Welcome to the new elliotbentley.com! This 2019 redesign combines my portfolio site (elliotbentley.com) and blog (ejb.github.io) into a one-stop shop for all of your Elliot needs. I tried not to overthink the design, taking inspiration from the clean look of mobile news apps.
Speaking of apps, my updated portfolio is inspired by the way the iOS app store treats screenshots. I wanted to give the reader a good sense of each featured piece, which on mobile rarely fit on one screen, using autoplaying video and a series of screenshots. For a native-like feel, I used CSS scroll snapping.
The header animation on the homepage is a bit silly, but I do love playing around with the limitless potential of graphics with HTML5 Canvas. I couldn’t think of a photo that would fill the spot, and a gradient or felt too vibrant. If interested, you can read the source code.
Posted 30 Jan 2019