Hi my name is Mike & I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with the rest of my life. I can tell you that I am a driven, motivated, and hard worker. I am adaptable, easy to get along with, and more than willing to learn/try new things.
1. My main goal for my first crack at coding my professional website was simply to be simple and semi-aesthetically pleasing. My initial design sketches encompassed these traits however putting it into practice was way harder than I thought. Starting with the home page I had to learn how to code with containers, margins, borders, padding, a navigation bar list, block in-line, etc. Much more went into this process then I expected. I also had to think about what exactly I wanted on the home page. As you can see the answer I arrived at was not a whole lot. I, for the living life of me, could not find a video, image, or any project that I felt deserved to be on the front page of my website. I am very proud of the work, experience, and activities I have been involved in but right now I do not have anything particularly noteworthy and I am comfortable/okay with that for the time being. I think the picture of my name is very intriguing and evokes an emotional response from those who visit the website. It intends to make visitors a bit curious and interested. I think it encourages visitors to look into the tabs and this is done on purpose. The main content of the website is within my resume and works pages and so that’s where I want people to go. It is an interactive site meaning I do not want people to simply stare at the front page, I want them to explore the site and find more out about myself. I feel the home page does just that. As far as my portfolio, contact, and resume pages go, I really again tried to keep them simple, clean, and semi-aesthetically pleasing. I like to think i accomplished just that. I spent a lot of time looking at and experimenting with different fonts; something I really enjoy doing however it gets tedious and takes up some serious time. I probably spent about 5-6 hours simply trying out different fonts, and I’m still not sure if I am happy with my current ones. Overall I am very happy with my website (still working on it) and can not wait to continue to build from here.