Responses by Rémi Becuwe, creative front-end developer and associate, Poignée de main virile.
Background: We wanted a site that would introduce our rebranding to our clients; promote our work to bigger, international agencies; and try to inspire the young fellas of the fancy web.
Core features: As we wanted to introdue our rebranding, it was important to us that the site’s design reflects it. That’s why the design plays with the counterform of our identity, especially when it frames our showreel or projects. That way it’s like we’re visually applying our expertise stamp to a client’s project. It’s reinforced with a slimy effect that warps the images, like our brand has melted onto our clients.
Navigation struture: Everything on the site is about showing our work and going from project to project. Therefore, we kept the navigation structure simple.
Challenges: We put together our portfolio waiting for client validation on an upcoming project, so we had to rush it a bit. There are still some details we want to improve when we have some time—hopefully soon.
Technical details: There is no back-end technology on our site: we only used a JSON file to store the data we needed. We built the project with the Vue CLI, so we paired Vue.js with tailwindcss, which sounds very promising to us. Also, the site presented us with time to experiment with some Canvas/WebGL rendering in our production, so we played a lot with PixiJS. I think it was quite fun! We learned a lot about Canvas for this project—can’t wait to experiment more!