The Great Portfolio Redesign of 2013

Posted Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at 09:35 AM


I haven’t redesigned my portfolio site in ages. It’s undergone minor “realigns” in past years, but this time I started from scratch. I give you the new Blue Sphere Studios!

Blue Sphere Studios
This redesign features a layout that changes to adapt to whatever device it’s viewed on.

All the buzzwords are in there: HTML5, CSS3, and most importantly, responsive. With mobile becoming more and more of a factor for the web these days, responsive design the skill to have right now. That is, doing away with specific mobile versions of websites and developing one website that actively “responds” to the device form factor, be it a desktop with a 30-inch monitor, tablet, or the smallest of smartphones.

Responsive design was just starting to show on websites around the time of the 2011 An Event Apart Conference, but the following year at the same conference, it was all about mobile, and responsive design took center-stage.

Next to the slow but rewarding change from websites with table-layouts to the css-based design, responsive design is the biggest change in thinking for web designers. Mobile-viewing is growing and continues to grow exponentially, while the desktop experience grow has slowed, and your next website redesign must have a responsive design or you are leaving a big part of your audience with a less than happy experience on your website.

A responsive design makes a difference!
A non-reponsive website (left) will leave your mobile users squinting or zooming in and out, while a responsive design (right) changes the layout on the fly for a better mobile experience.

So check out the new Blue Sphere Studios website and let me know what you think!

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