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Weekend project: Book's I've read

It's been months since I wanted to learn databases and create a dynamic website, but it's only this weekend that I acted. In two day I learned how to use MySQL with PHP in websites and created a small project that I call "Books I've read" that stores a list of books I read (obviously).
I am an avid reader and I've been storing the list of books I read (and want to read) in a text document for about a year. Finally, my project moved this list to the cloud and allows me to add, edit and update entries. The app has user authentication, so no one except me can alter my book list.




The design was made in a hurry, but is good enough for my needs. Instead of using normal CSS for styling I've used LESS CSS, a dynamic stylesheet language that extends CSS with dynamic behavior, nested rules, mixins and logical operators. LESS CSS has made styling faster, but unfortunately it relies on Javascript. Without Javascript activated the website breaks. And the website brea…

Website complete: presojaidej.com

Presojaidej.com is a service that offers reviews of ideas for a competitive price. This being one of my first websites I developed I want to explain my workflow and reasoning while creating it.
Dislaimer: I am only the developer and designer of the website; it is owned by E-amiga, d.o.o.
I was given a lot of freedom regarding the look of the website, so it was an enjoying small project. The only guideline I was given is the general form: the client wanted it to be on one page, so that there are fewer clicks required by the user to order a business idea review.
I wanted to create a website that looked professional and had a large conversion rate (the percentage of users that order the service after visiting the website).
The professional look was achieved with clear lines, and attention to detail: the background patterns, the differences in border colors to imitate slight depth and a snappy feeling on hovering over the buttons among others. The resulting page is easy to scan through a…