"The Turkish Kitchen" Affiliate Marketing Website
Modern web development practices place a premium on delivering fast, responsive, and aesthetically pleasing websites, and I wanted to create a portfolio project that centers on these three criteria. Drawing on my love for Turkish cooking, I created ”The Turkish Kitchen,” a mock affiliate marketing website showcasing the beauty of Turkish cuisine by harnessing the power of Astro and Tailwind CSS.
To achieve an elegant and responsive design, I employed Tailwind CSS, a popular utility-first CSS framework. Tailwind CSS offers a vast array of pre-designed components and classes that make it easy to create consistent and responsive designs with minimal effort.
In The Turkish Kitchen, I used Tailwind CSS to craft clean and modern components, such as product cards, title sections, and editorial content blocks. Additionally, I utilized Tailwind CSS’s typography plugin to ensure a smooth and enjoyable reading experience. I also added subtle animations using the framework’s built-in animation classes, giving the website a polished and professional appearance.
- Dynamic Recipe Pages: The Turkish Kitchen features dynamic Recipe Detail pages that are generated based on data fetched from a remote database via a REST API. This feature ensures that each recipe has its unique URL and SEO-friendly content, making the website more discoverable and easily shareable. Moreover, I implemented custom remote data caching to limit the number of API calls made and to store remote images locally in order to take advantage of Netlify’s image asset optimizations and CDN network for faster load times.
- Component-Oriented Architecture: By breaking down the UI into reusable components, I achieved a maintainable and scalable codebase, making it easy to add new features or modify existing ones.
- Responsive Design: The website is fully responsive, ensuring a seamless browsing experience on various devices and screen sizes. Tailwind CSS made it simple to create a fluid layout that adapts to different viewport sizes.
By combining the innovative capabilities of Astro and Tailwind CSS, I was able to quickly build an aesthetically clean and performant website for The Turkish Kitchen that also capitalizes on some important concepts in modern web development.