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My First Personal Site! 📣

fentybit on April 14, 2021

I can not believe that I have 2 months left with Flatiron School, and hopefully by then I can officially call myself a Full-Stack Software Engineer...
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Peter

I like the design. It is clean and minimal.

The YouTube video's on your projects page are a really smart way to show what you've built.

I'm currently working on my portfolio v2 and you've given me some great inspiration.

Good luck for the remainder of your bootcamp 😁

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fentybit Author

Thanks so much Peter!
Good luck on your portfolio. I hope to see it soon on dev.to. 😀

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

Really cool personal site! The design is seriously sleek.

Just wanted to note that there's another DEV-like site out there called CodeNewbie that's geared toward new devs, but also built and run by DEV (dev.to).

This seems like a post that would fit really well on CodeNewbie too if you'd be down to join up and share it there! But regardless, thanks for sharing this awesome post right here on DEV. 🙂

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KarthikNayak

Codenewbie has some good podcasts

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fentybit Author

I will check out the link you sent!
I love exploring other communities out there. Thank you so much Michael. 🤓

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Tapajyoti Bose • Edited

Really love the sleek design. But you should keep an eye out for the contact form, the input validation logic is missing (anyone can submit an empty form).

Checkout my portfolio at: tapajyoti-bose.vercel.app/ (shameless self-promotion 😛)

Ps: best of luck for the remaining months at the bootcamp

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fentybit Author

I fully agree with you. I have been meaning to go back, and insert .js to fix this validation logic. Is that what you did to yours?

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Tapajyoti Bose

I'm using react, the validation is handled on form submit

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jscalderon65

You can made your portfolio dynamic, something i did, was make a configuration dashboard on my portfolio, i can access it through a simple authentication, and in that side, get my repositories through the GitHub api and choose what i wanna show on the client.

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Aprendiendohtml

great work great that you share it, yesterday I was just visiting the youtube channel of traversy media and I learned how the contact form in netlify is made very simple, thinking about the domain and all this that is quite complicated for not knowing about the subject . So I designed my website buy domain namecheap upload it to netlify would be great thank you very much for sharing I like it

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fentybit Author

Good luck! I think filling up the content is actually most time consuming, and deploying is a matter of browsing through YT and dev.to blogs. 😀

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Arash

Looks clean! I love the animations and simplistic design you've opted for. Even amidst its simplicity, you managed to find ways to make your website truly yours: something unique and eye-catching. Amazing job! 🙌

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fentybit Author

Thank you so much Arash. 😀

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Junxiao Shi

I see rotating buttons …

Netlify is indeed nice for static websites: drag and drop deployment, automated builds, etc.
Netlify CDN has IPv6, while GitHub doesn't.

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fentybit Author

Let me know if I should try anything else other than Netlify, love trying something new.

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Alex Janke

Vercel (vercel.com/), by the creators of Next.js. Though honestly it's prettty similar to Netlify so you might not really learn that many new things

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lee

nice!

I can’t believe how easy it is to do a contact form on Netlify. I had a form that posted to an AWS lambda function 🙈 before I knew about it

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fentybit Author

I haven't tried AWS lambda function, good to know. ☺️

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lee

Well the great thing with Netlify is that you don't need to 😎 you can add form submissions without a backend.

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Danish Saleem

Love it ❤. I was looking for theme for my portfolio website. I guess I had one in front of me. 😁 I hope you don't mind if Copy aka reuse some style from your website. 😉

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fentybit Author

Ya of course, no worries!
I believe the template is available for everyone. 😃

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Danish Saleem

That's so nice of you 😊

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Navaneeth Bysani

Amazing website. Have you subscribed to pixelarity or did you take inspiration from them and designed on your own?

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fentybit Author

Thank you Navaneeth. I purchased Pixelarity template in the interest of time. I hope to create my site from scratch hopefully in the next few months.

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Navaneeth Bysani

How are you going to view the information received through the contact form? are you going to keep looking in the database regularly? Or do you have some interface for that?. Just curious 😄

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fentybit Author

Check out Formspree.
The API link sends it out directly to your private email without exposing it on HTML view source.

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Temani Afif

Simple and clean 👍 (PS: there is a 404 error with your favicon)

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fentybit Author

Thank you so much for pointing this out!
I revised my favicon src link, and should fix it. ☺️

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TwitchStorm

well done !

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Astrit

Great job, for the first site this is amazing 🤘

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Charles McQuain

I think this is a fantastic looking portfolio website. Love the layout, and you did a really good job showing off your projects/skills, and I thought your resume was great!

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fentybit Author

Thanks Charles!

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5nhatnhat

Nice. Very clean

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Samuel Marien

Beautiful design, inspiring me for my next portofolio !

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fentybit Author

Good luck Sam, I'd love to check it out. 💥

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Anthony

Really like the design. Well done!

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Brian Canzanella

Thanks for sharing!

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Sunny Singh

Really clean and I'm impressed with the level of detail to the animations and transitions 👏

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fentybit Author

Thank you Sunny.

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Somanath Goudar

Wow! Its just amazing

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kapeel kokane

Looks nice :) Did you build it from scratch or use a template from pixelarity?

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fentybit Author

Thank you Kapeel.
I used Pixelarity template for now in the interest of time, and will try to make my own site hopefully in few months. 🤓

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Matias

Clean and Simple!! excellent!!!

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John Fowler

If it hasn't been mentioned, you should try CloudFlare Pages. Once deployed your site will automatically have an SSL cert. Very simple to set up too.

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fentybit Author

CloudFlare Pages, noted.
I will definitely try this next time. Thank you so much! 😁

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Domhnall O Hanlon

Nice work, the site looks great and I really enjoyed your quiz app!

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fentybit Author

Thank you so much Domhnall for checking my Know It All app! 😆

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hieumomo

good job

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Ashish Khare😎

Very Nice! The minimal approach and swirling animations made it all look very very nice. Plus, the icons. Good job!

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fentybit Author

Thank you so much Ashish. 😀

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Yuri Filatov

Congratulations ! :)

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Dariusz Więckiewicz

Nice, but there is a big delay with Initial Loading, maybe because of single page layout? Have a look on pagespeed insight that struggling to load your site properly.

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fentybit Author

Thank you so much for this. I went to pagespeed insight, and it was suggested my pics were too high res/big size. I reduced to 25-30% from original size, and it appears to save at least 1 second when loading the site. I learned something new today, thank you again.

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Thomas Bnt

💪🏼🎈🎈🎈

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Lelinta • Edited

Haha, my personal website lelinta.com is made with shopify, don’t worry about anything, just the domain name is fine

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Nic Montijo

This site looks very good! Very sleek and modern! Keep up the great work, you are doing great!

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fentybit Author

Thank you Nic. 😀

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Prachi Patel

Vercel is also a free hosting and SECURE platform.

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Paul Emas

Awesome , just awesome, love your UI too it's simple and UX is self explanatory. 🥰

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fentybit Author

Thank you Paul. 😀

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evc7-(...30%)

So Cool! I love the UI! Simple and Clean! Keep it up!

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Ata Parvin Ghods

liked it, very clean, keep it up 👍

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Ilia539

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