Portfolio of Imre Baksa

Complete rework of Imre Baksa's website.

The previous website of the Hungarian actor Imre Baksa was among my first works and it was rather static. Now it has been fully redesigned and a CMS was used to make content dynamic.

Behind the scenes ProcessWire CMS serves the content and it does a wonderful job. It's still a joy to work with and makes backend tasks ridiculously easy.

On the front-end the jQuery plugin Isotope makes blocks appear in a "packery" style layout. Additionally, items are opened in a lightbox which allows quick access to pages without navigating away.

The sidebar on the left features a large knob to filter items by years, and some other buttons to filter items by type. All these make browsing the site a unique experience and fun.



Espák Pincészet

Fresh new website for Espák Winery of Hercegkút, Tokaj-hegyalja.

It's hard to create an outstanding winery design with so many great sites out there. Fortunately the client could provide great imagery that I could use to establish the mood.

Wine labels were designed by PAQART and we put them on 3D-rendered bottles (shameless promo: modeled/rendered by me). This way it was easy to put them over any kind of background, eg. over a photo in a slider or over a dark one on a product page.

I think that the nice images and the SPA-like home page reflects the Espák family philosophy of tradition, movement and their love towards producing quality wine.




A sluggish site rewritten with ProcessWire.

The projects started out as a small one with a goal to speed up an existing WordPress website. Unfortunately the theme used just didn't allowed that. There was no coding in there as everything was controlled from within the admin. While this may sound great at first in reality it was pain slow, unmaintainable and close to unusable even with a cache plugin on duty.

A full rewrite was offered instead and the client wisely accepted that. The original design was kept with a few modifications towards a better mobile experience.

The site is now very fast - on an average connection the loader animation is barely visible. A cache module is installed but even without that the site scored high on speed tests thanks to the lazy-loading assets and other techniques applied.

The client could took over the content management after reading our docs in literally no time. Unlike in WordPress he felt at home in the admin thanks to ProcessWire's excellent page structure and well thought-out backend in general.

I enjoyed the project because everything went smooth and the outcome exceeded our expectations. I even found some cool ways to cut development time that will surely come handy in the future. The feedback we received says it all: "Hey, it's really fast indeed! Great job!". This is how a website rewrite should be done :)



Grandhouse Club

A simple but elegant website for GrandHouseClub.

I designed the site with simplicity and speed in mind. The round logo and the minimalistic look provides a fresh and clean atmosphere. The large Budapest cityscape images in the header emphasizes the organization's main goal: "contribute in any possible way to make Hungary a better country".

As usual, only vanilla JavaScript was used. In fact it's not a script-heavy site so there was really no need to pull in a library like jQuery.

The Monthly Lunches and Members Area were the only parts that seemed trickier at first. At the end of the day it turned out that those were easy to solve thanks to ProcessWire's excellent features and flexibility.



Daniel Horvath

Daniel Horvath brand developer's site built with ProcessWire and fullPage.js.

A multilanguage, responsive website that features scrollable sections to make a great first impression - and even greater consecutitve ones with animations, sliders and interesting visual solutions. The project required much more frontend work than backend but this was not surprising with the amount of animation involved.

A custom quiz was also needed that was fun to build. I've used my FrontEndEditLightbox module to give editors easy access for editing different parts of the site which made things really straightforward and faster to them.

I think that visual elements nicely assist in promoting content, and overall, the site is fun to use. But do not believe me, visit to check!




Fast multilanguage site that features lazy loading assets, custom forms and a little bit of parallax.

There's nothing fancy in the design but it's still catchy thanks to the big and parallax'ed header images, the fixed inverted top navigation and smooth scrolling. Of course it's fully responsive, and only the required assets are loaded on smaller screen sizes to keep visitors' mobile traffic low.

The site is built on ProcessWire CMS and performs really well on website speed tests. We used vanilla JavaScript, srcset for images and other tricks to make it as speedy as possible. Forms are made with a custom form module that features live validation, character counter, autocomplete inputs and even autogrow textareas.

It was fun to build and I really like the outcome. Such level of optimization took some serious efforts here and there and I have learnt a lot of new techniques.