I’m a junior developer, and sometimes I go all out.
At parties, I might eat two slices of pizza, instead of one.
At the animal shelter, I might adopt a dog, a cat, and a chinchilla.
And behind the computer, I might build a a static site, a social Git simulator, and a React app.
I probably have no business fumbling with learning React right now. If/else loops in
Anyway. My self-imposed tech ADD told me to dive into React. So I made a React site for a digital agency with a barncat as its mascot.
The result looks a little something like this:
It’s a cross between Jeopardy and a hip agency with just a tinge of a throwback feel. Also, I am so damned sick of websites with tons of whitespace and trite hero images. Can you at least put a stroke or some other outline on that huge white text against a washed-out, mostly white stock photo? I digress here. The intention was for the user to feel the need to complete flipping the tiles. Each tile is two “slides” worth of information: The first slide is a challenge and solution, and the resulting slide is a result (i.e. the implementation of the solution, created by the digital agency).
For example, this is what the user sees when he flips (clicks) tile PV-300:
On the second click, the user is taken to the next “slide” — the final product, which in this case, was a promotional video for the 36LYN Refuel Station Electric Car Fastcharge event:
When the user reaches the end of this and clicks, the tile is sent back to its original spot, a cat now in its place:
Lessons learned? Just one. The hero image/white fat font has been replaced by cats, orange carts, and SPAs. This thoroughly excites me.