Just sticking with the basics here, HTML/CSS and JS. I could have picked up a JS framework and started fresh. But for my purposes and for the sake of time I decided to stick with the fundamentals.
When updating your portfolio, it's not a good time to try out a new framework. Below is an updated list of resources used to help me refresh my site.
Sarah Doody - UX Portfolio Formula
Netlify/Github - Deployment and DevOps
Below are some resources I used at the time, looking back on this list now feels nostalgic.
Molly Gardner — Writer and all around awesomeness
Molly helped me structure my project stories and revisions - Thanks!
HTML5 BOILERPLACE — The foundation
Great foundation for starting a new site / prototype.
This Is Responsive — Grid Block
Used the responsive grid block for my main portfolio pages.
Flexible Math — Responsive Design
A quick way to get pixel widths in percentages.
Modular Scale — by Tim Brown
Font Awesome — Font Icons
Icons used throughout.
CSS-Tricks — Drop Caps
Drop cap used on my landing page.
WUFOO — Form Builder
For the contact form - applied custom CSS.
HSL Color Picker — Editing colors
Experiment with color.
HEX Color Tool — Lighten or Darken
Used to simply lighten or darken a color.
Responsive Nav Patterns — Responsive Design
Referenced to help me decide on the type of responsive nav.
Content Slider — Responsive Design
Fully responsive slider I used to display my work.
ImageOptim — Image optimizer
After exporting all my images from FW - I ran them through ImageOptim to reduce.
Typekit — Typography
All fonts are served up via Typekit.
Responsive-Nav.js — Navigation
Used for responsive primary navigation.
Full page background — CSS-Tricks
Get the full page image
Adobe Fireworks — Image Editing/Export
Quick hi-fidelity mock ups and image editing.
Paper and Pencil — Sketching
Everything starts with a simple sketch.
Codeschool.com — Mobile design course
I knew this site needed to be responsive - responsive course got me up and running quick.
Combining Typefaces — Typography
Referenced for find a good type combination.
Hardboiled Web Design — HTML5 CSS3
Always on my shelf for reference.
What makes a good UX Designer — UX Evaluation
Influenced me to write a story about each UX project.
2012 — UX Designer
Case studies and agency work from previous employers, Avvo, Microsoft and Agencies.