Really dislike this, it doesn't make any sense to me.
I think that's the point. It's pretty experimental.
It's not just that I don't like the conclusion; I also don't get the premise. What were the design goals here? If this is an experiment, what is the experimental variable?
i wouldn't say this is a portfolio site, though. just a list of links.
Exactly. It's not meant to be a site full of content. It's more like a digital business card, no point overthinking it or analyzing it.
Not all things have to make sense, nor can we make sense of everything. So I guess it's a good thing :-D
This is really interesting. It's randomly generated on page load. Does anyone know how this is done? I'm guessing serve-side as there JS or any signs of anything funky going on.
It's really refreshing to see a personal site that takes a risk for once, not your standard 'rectangles on white, with blog' recipe.
If you view the page source and search for "script" you can see the code for this. And if you search for "Math.random" it might help visualize how generative this is.
Edit: the script tag wasn't showing up. Just "script" will work, too.
I see, I didn't spot that. Thanks.
I'd say this is way more memorable than a plain "hi i'm X and worked here and there, iada iada" with nice clean typography.
Phil's always had some really interesting and experimental site designs... Dig through his site's wayback; there used to be live versions rather than just screenshots. http://web.archive.org/web/20130603224557/http://infinise.com/lab/
The gradients are on point!