i did a quick re-style of my consulting site (http://devbutton.com) yesterday.
it’s just a simple “business card” site. funny how making something for yourself never seems to be a priority. one-day i’ll update it with a project case study or something relevant. fortunately 99% of my consulting work comes from referrals, so the site serves only to show that i am indeed a “real” business.
here’s the old site, feeling very dated and heavy to me:
and here’s the new site, see it full-size at http://devbutton.com
i used http://html5boilerplate.com, but removed quite a few items unnecessary to my mini-site. if you like html5bp but are working on more of a web application, check out Kickstrap. it’s a customizable version of html5bp and Twitter Bootstrap plus other goodness rolled into an easy-to-configure open-source project.
as long as i’m recommending things… FontAwesome
web application designers should also check out FontAwesome. it’s a glyph font of imminently useful symbols, and much more. the project includes all the files necessary for the symbols to work in web apps and gives you complete control with CSS. having vector-based icons is great for mobile apps due to the wide variation of screen sizes and pixel densities. the simple licensing makes it suitable for commercial projects.
from reading reviews on earlier versions, it’s always been a promising IDE. however, the new version 5 seems to have really brought it up into the list of top contenders. if you tried it before and couldn’t find a feature you wanted, give it another shot.
everything, including coding style (for the re-format/cleanup tool) is highly configurable. JetBrains includes some nice light and dark themes for the editor as well. visit http://phpstorm-themes.com for even more. i’m using a modified version of Lopatin Alexandr’s OBSIDIAN theme in the above screenshots.