My graphic design apprenticeship was coming to an end and with that the final exam was right around the corner. I created this small site as part of my preperation. It basically is just a long list of usefull links about the different exam topics. Be it a blog post, a handwritten fact sheet, a good book recommendation or just a wikipedia article. I got pretty much every topic covered with a few helpfull links.
The project was accepted really well by everyone else doing an graphic design apprenticeship and got shared quite a lot on Facebook and Twitter. I guess I helped a few people with their exam and that is really something I'm proud of. Additionally I wrote an article where I go more in depth about the success of the project and what I did to spread the word. After all I was able to get almost 5000 visitors in the first two weeks.
As always, I kept everything really simple and straight forward. Just a list with usefull links. No more, no less. "Medienstreber" can be roughly translated to design nerd. I thought it would be interesting to create a cute character to give everything a more polished and friendly look. So I asked Laura Dinslage (a fellow coworker) to help me out. I think she did a great job and I'm really happy how the illustration turned out.
The last couple projects I was working on were built with Jekyll. This one is as well. I really like the fast loading speed and easy implementation static sites offer. I'm not really familiar with backend and server side development, so using a static site builder works great for me. Other than that it was a great practice trying out different approaches for creating the "pinterest effect". I tried things like Masonry and Isotope but in the end I settled on a simple CSS only solution. The site is not using JS at all, which I guess is a great thing.