recommendmeabook.com

www.recommendmeabook.com

Designed and built a book recommendation website

Concept: read the first page from a book without judging the cover. Click to reveal the title, author and cover if you’re hooked.

The site got attention on Reddit’s r/InternetIsBeautiful and received 50,000 visitors. The website was reposted again six months later by a Reddit user and had 160,000 visitors over two nights.

It has been featured on mailing lists and websites including The Verge and Buzzfeed. Retains a steady traffic through word of mouth and shares on Twitter and Facebook.

Initially built with PHP and Javascript. Later re-built in Ruby on Rails.

Also built a custom CMS system for adding books and translating the site into different languages. The site is now available in Hungarian!