12 comments

  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, over 6 years ago

    Really dislike this, it doesn't make any sense to me.

    5 points
    • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, over 6 years ago

      I think that's the point. It's pretty experimental.

      0 points
      • Brendan McDonaldBrendan McDonald, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

        It's not just that I don't like the conclusion; I also don't get the premise. What were the design goals here? If this is an experiment, what is the experimental variable?

        1 point
    • Terry Xu, over 6 years ago

      Not all things have to make sense, nor can we make sense of everything. So I guess it's a good thing :-D

      0 points
  • Luke MitchellLuke Mitchell, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    This is really interesting. It's randomly generated on page load. Does anyone know how this is done? I'm guessing serve-side as there JS or any signs of anything funky going on.

    It's really refreshing to see a personal site that takes a risk for once, not your standard 'rectangles on white, with blog' recipe.

    2 points
    • Neil Pullman, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      There's a small bit of javascript that does this client-side. It loops through the links, randomly places the element by it's left/top position, and tries to make it not overlap with any of the other links. It also randomly draws the background gradient each time from a set of colors.

      If you view the page source and search for "script" you can see the code for this. And if you search for "Math.random" it might help visualize how generative this is.

      Edit: the script tag wasn't showing up. Just "script" will work, too.

      1 point
  • Jorge MartinsJorge Martins, over 6 years ago

    I'd say this is way more memorable than a plain "hi i'm X and worked here and there, iada iada" with nice clean typography.

    0 points
  • Wil NicholsWil Nichols, over 6 years ago

    Phil's always had some really interesting and experimental site designs... Dig through his site's wayback; there used to be live versions rather than just screenshots. http://web.archive.org/web/20130603224557/http://infinise.com/lab/

    0 points
  • A B, over 6 years ago

    The gradients are on point!

    0 points