Eduardo Maio

Web Developer - PHP7, HTML5, CSS3, JS

A trip down Memory Lane

A few selected older personal projects that were replaced by newer versions or that are no longer active.
These are sites that had some impact in my learning experience or that somehow show the progress in what I have been doing over the years.

eduardomaio.net
eduardomaio.net blog

Before this site that you are currently browsing, I hosted a blog on this domain. It was the previous version before this mini-portfolio now online.

It was written in Portuguese, focused on web development subjects like compression, SSL, cPanel configurations, etc. There was a quarterly feature were I would share the statistics of multiple personal websites and gave the percentages of users with different browsers and operating systems.

Quero Saco
Quero Saco

A new law was passed to make it illegal for department stores to give free plastic bags to their costumers. The cost of a plastic bag was now 10 cents, but some greedy businesses started to charge for bags that weren't covered by this new law.

The idea was to name and shame such businesses but fortunately (unfortunately for the website) such practices quickly stopped after the backlash from the consumers.

The Portuguese also now adopted reusable bags so the website really didn't have a purpose anymore.

Animais Fofos
Animais Fofos

The Internet loves cats and dogs. I mean, who doesn't? Pictures, videos, memes, the Internet is full of it.

This was my attempt to make a website targeting that topic. It had some success in Brazil, but lack of time and personal interest in the website lead to it's demise so eventually it was shut down.

Mais Gasolina
Mais Gasolina

This site began in May of 2006, but only in 2008 it gained notoriety with the massive price increases of fuel in Portugal

On the first of December, 2013, a new version with a fresh new design, total code refactoring from the ground up and new functionality replaced the first version that lasted for more than 7 years.

Motores Ecológicos
Motores Ecológicos

With the boom of the hybrid cars like the Prius and Civic IMA and public interest in new subjects like ecodriving I created this website, even before the idea for Mais Gasolina.

With technical data of hybrid and electric cars, articles about laws, fiscal grants, new technologies and the environmental impact of having a car, it had quite some traffic

Eventually I started to write about green cars on my car blog and no longer updated this website, so I redirected the traffic to the blog.

TV Series
TV Series

This site was about tv series with information about the cast, characters and episode guides of shows like Family Guy, South Park, Simpsons, Initial D and some classic shows like Fresh Prince of Bel Air and MacGyver.

Lack of time and interest meant the website wasn't updated as often as desirable. The number of site visitors was also low so I put the site offline.

406 Coupé
406 Coupé

I'm a petrolhead and a web developer. So why not create a website about my car to share information with other 406 Coupé owners?

The site had moderate success, and most of the content was about sound deadening and car detailing.

For privacy reasons, and since there were good resources online with technical guides I shut it down.

Eventually the articles about deadening were reuploaded to Sound Deadening, this time in english

Gosto mais de Carros do que Chocolates
Gosto mais de Carros do que Chocolates

My car blog, the name roughly translates to I like cars more than I like chocolate.

Powered by WordPress, the design was practically the same for 5 years, so it was eventually updated in 2010 to a fresher look, bigger text and white space.

It was designed for small screen resolutions (1024x768) has it was the most used screen resolution in 2005.

DirectoryPT
DirectoryPT

A DMOZ inspired website directory for Portugal, with thumbnails of each website.

The number of visitors started to decline after 2007 as web directories where no longer a go to resource, with web users prefering search engines like Google so it was shut down.

The Car Enthusiasts
The Car Enthusiasts

This site was going to be a sort of network between my multiple car related websites. I did keep the site online for 5 years but never really invested any time in it, so it was just a one page website with links for each site.

Titanium Solutions v2
Titanium Solutions v2

This was the second version of my freelance website. Used to promote my web development and hosting services.

Since I stopped doing freelance work and having web hosting the site was shut down.

Titanium Solutions
Titanium Solutions

The first version of Titanium Solutions were I promoted my development and hosting services.

The site was also used as my professional aptitude test at school. It was so long ago that the menu was in Flash.

Titanium was the theme of the site, to pass the image of a strong web presence. Examples where titanium was used to overcome engineering problems like the SR-71 Blackbird, the Koenigsegg CCR and Tokyo Forum where shared on the website as trivia to try and stand out of other websites in this market.

eduardomaio.net v2005
eduardomaio.net v2005

I have no idea of how many versions of my personal portfolio I have created, but this one was created in 2005.

It was the version before the blog was created on this domain. Wasn't visually pleasant, apart from the header and navigation menu.

eduardomaio.net v2
eduardomaio.net v2

The second version of my personal portfolio, created in mid 2002. It used frames, had those stupid angles and 3d effects that were all the rage back then, started to play an annoying music as soon as we entered the site, like a multitude of other sites of the time.

Oh, and it was, you know... Orange! Why? At least it wasn't black with white text and the OCR A Extended font.

Sprint Total
Sprint Total

My first ever website was Sprint Total, a site about car modifications. The images were 500px wide and were scanned, there were no digital cameras back then.

This site had multiple versions, I even had a friend create the design for one of the versions. It was with this site that I learned HTML, CSS, JS and PHP.

Sadly I didn't save any previous versions of the site, only the last one (screenshot), from 2004. It was one of the reasons why I did this "Trip down Memory Lane", to keep backups of old websites.

Web Archive still has the version previous to the one on the screenshot, but it's missing lots of images and the header in flash.