The thought of leaving Mercurics back in early March meant I have to prepare something to show to prospective employers. This means I am going to revive my portfolio website from two years ago. (I've decided to stay because what I really wanted to get started is finally getting the manpower resources I needed) Over the past 2.5 years, how I view design and front-end development has changed with obstacles and successes. Sadly, I didn't document how my views had evolved or degraded. Not that I would have gone back to read all my journal entries though, but it's a good time to sit down and start writing. I'm writing mainly to reflect, record what I've learnt and possibly share them on consolidated entries on Medium. My primary aim is to write better so I can curate content better on Selfi Personal and possibly write articles about Selfi to get it out to the world through readers.
To get started, I have to revive my old, rusty site built to convince prospective employers of my skills. The old site was built with pure HTML, CSS and JS. I took a while to finally get it converted to Gatsby. In those days, I had to code all interactions in pure JS. Transitions, button clicks, splash page animation timing. The frameworks available today sped up development tremendously. It's a boon for the growing number of developers around the world.
Layout is done, CSS almost there. Now I'm finalising the content about Selfi on my website. You know, describe what the project is about, my thought process and so on. A static entry like that is too boring. I want a living documentation. So I'm starting this journal to consolidate my past, current and future work on Selfi. Let the floodgates open. Let's begin. roar