Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1 minute read

Today, I completed a project to create a portfolio site for Lee Van Arsdall. Lee is the photographer for Survival Straps, where has has been given the impossible task of making paracord jewlery look cool. He holds a degree in fine arts and wanted to showcase some of his academic work on the web, as well as share his resume to potential employers.

For this project, I took the opportunity to re-visit PHP from an object-oriented standpoint, and you can check out the dead-simple templating engine in the GitHub repository. I chose the Skeleton framework and used SASS as my CSS pre-processor. I also used Scotch Box for Vagrant as my development environment. We used Trello to collaborate and manage the project.

The design is just about as simple as you can get. Its responsive and looks great on desktop and mobile devices. The site is powered by very simple logic and strives to bring the focus entirely on the photography. I wish I could design sites for photographers all day; all you have to do is get out of the way and let their photos do all the work!