Tag Archives: portfolio site

When Simple Web Design Is All You Need

I am still amazed by how often I run into a designer who doesn’t have an online presence. Quite often the designer admits, “I know that I need one.” This simple site demonstrates how having a basic landing page is far better than not having an online identity. In fact, it might be all...

Site of the Day: Dow-Smith.com

Sites like this one were really popular a few years ago, but I’ve never seen one executed this well. The faux-desktop interface is an interesting demonstration of the individual’s web design skills. The risk with doing a site like this one is that you might lose the focus on the site’s real purpose. And it...

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Bringing Back ASCII Art: @nkwiatek

The background of Nick Kwiatek’s website is an amazing fluid JavaScript animation. CreativeJS has the details on the tools used, primarily Oliver’s simple fluid dynamics simulator. (Found via Coudal and Kottke.) If you’re new to JavaScript, check out HOW U’s four-week online class Principles of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you’ve already got a little...