I decided it's high time for me to refresh my website. True, I have been working on my base of the last 3 years on and off, which did prove fruitful in the end as I managed to lead entirely from scratch an entire, private base, fully backed up and interconnected with a wide variety of services. Fuad hub if you may call it. But in the end this is not a proper portfolio piece that I could showcase to potential employers, so if I'm looking forward to getting myself employed, I needed to show something just better, clearer, sharply decisive and precisely creative (?). That defines what my current design guidelines and what I know and can do, encapsuled in one.
And so based on my previous experience with some libraries and some that I just learned quite recently, I decided to utilize what I have managed to achieve on my private playground and create a clean, innovative and fun to interact with carte blanche. I managed to achieve in 90% what I intended, as the portfolio pieces were supposed to redirect to specific overviews of my work, such as graphic design, ux, hci... etc. But I guess what I managed to create is even better now as it showcases concrete examples of my work.
I decided to make sure that anyone could still navigate through this website, so I introduced a number of fluid-like features. Even if you don't do anything, it will proceed to next slides. Progressive features include hovering and I made use of a variety of metaphors to make sure the user does know what to do and investigate specific elements of the page. I decided to make sure the user does not get overloaded in the process, therefore there are exactly the right amount of elements, so that in merely 3 minutes anyone can get to know me.
Now the funny thing, I managed to create this project in 2 days with an extra day spent on fixing small issues and optimising performance. I might clean the code later on to make sure anyone who inspects the code will actually be willing to take me onboard as a junior or graduate :P
Also, I have tested it on a: PC, Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone and Smartwatch. It works well or very well on every single one. Although, the library has some performance-related issues on Edge browser.
I feel to explain this website I would have to create an entire thesis. It's not that I'm not willing to do this, the issue is how to do it well, as I don't even have a clear idea of how exactly my process looked like. But I guess I can say a few plain words on what motivated me to create this.
And the motivation was very simple. Depressed by the overwhelming success of me getting into a Master program at an exchange university during my Bachelor course and the knowledge of me not knowing jack about what I was doing but still dedicated to making sure I can actually be ablebodied to design and develop, I decided to complement all of my previous work and host it entirely in one portal, so I could have a good idea of what I can and cannot do.
At first, the website did start being created in pain. It took an entire month for me driven in parallel with tough courses at LMU for me to create a pure base with additional subpages. I ran into so many issues along the way that it wasn't until I came back to Australia, when I managed to get most of my work online but the entire thing remained an averagely digestive mess. However, with coming months I did get ahold of more resources and knowledge, as of how easy it is to modify the rendering of simple markups. And considering I was relatively consistent with my html, I could easily implement globally features that managed to introduce a whole bit of life, as I would put into words. Animations, 3D effects and more. It's not all there yet but I managed to craft a variety and showcase all here, reference whomever I needed to and just play around, as if it's my own sandbox.
But in the meantime you may inspect, literally almost every single project I have ever been involved in, in life.