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For years I have been trying to figure out the formula for the perfect personal website (let me emphasize, personal, not portfolio). It took me a while to realize that this doesn't exist, but I can always try my best.

Simplicity is one of the most difficult attributes to clearly communicate through a design. I had to write up a list of priorities and functions for this site, and constantly rework it until everything came together cohesively, without any clutter.

This site is something I can show to anyone. It is central, multi-functional, easy to use, and visually pleasing.

So for the first time, this domain a portfolio site, but rather, a personal site. In the past, I tried to merge my personality into my portfolio, but this was problematic because those are two very different functions. It took me a while to identify that problem, but I am finally happy with my personal site, after 5 years of feeling "meh" about it.
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zee7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice tim:)
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newclearfuzzy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
simplicity is awesome. though, im not sure i like the colours here its still beautifully executed. Nice post too.
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timsilva Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks my friend. :)
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:iconzoef:
zoef Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Simple yet intriging. Great work here.
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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:iconechomaxwell:
echomaxwell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nice Interface!
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks Patrick :)
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Nice Portal Tim :)
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:icontimsilva:
timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks bud, I appreciate it. :)
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Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Sorry, was a fan of your old one more.
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Well, you can always view it here: [link] ;)
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Mk3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
feels confined.
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:icontimsilva:
timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It is rather small, but I don't need much content. Thanks for your honest thoughts though. :)
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Alusionx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
This is indeed clean!
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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C4br4x1z Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
You've done what many people avoid, or just don't know about. I believe this is the best solution for a freelancing/personal website. And I really love the design, nice work Tim.
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I agree, glad to hear that I'm not the only one. Thanks! :)
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Axertion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
looks like a winner to me bro :D
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Means a lot Axel, thank you. :)

I'm working on my links page (ts.com/links/) today, so finally I can add my "Friends" section and link back to your site and others. :D
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simonohm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
looks really nice :D
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:icontimsilva:
timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks my friend, I appreciate it. :)
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almahdi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009   Digital Artist
nice weor
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:icontimsilva:
timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)

Did you mean "work"?
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:iconalmahdi:
almahdi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Digital Artist
I am so sorry my dear I am mean work.
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JonFitzsimmons Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
As smooth as a babies ass my friend.

It's also very simple and clean. The live version is really nice, I love the animation(?) when you click on one of the categories.
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you Fitz :)

It's the accordion script: [link] - It's wonderful, I love how light weight this thing is.
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JonFitzsimmons Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Awesome, I can't wait to learn how to code.
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D-aRiuS Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
"a girl who I meet at a bar" are personal websites good for pulling girls?? :D

very nice tim, sometimes less is more. i'd love to see a live version of this
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
LOL, of course! Isn't that why you design? I'm in it for the ladies. :P

But yes, I agree, less is more. Oh, it is live: [link]
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D-aRiuS Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
that really is gorgeous. i'm actually jealous
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RGC3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
It's quite simple, but the effects make it worthwhile.

If this is considered a "good" website, then I think I'll give it a go myself; I can work with this size.


I'll fave it for inspiring me. :P
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:icontimsilva:
timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks bud :)
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GFXMAKE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
pretty good dear :D
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timsilva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I appreciate it. :)
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