HTML, for example, plus the little bit of PHP code that calls the comments engine. So, if you're not updating regularly, it's much safer than a real CRM.
The problem I had (at least with Jekyll) was that certain changes would corrupt...something, to the point where it would generate empty pages and reverting my code wouldn't fix it. I'm told that's normal and just requires clearing the local cache to force a full rebuild, so I may have just needed a little more patience.
So far, though, Jekyll has been indestructible. The worst I've been able to do is get it to complain that I put a colon in my post title.
I'm using Firebase sites, but Netlify is also really great. Definitely not necessary to have CI/CD set up, but I love the ability to git push and know it'll be updated automatically - better having a single command instead of separating the "saving to git" / "publishing to prod" steps.
My site is https://mk4p.com - I've gotten good responses from people saying it's unlike other resumes & CVs they've seen. I think recruiters get bored when everything looks the same.
Looks neat! I especially like the project timeline; I think that's a great way to showcase work. And yes, it would definitely make sense to get bored looking through hundreds of resumes that look exactly the same. I heard somewhere that recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at a resume before deciding to continue reading or toss it aside. (I don't remember where I read it, so it may be inaccurate now.)
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