These days it’s not enough for a web designer to have resumes or curriculum vitae like they usually do. If anything, it’s the best avenue to put their best foot forward and show off the skills that they’ve got to potential new bosses.
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This guy set the bar extremely high by making a side-scrolling platform video game out of his resume. It’s a bit unintuitive, however, to scroll down in order to move sideways.
There’s the familiar scattered-objects-as-design in the background. Although a photo section and video feature of this tactile portfolio documents the clever idea just fine, I might have been even more intrigued if the content of the “passfolio” were to be real webpage elements on this microsite.
Circles dominate this parallax one-pager, like bubbles and balloons floating in and up the viewport.
Here’s another 8-bit inspired design, not skimping on the loud basic colors at all. The only thing that detracts from this blast from the past are those social buttons on the left side.
This is the most staid of the bunch, but I’m adding it for the very modest hover effect on the “flat”-style illustrations in the Interests section.
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Design – Why you should move that button 3px to the left
“Designing a custom button in Photoshop is easy — that’s the part of the iceberg we can all see. Below the surface it takes a lot of effort to get the details right: building pressed and inactive states, preventing text highlighting on double-click, adding right-to-left support, testing accessibility, and so on.”
User Experience – Mobile Menu AB Tested: Hamburger Not the Best Choice?
“We really have no idea at all how users interact with our websites. Until we measure and observe, our assumptions are based on uncertain probabilities.”
Design – On Creative Direction
“Creative direction is about the forest and the trees. More specifically, it’s about helping those in the trees see the forest, and helping those who only see the forest remember the trees too.”