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Discussion on: I Got a Perfect Lighthouse Score on My First Portfolio Website!

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Alonso Diaz

For recruiters, that's good

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Jon Randy

TBH it's not. If I was looking at the site after receiving an application, I would be less likely to proceed further. Using the right tool for the right job is important

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Pranav Birajdar Author

Jon, though I agree that I do have tons of tooling, I feel like every tool has a specific purpose. For example, I used Next.js because I wanted a Static Site Generator, Tailwind because it's a CSS Framework that allowed me to build the site within a week, and TypeScript for type checking. I used a Markdown parser to parse my blog markdowns.

Besides Tailwind, I think most of the tooling was necessary. I'd love to know your thoughts.

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Nate

Agreed. It’s fine. The job of your website is to show your skills with tooling that you’d use for complex sites. Recruiters mostly care about buzzwords.

If I was interviewing you and saw that site, I’d be impressed. You used different tooling that each had a purpose. You working to get a 100% lighthouse score shows initiative and that you’re willing to learn to improve. Heck, I’ve never made a site that got 100%.

If someone passed you up because it’s “too complex” then they aren’t worth working for. Interviews go both ways.

Keep it up!

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Pranav Birajdar Author

Thank you for the kind words and the detailed response Nate. Really appreciate it!! 🙏