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Discussion on: What tech did you use to build your personal website/portfolio?

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Traek Wells

Did my site traekwells.com with regular HTML/CSS/JS hosted on HostGator. Site is small enough where it felt like overkill to reach for anything else. Also that fact that I'm 100% comfortable with these technologies allowed me to get it out fast.

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This is really nice, I like the simple and clean design. I am starting to learn and about to start JS and it's good to see what people are creating.

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Traek Wells

Thanks! My site has very minimal JS on it. Just to handle the navbar on scroll and adding a few classes on the hamburger click. Good luck in your journey though, writing JS is always a humbling experience to me. Lol.

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Jacob Baker Author

I like it! Sometimes it is easier to just keep it simple.

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Traek Wells

Thanks! And yes sir, couldn't agree more.

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mark l chaves

Great job. Thanks for sharing your work. Your site is very clean, minimal, and "performant".

Question though--I noticed you opted out of showing some of the images on a mobile viewport. Namely the "staggered" layout ones and your portrait photos.

Was this by design? What was your motivation behind this decision, if so?

Thanks!

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Traek Wells

Thanks for the feedback Mark! Yes that was a design decision so it was on purpose. The large images on the side that are staggered are strictly for aesthetics and nothing more. The project images are the only important images so those stayed. So on mobile, where the purpose is the get the message across as clearly as possible and to save bandwidth, I thought that not displaying them would be a good decision.

I wanted to have an image of myself no matter what so I still have an image of myself on the mobile menu.

Hopefully that helps understand the decision. Thanks again!