I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve remade my website over the last decade.
My previous site was a blog and portfolio to show off my coding projects to help me get a programming job. The projects were mostly front-end focused, including my most visible project, the GoFundMe Help Center, which has received millions of views. As time went on my goal changed from front-end to back-end or fullstack.
In October, 2020 I transferred into the software engineer role. Most of my coding work now doesn’t lend itself well to a portfolio format and I was ready to retire the roughly 20 blog posts I had made in favor of starting fresh.
Whenever I create a site I find a few other sites as my main inspiration. For this iteration of my site I was inspired by:
- beliefseed.com – Yes, you can be inspired by your own work!
- philyawj.tumblr.com – My old tumblr blog from the mid 2010s.
- wikipedia.org – I don’t know many people who would say they’ve taken design inspiration from Wikipedia. But I have no shame in that. I appreciate its simplicity.