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While obtaining my college education it seemed that the final project for every design class was to complete and turn in a fresh portfolio of work, utilizing the most advanced skills gained from said class in its creation. Unfortunately, very few of the projects I created during individual courses were worthy of inclusion into a real portfolio, being simple learning exercises. Thus, upon graduation my portfolio was entirely recursive: a portfolio of portfolios.
Considering this somewhat ridiculous situation I gained inspiration from the CSS Zen Garden. If you are not familiar with the project, it is a site containing hundreds of designs, all from a single HTML file rendered differently and artistically via different CSS files.
In this same spirit, this portfolio site is its own Zen garden, utilizing variance in CSS files and PHP formatting for dynamic content rendering. By default, this site will load a design based on the time of day on your computer, mirroring the day and night cycles of the real world. It even looks at the current day to approximate the times of sunrise and sunset as accurately as possible, remembering Daylight Saving.
These are the images which were constructed for this site in Adobe Photoshop, based on the original image (obtained from iStockPhoto).
Feel free to test the site's programming by temporarily changing your computer's clock. You may also change the site's design at any time by selecting a new one under the Change Site Design tab, as well as read technical information about the current layout under the About This Design tab.
The default site designs are intentionally uniform in basic layout for ease of initial navigation.