ux design
graphic design
web development

JSBmedia Site

The making of my portfolio

About the site

This is my portfolio where I showcase selected work and assignments. I decided to build my site with WordPress since it’s letting me be as creative as I’d ever want. If you’d like to know a little more about that, please read on because I’ve dedicated a few rows for that

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This is my portfolio where I showcase selected work and assignments. I started off building the website with Webflow. I’d heard so much about it (read: seen commercials over at Yt), I was really curious to try it out. However I was not impressed. Already after a few weeks I felt trapped inside their system because it didn’t allow me to be as creative as I would like to be.

Practice makes perfect, right? So, instead I decided to build my site with WordPress since it’s letting me be as creative as I’d ever want. If you’d like to know a little more about that, please read on because I’ve dedicated a few rows for that down below.

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Sketching – wireframing – UX focus

This time around I already knew the purpose with the site and also, I had an idea about the design. To kick off I started sketching out my stored idea from memory directly in XD. Usually I tend to start with pencil and paper or iPad and Procreate to easily get my ideas realized.

More often than not, the focus of my university education was on the user. Because of that user experience and usability are things never leaving my mind. Although no user examinations were done prior to building my website, I’ve been using all my skills within the field of UX to make it as usable and available as possible for my visitors.

dev environment

Whenever I’m developing a website with WordPress I really like using Local (former Local by Flywheel) as my local dev environment. I like it because it’s super fast and smooth to get up and running with an installation of a local server as well as WordPress itself.

my choice of workflow

  • = My preferred way

Of course when being able to choose my own workflow I pick my favorite setup of tools and languages straight off. The WordPress theme being created from scratch also includes a good deal of PHP. However, I’m in no way a PHP dev.

Oh I almost forgot, I’m using Git in conjunction with deployHQ to deploy my site. So smooth!

graphics

All the graphics are done by myself. I love working in Photoshop and Illustrator. I don’t like to brag but I’m actually quite good at it too.