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Layout Redesign Your Website Month™

Layout Redesign Your Website Month™

SpecFM/Layout · June 21, 2018 · 5:59pm
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June 22, 2018 · 12:29pm

Definitely onboard.

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🙌
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Thanks for coming on board everyone! Excited to see what you're going to come up with 😃

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Wow, this is awesome. I'm not really a designer (junior front-end dev with some minor UI/UX responsibilities) but would love to join. Not a redesign though, just going to start working on my long-overdue personal web (it will be a simple blog for now). Looking forward to seeing other websites for inspiration as well!

You're totally welcome to join in!

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Woo! I’m pretty excited about this. It just so happened that I’m working on my personal site at the same time.

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I'm in. If I can keep up with notifications haha

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June 23, 2018 · 2:53pm

I've been wanting to design a personal website/portfolio for a while now, seems like a good opportunity. I'm interested.

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I'll follow along and see what/if I can add anything, maybe learn a thing or two along the way.

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June 24, 2018 · 3:00pm

I'd like to join too. 😁 I like how the weeks are broken down...clear and simple! I've pushing back working on my website for so long now. 😅I am excited to work on this with others.

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P.S. I was front-end developer for two years. I used jQuery, Bootstrap, and SASS, so if you have technical questions, I'd be glad to share tips.

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June 25, 2018 · 2:20pm

Oh I need to jump in on this 👍🏽

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subbed~🌟

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@kevin are we going to publish everything to this conversation?

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Following

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I just pushed my 'redesign' last week but I still want to tweak it some more

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@kevin are we going to publish everything to this conversation?

To begin with, yes! Then we can break off into smaller groups if that feels more comfortable

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@drewclem send us a link!

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www.drewclem.com

it's an upgrade from what it used to be but some of the feedback I got was that it feels too templatey and corporate, to which I completely agree. I love the header/hero part but want to adjust the content below to more personable

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www.drewclem.com

it's an upgrade from what it used to be but some of the feedback I got was that it feels too templatey and corporate, to which I completely agree. I love the header/hero part but want to adjust the content below to more personable

I don't know if I am the only one Drew but i'm getting a 'Not Secure' warning when trying to access your site, just in case you didn't know.

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I don't know if I am the only one Drew but i'm getting a 'Not Secure' warning when trying to access your site, just in case you didn't know.

Same here

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count me in! (:

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the same for me =/

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June 26, 2018 · 5:28am

Wow, this is awesome. I'm not really a designer (junior front-end dev with some minor UI/UX responsibilities) but would love to join. Not a redesign though, just going to start working on my long-overdue personal web (it will be a simple blog for now). Looking forward to seeing other websites for inspiration as well!

I'm in the same boat as you as a Front-end dev. Sharing / getting feedback from designers is a great way to learn though. You'll do awesome!

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I was thinking about redesigning my web sooo this is a good excuse. I'm front end developer and designer from Spain

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(sorry for my English)

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@drewclem congrats on the baby!

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I am so up for this!

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Hi guys, I'm front-end developer but my passion always was Deisgn. So in 2015 i made the Deisgn and front-end code this website http://nascenteareasverdes.com.br/ but nowadays after 3 years i can't use that for the portfolio so i was thinking in redesign it. What do you guys think about that ?

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June 27, 2018 · 1:31am

I'm also super overdue for a redesign. Looking forward to participating!

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June 27, 2018 · 11:48am

Count me in!

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June 28, 2018 · 1:41am

Thank you for joining everyone! I can feel this is going to be awesome.

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Has anyone started sketching out some ideas yet?

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I have. the main portion of my new site I am interested in is a blog section. I'm planning on using Gatsby so I can write blog posts in markdown and then render them to a static site. As well going with a markdown approach future proofs it since I can then switch out the frontend if I want and the content should be able to easily transfer over

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Has anyone started sketching out some ideas yet?

I started sketching out my portfolio that will be built using webflow since I would like to focus on the content first. And then code it

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Count me in as well! 😄 I’ve actually gotten pretty far with a redesign some weeks ago, but I’d love some feedback on that from this group. Then I can rework my website from there during the month of July.

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I have. the main portion of my new site I am interested in is a blog section. I'm planning on using Gatsby so I can write blog posts in markdown and then render them to a static site. As well going with a markdown approach future proofs it since I can then switch out the frontend if I want and the content should be able to easily transfer over

I’m planning on doing the same: Gatsby to render markdown posts. Would love to help each other out! I also want to show portfolio items, but I’m not sure how well I can write those in markdown (lots of metadata). So I’m thinking perhaps creating some JSON template for that?

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I’m planning on doing the same: Gatsby to render markdown posts. Would love to help each other out! I also want to show portfolio items, but I’m not sure how well I can write those in markdown (lots of metadata). So I’m thinking perhaps creating some JSON template for that?

You can use the Markdown frontmatter for metadata. See: https://www.gatsbyjs.org/docs/adding-markdown-pages/ and additionally https://www.gatsbyjs.org/docs/adding-tags-and-categories-to-blog-posts/ (you can implement the "tags" for eg. portfolio type, media, etc)

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I haven't started sketching but I've done some initial research for what i want it too look like - again as above wanting to explore and learn gatsby ( & react) to build out a portfolio & blog site together. I've previously used Hugo for blogs so have experience with static site generators so I am hoping that will help me out.

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June 30, 2018 · 1:46am

Excited to see everyone's plans for their sites next week!

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June 30, 2018 · 2:18pm

July 1, 2018 · 11:08am

It's not looking like I'll be able to have mine done within the month — the vast majority of the work will be writing case studies, and that alone is a more than I can get done in the month. Hope it goes well for y'all, and I look forward to learning from what y'all get done. 👍

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July 1, 2018 · 5:28pm

How can we start? :D Is there a slack or discord chat/group?

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I guess we do it right here. So brainstorm away.

I bought myself a new domain (www.hejrafa.com) and adjusted the three social networks (Twitter, Instagram, Dribbble) that count for me with that username.

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I just want to have a simple portfolio that shows who I am and what I have worked on. Plus links to those social networks.

The site should bring my design aesthetics across and maybe even be a little experimental.

My current site and old online name can be found here: www.diccce.com

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@hejrafa Love the animation on the green line in your current site 👌

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Here's a few quick sketches I've been working on for my new website. Those are two different case studies layout. Trying to get as much inspiration as possible from print design and play with lots of overlapping elements

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Don't forget to post your progress here! Can't wait to see what you all come up with 😃

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You can also use the #LayoutRedesign hashtag on Instagram and Twitter!

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