Here are two I found several days ago, but that I am still finding amusing today.
Please share your personal page links, too.
Even if this list becomes long, that's okay. I will look at it.
I shared it a while ago here, but it didn't get much traction.
I'm a fan of personal sites, too. Some of the ones that I like most, in no particular order:
Your site is well done - I particularly like the timeline overview of your life. Everyone should do one of those. I've been obsessed with 1995 era Yahoo/DMOZ link directories lately - your site reminds me of a little directory to your life. I don't know if you track heart rate and stuff like that, but I was honestly glad it was more of a summary than an exhaustive data dump.
Thank you for being generous with your links. I think there is a kind of resistance toward self-promotion of your personal pages these days. Or perhaps you feel like no one wants to see your page. Well, I do. I want to find pages that can't be found by Googling. One also has to look through every page to find the obscure pages that can be loved.
I would encourage all of you too to be curious about what is out there. There is still much to do on the web - it has just become very orderly in general.
It's in need of some help so I've been looking around for inspiration. I'll be taking a look at everything posted. Some I've found previously I like:
May the independent web live long and prosper!
The ability to change things is one of the nice things about personal websites.
I am enjoying exploring kickscondor.com
I'm mostly an artist, and I take delight in the aggressive unhipness of my site running on top of Wordpress. It's had the same front page since 2011.
Someday I should really change the menus in the blog/portfolio sections to work with touch browsers. I got comics to draw, though.
(The site's a repository for about seventeen years of my creative output. You, too, can have something that mind-blowingly complex if you just keep at it for a significant part of a lifetime. :) )
Boy, making a portfolio is excruciating. All these links make it look so easy, but when I started it was like pulling teeth. If anyone has feedback (harsh even), I'd love to hear it!
Can I ask what you used to make that pixelated avatar of yourself?
Both are ~1 KiB handcrafted html + css, excluding the web font. I like minimalism. Hope you like it too!
Great site, by the way. I've been looking for some personal site inspiration and you've got a great aggregation going on here.
Those are experiences. I'll update my website to be so awesome when I get some time for it (bit difficult while managing a team).
My own site, wanted to update it ever since. Not really an eye-catcher, I know. It uses Grav CMS, it's a great CMS (and file-based).
And the website of my agency (it's German)
Would love to hear some feedback, especially browser quirks.
These designs you linked are more modern than the others that I've seen. It made me realize that there is a lot of nostaglia - either utter minimalism or vaporwave - floating around in personal pages right now - which I do enjoy. But these go in giant page directions. Another good example in this direction is: http://aaf.nyc. It's not a long page, but has a large feeling.
The site you've linked has great videos in the background and I like the animated logo, that really helps in making it interesting.
Personally, I still prefer those sites I've linked, because I know that they are harder to make than those minimalistic/no-css sites. I think it depends if it's a backend dev or a full stack web dev with a focus on UI/UX. In the latter case, it's a good way to show off what you're capable of. With those minimalistic designs (some of them also have bad UX) I don't really know if they're able to create modern, responsive and more complex websites.
Static site built with hugo, hosted on a 5$/month DigitalOcean droplet, using LetsEncrypt for TLS. Been considering some other hosting options that might be cheaper since I barely get any traffic, other than a couple times my posts went viral.
Huge respect to those that can consistently push out content. I have a big list of articles I want to write, but always lose motivation when it comes down to it. Maybe I'm a slow writer, it seems to take me an entire day to write something I'm proud to share.
Cloudflare > CloudFront + S3 (sometimes just S3 responding to Cloudflare's request). I could have done Route53 but I've lots of other domains managed by Cloudflare.
I have a single instance Jekyll setup that spits out a bunch of index.html files for all the domains, including my primary personal. To automate further, the setup runs within a few NPM modules, and gulp does the compile and build. When I need to change/update something, I let it build and then deploy to the primary S3 Bucket. The deployment is done with the S3_website Gem.
Been running this setup for over 3 years or so. I can strip away everything and just stay with the minimal Jekyll setup and manually upload the files.
Built with Vue.js and uses Wordpress REST API as a headless content management system.
Instead of reaching for an external library I decided to go with my own solution and I like to think that it made me more appreciative of Vue.js in general.
Would love feedback on what works / doesn't work design-wise.
(Or at least you have for OSX Safari 11.1.2. Two-finger scrolling on my trackpad does nothing, trying to drag the scrollbar does nothing, space and arrow keys do nothing. Clicking on the links does nothing either.)
The email address at the bottom has too slight a color difference from the 'contact me at' part. Either make it contrast more or just make them the same color. The email address also gives the appearance but not behavior of a link.
Decreasing font-size on the non-bolded text on Recent Work to 1.1rem gives a better contrast with the headings.
Lowering the line height for the description text of the TwinThread blurb to 2.2rem makes the structure of the information more cohesive.
The words in the main paragraph are underlined but not links to anything? Make them link to something.
I can't scroll properly but i'm sure you will fix that.
Emphasize what work you actually did at those brands you listed.
Visit Start > Issues. What a novel way to do a blog type thing.
And wow. Even more simple than mine!
I'm most proud of the hover outlines, which I spent way too long making. They're on npm as a React component if anyone else finds them cool: https://www.npmjs.com/package/dynamic-outlines
Self-written with React for component reuse. Hosted on my Hetzner Dedicated, Dockerized and Reverse proxied with Traefik.
I like the little GG that flashes for a moment.
Here's mine: https://droxey.com
The typing interaction was inspired from a site called Hacker Typer. I like how it invests the user in the sight by inviting them to interact immediately. (View on PC. It's non interactive on mobile)
Static Site / blog made with Pelican and a custom theme, all open source.
It's hosted at my house on an old thinkpad 430 with a cracked LCD running SmartOS.
I’m pretty proud of it, but I know things can always be improved. The portfolios shared in this thread though provide such inspiration!
Any feedback is appreciated!
it's not that good not even near those given in the links but hey, it's my website and I'd love some suggestions!
One question: is there a reason you chose to go with left-right arrows on the photo page and scrolling on the code page?
You are doing good work. Continue.
Unfortunately I haven't updated it in a while, but I plan on doing that in a couple of weeks with recent projects.
Now I'm leaning on using or making a static site generator, needs markdown supporting math via some LaTeX flavored plugin, and simple to edit. Maybe one day when I'm less busy I'll get around to merging, updating, and posting the gazillion articles/talks/progs I've done that have gone unposted.
Me - https://dcpos.ch
Paul Shen - https://bypaulshen.com
Mine is minimal because I refuse to make it otherwise: https://bernsteinbear.com
edit: I tried to keep it minimal but informative. I recently rebuilt it using Gatsby.
Here's some other ones that I've collected and found cool interesting.
Want something fun? Check out all the old designs with the Internet Archive! The 2010 design is a little... uh....
It's a modified jekyll theme so the design is not originally mine.
If I want an overview of your work I need to click through each link, instead of simply scrolling through the page and then clicking on what I’m interested in. No offence, but that’s some poorly thought out UX right there.
What good is it that it ‘runs ultra fast’?
User experience and performance go hand-in-hand. Users get frustrated if a site loads slowly or doesn't function. So I made sure to have a site that does those things (plus web performance is one of my specialties).
Your link is well done. The blue and gray hearken to the Old Web.
I like to think that if any future employers don’t enjoy my self-deprecating humor it probably won’t make a great fit anyway.
I used the site as an opportunity to roll my own static site generator for no reason. Bit of a whatever website, but it was a fun learning experience nonetheless.
Tried to keep it simple
From the time when I had too much free time.
Would love to hear your thoughts.
And here's my blog page: https://blog.praveen.science/
I'd encourage you to take a second look at the end of August, I'm very excited about the pending redesign and rewritten content.
I think I might win the prize for the laziest and least fancy site. I've never even bothered to give any info page of who I am...
Also, I built few minimalist Jekyll themes.
Possibly a bit grandiose. Any feedback much appreciated.
I love ASCII text a lot :)