WeFail's Martin Hughes summons the spirit of the Hacienda for his Flash-based portfolio website.
There's lots to take into account when building a killer portfolio website. In an industry as competitive as design, you have to do all that you can to stand out from the crowd. Martin Hughes of We Fail has done something a little different for his site and channels the unlikely inspiration of Michael Jackson. We spoke to him about the process.
"The style came about from wanting to base the site in Manchester, where I'm from and where I've probably found the most inspiration for my work. So, I decided to build the Hacienda around me as the narrator, the rest of it then trickled in as new ideas building on that foundation, but also trying to keep in mind that it should be entertaining enough to get people to share it."
"Beyond that, lots of debugging and testing across all platforms and devices. It took a long time to iron out any bugs that each operating system brings along as baggage. I worked alongside Sebastian DeRossi, a good friend who knows CreateJS inside out, so his help was invaluable in making the site run as it should do for as many users as possible."
"The site took around four months to put together, lots of learning along the way and a ton of time spent getting all those dance moves in, which were mostly based on Michael Jackson videos!" Be sure to take a look at the site in full and let us know what you think!
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