Institute del Ambiente

Instituto del Ambiente is a government institution in the Dominican Republic to educate young people in protecting the environment.

During my time as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, I started work on this website for an environmental institute. The principal asked me to build something representing what the institution stands for: protecting our environment and educating young individuals.

I was pretty much independent regarding design, technologies, and content management, so I decided to approach this project using Jekyll and Forestry CMS. It was my first JAMStack project, so naturally, I underwent a trial and error phase during development. After some time spent on learning and troubleshooting, I came up with a pretty solid architecture and launched the site in spring 2018.

The project is built with modern web technologies such as Flexbox and ECMAScript 2015, hosted on the Netlify CDN. Another great learning experience I had was my first use of the Atomic CSS approach with the Tailwind CSS framework. It was challenging initially, but it felt quite good after a while and led to satisfying results.

Unfortunately, due to my ending contract, I had no time to finish the project as I wanted to and passed the responsibility over to one of my colleagues.