I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but end of the semester course work has been getting in the way. Most notably, the construction of my very own personal portfolio website. It’s finally finished (well, mostly) and up on university space, which is to say it’s only available for as long as MTSU wants to keep it there.
The design surprised me a little, but I really like how it turned out, except for the fact that my weekly time report is telling me that I spent way too many hours on it. The real bulk of it was finding enough images of my artwork to have a decently full portfolio page to satisfy class requirements.
While I like how it came out design-wise, I’m not entirely pleased with the directory layout or the information structure. Also, there’s no backend, which would be ideal. I want put it up as an actual site (with fancy URL and everything!) between now and mid-January, hopefully fixing some things—combining the about page with the contact page seems pretty obvious, as does putting up a responsive résumé in addition to the PDF. Maybe I’ll update the home page, add a blog section in place of the contact page, and migrate some (or all) of my writing over there.
Overall it does what it’s supposed to do and a little more: it showcases my style and some of my work, is easy to read, low maintenance, and it’s fairly comprehensively responsive. If you have a second, take a look at it and let me know what you think. It’s over at http://capone.mtsu.edu/jmt4r. I’ll write again before Christmas, for sure!