Adam P

Brooklyn Design Director Joined almost 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Publish Your UI/UX Portfolio with Notion, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Nov 21, 2019

    Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's unprofessional. There are a plethora of design verticals out there that don't need a flashy website to showcase their process, work, etc. I've seen portfolios made with Notion, Google Sheets, PDFs, and every CMS mentioned here and more. If you can showcase who you are, your work, and your process with a Notion template, why does that mean 'you don't care about the way you present your work' just because you or few people don't like the idea of taking a simpler, 'less-designed' approach as you put it. Design isn't Dribbble...

    P.S. SquareSpace absolutely is a CMS...

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Will Figma Ever Become a CMS?, in reply to Alex Volkow , Apr 27, 2018

    +1 for Webflow. While I generally prefer coding from scratch, I've used it quite a bit in the past for particular projects, and I've always found it to be a joy as far as working visually with code is concerned

    3 points
  • Posted to cms for personal portfolio site?, Jun 28, 2017

    I think that depends on your expertise, level of comfort, and what you are trying to showcase. As a designer first and lightweight front-end developer, I've built portfolios with Bootstrap, Webflow, Wordpress, Grav, Jekyll, and from scratch, alongside tooling with a plethora of other methods along the way. I'm actually currently rebuilding my personal portfolio using Semplice on top of Wordpress as I'm trying to focus more on my design than development skills, and it's been a fantastic experience thus far.

    In such a saturated digital world, there are endless options for you to choose from and it ultimately comes down to what best suits your needs for the project. Are you trying to learn something new through building your portfolio? Or are you trying to showcase what you are best at already? Everything you've mentioned is a viable solution and a lot of it comes down to personal preference. Each has their pros & cons and there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

    I'd ask yourself first what you want someone to think of who you are and what you can do and then choose the best medium to showcase those answers.

    I'm not exactly sure what a 'Creative Coder' is, but it sounds like some combination of design & development (with an emphasis on the development?), so I think it makes sense to pursue something a bit more involved in the dev side of things than something like Webflow or a Wordpress template / framework

    Just to throw out some options based on what you mentioned in your OP

    Flat-file CMS—Kirby, Grav, Perch, CraftCMS, Pico, Statamic

    Static—Jekyll, Hugo, Middleman, Roots (can CMS these with Forestry, SiteLeaf, or CloudCannon)

    Of all the options, I find that building from scratch has been the most fun & rewarding for me, though it's not always the most practical solution

    1 point
  • Posted to ASK DN: What is your all time favorite logo design?, Jun 21, 2017

    Hartford Whalers—R.I.P.

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