Though last week’s dConstruct conference was a little more high level and blue sky than I’m used to, it still had more or less the same inspiring effect as it always has: once the second cup of coffee was safely put away I quickly found myself scribbling ideas that were only tangentially related to the speakers. It’s perhaps predictable then that I’m now planning a total redesign of this site.
I mean, it’s needed! It’s not really fit for purpose anymore. I originally built it primarily as a collection of my various web presences and secondarily as a archive of all the old posts on a blog I’d stopped writing on. Yeah, the one you’re reading now. If you look at the home page, it’s mainly a place to send you elsewhere: big links to my twitter (which is irreverent, irrelevant or both), last.fm (which since I mostly listen to music on my frustraingly incompatible blackberry is now completely inaccurate) and my photos.
See, I have the opposite problem with my photos. While I never used to update them, now I do often, and I’m really getting into photography as a hobby. Similar story with the blog, it’s not the redheaded stepchild it used to be. I didn’t even have a cv and portfolio section at first, and though they’re both now up-to-date content-wise, they could really do with some sprucing up. And as for the “info” pages, in spite of my adding some shiny canvas-based graphics I still think they’re kinda dry. Ideally they’d be boiled down to a less tedious series of h’amoozing infographics, but that’s for another time.
So I need to get a some more HTML5 action going, tighten up the basics and rework everything as a triptych of blog, fotos and work. Time to dust off the designer hat.