Before you begin reading this post, please have a look at the entire website from top to bottom. It is developed to have a terminal-like design (or just the windows everywhere as you can see). But, at long last, my website is up and running. WooHoo!!!
I recently joined the company as a Senior Software Engineer. Prior to that, during my internship period, I used to do some web development for some small business owners, as you can see here, utilizing WordPress for web development. This helped me to earn some extra money on those days.
I began by visiting a variety of portfolio sites, YouTube videos, and tutorials in order to gather as many ideas as possible for the development of my website. I wanted to create a website that was minimal but appealing. So that's what I was looking for.
When you're looking for website inspiration, the web developer community never disappoints you. And, yeah, I discovered a plethora of stunning and interactive websites designed by talented developers. And this website, created by Dhruv Bhanushali, grabbed my attention. It's a well-designed website that makes it appear as if a live terminal is running in the browser. And it was so well-designed that I couldn't imagine having any other website for myself. This website was stuck in my head, and all I wanted to do was develop it like a terminal.
So I started finding ways to develop a website like terminal or atleast it looks like a terminal. I was quite convinced I'd have to learn a lot of web development to build a website like Dhruv Bhanushali's, but I was still looking for a way to do it on my own terms. After watching a bunch of YouTube videos, I came on a great tutorial by Brad Traversy on how to create a terminal-like website with WinBox JS. This instruction and the manner he simplified it blew me away.
But there was still something missing. My website's background appeared to be static or just a plain background. As a result, I decided to add a background element. And it was from here that this concept arose. Why shouldn't I utilise Matrix Effect in the background just because I'm designing a site that appears like a terminal?
And that is the end of it. Finally, I went live with it, and my personal portfolio website was complete. Technically, no, because I'm going to make more improvements and make it better and better as I learn more in the future. Today, however, I feel it as virtually flawless.
In addition, I plan to write additional articles on this site about my experiences, ups and downs, and lessons learnt as a programmer. So keep an eye out for more information.
Let me know what you think about this website. Any comments, improvements, or opinions will be greatly welcomed. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a direct message on Twitter or LinkedIn.