An artist was in need of a portfolio website for her illustrative works and desired a level of usability and simplicity beyond what a content management system such as squarespace or wordpress could provide her with. A big part of the project was meeting with her and analyzing what she desired, and how she wanted traffic to behave on her website. In addition, a working prototype had to be up and running in a very short period of time, just over a week. For this reason I chose to utilize bootstrap in order to work rapidly without having to sacrifice the freedom of being able to design her website how she needed.
This project gave me a strong foundation for working with server side coding as it quickly evolved into a full stack development project.
The final step in her project was providing her a hosting solution, which I set up from scratch and continue to maintain for her. The webserver runs off of Linux Ubuntu, and the website is served with Nginx. Lastly, she asked later on for a working contact form, which I coded using Node.JS and Nodemailer. This project gave me a strong foundation for working with server side coding as it quickly evolved into a full stack development project.