Over my college years, I came to the conclusion that Webflow was the way to go. Great momentum with tailwinds behind it. They have probably the best youtube tutorial series for any product, period, as well. Their performer is absolutely hilarious, and it’s well done. I picked up Webflow over the summer of 2020, while wrapping up a few online classes—learning things as I built the site I wanted.
Here’s what the home page looked like.
Unfinished Blog Posts
You can see in the video a lot of posts. Only one was finished (The Case for Micromobility) because around the time I got the site live, I had received a job offer from Unagi Scooters. So I link dropped a few things across the posts, but didn’t get to much writing for any of them.
And here’s the about. I used Figma to make my own resume. Selected a bunch of images across my life (decided to go more personal than professional 🤷♂️). Embedded an Airtable for an interactive database with some of my favorite podcasts/books/etc.
In some ways, Webflow was perfect and awesome — in other ways it wasn’t. Every site builder has its pros and cons. There’s always workarounds you can do though like embedding either Airtable or Figma.
Deciding on Super
From then on, my career was a bit of a rocket ship, with the next three jobs each chaining into each other. I switched to Super since I realized the most important thing for this site was reducing barrier to creation and keeping things simple. Portfolio sites aren’t really meant to grow big. And I’d been watching Super for awhile, eventually seeing that it had become a viable contender. Now in late 2023 as v2 goes live and I write this, I can attest that Super has been great. I do think I picked a good time though, as it seems to have matured pretty steadily and overcome a number of growing pains. Building site builders is not easy!