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Lost and found works – Beat – Csongor Bartus

”Around 80% of my work is not visible. They are not featured in my portfolio — they just exists somewhere.

Reasons vary:

  • Working two years for a startup which fails to launch.
  • Creating five variations of a website and only one is used.
  • Learning and experimenting with results not packaged for production / distribution / public view.
  • Projects abandoned / not paid by the client.
  • Projects under non-disclosure agreement.
  • Projects I’m not proud of.
  • Works re-designed during the following years.
  • Websites gone extinct.
  • Bids where your project doesn’t win.

I’ve long planned to go through my repositories and re-launch them at least locally on my machine. Since in the last decade lots of technologies came and go — re-launching my old works I knew won’t be easy.

Each tech stack has to be reproduced first to be able to serve the website / app built upon. Which isn’t trivial after a good few years. Old tech seems to be not always working in a current environment.

I’ve got lucky — since the beginning I’m using static site generators whenever possible. Most of these sites can be re-launched. Other, heavier stacks like WordPress and Ruby on Rails — maybe some other time.


The works presented below follow a timeline. Sometimes they have an associated website, sometimes are just a screenshot. And remember: none of them is production ready.”