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Do You Have Your Own Website/Portfolio?

How many of you have your own website? Did you create it in one go? Launch it and then build it over time?

I haven't created mine yet, hoping to be inspired. Would love to hear about how you decided to design it the way you did.

If you have your own website, please share it below!

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Itachi Uchiha

Yes :) This is my website:

aligoren.com

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Jeannie Nguyen

Very creative 'About Me' section, Ali!

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Itachi Uchiha

Hehe. Thank you :) 🐈

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Martin Belev

I started mine recently. I have been thinking to do it for so long but every time I have some excuse/reason to not start it... At first I was thinking of making everything from scratch but after all I wanted to focus on writing and sharing my knowledge so I end up using a very minimalistic theme and built the site on top of it. I wanted to launch it as quickly as possible and incrementally build over it. It took a little more than a week to get it live. I have made some adjustments and improvements here and there afterwards. Maybe in the future I am going to redesign it all by myself.

The site is at belev.dev

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btlm

I like how clear your page is. Pure simplicity.

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Martin Belev

Thank you πŸ™ƒ, I was looking for such a template/theme- something very minimal.

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Jeannie Nguyen

Looks good, Martin! I like the light/dark mode capability.

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Martin Belev

Thank you ☺️

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DesirΓ© πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Indeed!

One of the best decisions in my career, to share who I am and what I can do.
Here is mine.

I also built a Blog over time.

I think in this sector the online presence it's essential. You never know who may be interested in (not what you do) but how you do things. ✨

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Jeannie Nguyen

Nice site, DesirΓ©! I really like that you do both design AND development, on top of educational videos.

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DesirΓ© πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Thank you!

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Bugsy Sailor • Edited

My first website in 1997:
bugsy.me/pipeline/4178/

And many, many iterations and domain names later:
bugsy.me

Each one was launched with minimal need and grown or shrunk from there. Changing platforms, changing content, you name it. I've always seen it as my playground to do what I want, it's not for clients, it's not for anyone else, but just for my own amusement. If someone else enjoys it along the way, that's great!

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ciscospice

I love your projects and activities. It reminds me of the web back before social media. (Sniff, sniff, nostalgia!) I will be adding Plaidurday to my calendar.

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Bugsy Sailor

Thank you so much Ciscospice!

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Stephen Kastona

1997! Dang! I was probably learning to wear my pants right! πŸ‘Œ

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Jeannie Nguyen

Love the first and current website comparison, Bugsy! Looks good!

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Sanjeev Sharma

I made the base version in one go. Took me about 2-3 hours. After that, whenever I learn something new I try to include it in my portfolio in some way. For example, recently I learned about Mapbox. So, I added that to my portfolio.

thesanjeevsharma.now.sh - Built using ReactJS + NextJS and TailwindCSS.

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Jeannie Nguyen

I like the colors you chose to go with, Sanjeev!

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Nicolas.mrt

Hi Jeannie !
I have just finished mine and I can tell you it's definitely worth it.
I was not confident in myself and my design skills are not very good but I chose to make one anyway and I don't regret it.
My advice would be to choose a framework you want to master in order to improve your skills at the same time. For example mine was made with Gatsby which I didn't know before developing my site.
You wan have a look at mine : nicolasmaret.fr
Sorry for non French speakers !

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Jeannie Nguyen

I like how you built the menu on mobile, Nicolas. Clean work!

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Nicolas.mrt

Thank you for your feedback Jeannie! Did you decide to make your own?

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Jeannie Nguyen

I did! Everyone's sites are so creative, can't wait to start building mine. I'll share it once it's live.

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jazkh

Looks beautiful

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Nicolas.mrt

thanks for your feedback !

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Cheuk Ting Ho 🐍

I do have my own website, it's fun to have one. Have been a bit lazy lately and my website totally needs a tidy up (just like my room) 😝
I used Jekyll and hosted on GitHub. I would say that's the easiest way to make a website. There are lot's of free Jekyll themes available and you just need to put some personal touch to it. You may want something fancier if you are a web dev (or want to be a web dev though) ✨

But I am happy with mine so far, check it out here: cheuk.dev

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ciscospice

I just bookmarked your OOT project. I’d like to help out!

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jazkh

Nicely made

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Wesley • Edited

I run a light web server on a free TK domain, with links to most of my projects, maybe some tests of forum/SQL-based engines, and some programming files hosted

donnaken15.tk

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Jeannie Nguyen

Let us know when it's online so we can check it out, Wesley!

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Wesley

its back, have to use an old cpanel i used to use though until i can resolve my home server not being public i guess

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Der Sascha

Yep I own a Blog on blog.bajonczak.com ths will be hostet with vuepress and static Website hosting. So it will be fast and looks pretty simple. Adding a new article will be done with markdown.

Very nice I like. But I only use this for bloggin purpose and very unfrequently at the moment.

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David Vincent Gagne

Yes, but it’s only been online since 1999.

davidgagne.net/

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A.J. Kueterman

I was kind of expecting it to look like 1999, not the case! Looks great!

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David Vincent Gagne

Haha! Thanks!
I wish I’d thought to take a screenshot every time I redesigned it over the years ...

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Jeannie Nguyen

Would've loved to see the original page in 1999!

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David Vincent Gagne

The Internet Wayback Machine actually has a couple of pretty good snapshots from back then. Looks like the earliest one they have is from Aug 2000:

e.g. web.archive.org/web/20000816002939...

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Tyler Smith

I do! It started as a single page with a fun image and a couple of sentences about who I am. Then I added an about page, and a contact page. After that, I added a portfolio with some of my best projects on it.

Then I removed everything but the image and a couple of sentences about who I am. I realized my portfolio was tragically out of date and I was never going to find the energy to update my projects πŸ˜‚

I swap out the sentences about once a year now. Here's where I landed πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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Sarah

I have a website/blog, but it's not really as much of a portfolio as it is a place for me to share my writing. I might at some point decide to add some side projects (I can't share any paid work since it's all between NDA's), but for now it's mainly a blog.

I decided to go for a more minimalistic theme, in order to not distract from the reading, but with some small and fun details (like rainbow hover effects).

fossheim.io/

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krckyboy

I made my website a while ago but initially it was just the first section, the part with social links and email. Just recently I've added the "about me" section, "skills" and "projects". I'm going to replace the "wanna hire me?" with a contact form. Hosted on Netlify.

krcky.dev

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Ogurinka Benjamin

I own one and I built it from scratch (I always enjoy doing that). It has gone through stages that help remind me of my growth tooπŸ˜….

Check it out here tammy.dev
Also, see all the past versions tammy.dev/versions

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Jeannie Nguyen

I dig the current site! Big fan of the versioning as well, that's awesome.

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Ogurinka Benjamin

Thanks a lotπŸ’—β€

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Harris Geo πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

I started mine a year ago with the intention to start writing blogs. However only recently I started blogging more often and I love it. The initial thought was to try out Gatsby, then moved my personal website to it.

Adding small features every now and then is a nice way to keep being active. In the future I'm thinking of adding a mailing list as soon as I build an audience.

Having a personal website to play with and see where it goes in my opinion is a great approach to keep active. Also having some longer term goals helps a lot. What are your thoughts?

link harrisgeo.me

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Jeannie Nguyen

Looks good, Harris! I like your favicon and the dark/light mode capability.

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