If you’ve been to this site before you may have noticed that things have changed a little, you may have been expecting to see this version of the site. Well things have changed around here, the last version of this site lasted for over a year which is a pretty long time for me, which probably means I did something right with it. The time came though for a new direction and a more focused approach, let me explain.
I decided that I wanted the content (my work and blog articles) to be the main focus of the site, not the actual site itself. I also wanted it to be more portable, even though the previous version was responsive and worked well on ipad/iphone etc it never really felt quite right to me, probably because I made it for desktop only at first then adapted it to be responsive at a later date. This time there was no real hierarchy or priority in terms of which viewpoint was most important, I tried to think completely fluidly about the site and designed it 100% in-browser, frequently moving between browser widths to make sure I was happy with it in all viewpoints.
The result is something that I’m really happy with (although no doubt I’ll be tweaking things for a while as normal). I think the site is timeless and anti-trend enough to last for for some time. With the content being the main focus, as long as I produce good work then this website will also look good (well that’s the plan hopefully). I have found this kind of responsive/adaptive/fluid (or whatever you wanna call it) way of thinking towards web design a breath of fresh air, and has really helped me to focus on what’s really important in a website — the content and function of the site (whatever that may be).
So anyway I’ve prattled on long enough, welcome to my new home, have a look around (resize your browser a bit if you like) enjoy your stay and thanks for reading.