Jon Daiello Designer + Front-End Engineer

Journal

Relaunch: Visual Improvements

This post continues my series on the 2016 relaunch of my site. One of the main goals during the relaunch of my site was to enhance the visual experience. I have seen a lot of amazing portfolio sites out there but I didn’t want to make the site heavy. The main goal of my site is to provide a place for my voice to be heard. I want it to be a place where I can learn to improve my communication and writing skills, share what I am leaning and encourage others to do great work.

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Journal

EDC: From the Hip

Every day we carry items on ourselves. We call these items Every Day Carry (or EDC) items. There are hundreds of blog posts, youtube channels and gadget websites dedicated to the topic. These items say a little bit about us and come in handy for the situations we encounter on a daily basis. I want to take a quick look at the items I carry on me every day.

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Learning

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

I love the career work I do. I design user interfaces and engineer the front-end every day. I’m passionate about doing a great job and making the best possible experience for the user. I always assumed this was because I have an inherent draw to technological development. Well, I was wrong. As Cal Newport explores, I found out that passion only follows great skills.

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Learning

Remote: Office Not Required

Even though I currently spend my days in the office (which is a great experience), there’s still a mountain of information to learn from the concept of working while not actually at work. This doesn’t mean doing work outside of work hours, but rather the idea of doing work (inside work hours) outside of the office building. This concept has been around for a while and it’s becoming a growing trend.

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Journal

Rough Launch 2.0

In my last Rough Launch post, I announced the redesign and relaunch of my site. The funny thing is that sites are never done. Since that post, I have been working to redesign and re-engineer my site. Half-way through 2016, I relaunched my site very quietly. I was inspired by the conversation in this first post to just go for it. I was never thrilled with the design so I continually updated and redesigned until I felt excited about where it was going.

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Code

CSS Timeline

I have been playing around with the idea of adding a biographical of timeline of milestones to the about page of my site. I roughed in a quick example for a proof of concept and I am pretty happy with the initial results.

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