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4 years!

That’s how long it’s been since I last redesigned my site, and 3 years since I last posted to the blog. Life, or possibly more accurately Netflix, has seemed more fun that sitting down and coding a new version of the website or writing, and rewriting blog posts.

I love the design aspect, I could happily have redesigned the site ten times over, but coding it, at home, just always seemed like more of a drag than it does at work. I think it’s a case of different environments leading to different headspaces.

But after 4 years I decided I did need to change the site. I needed to put less focus on the blog (the homepage was simply the latest post and that’s it) so it didn’t look like I wasn’t keeping it up to date but also to make updating the portfolio easier, while hopefully giving a little more information about some of the work I’ve done.

So here it is; almost complete. It needs an about section, really.

The blog is well hidden. I almost deleted it but thought some posts might still be useful and I like having somewhere to write if I need to. So there’s no navigation to the blog, just the posts that exist in Google and I’ll link to new ones via Twitter when/if they’re published.

The portfolio is front and centre and is a more curated list of only a few of my latest projects which I’m most proud of. The imagery uses the client logo so I’m not spending too much time creating supporting imagery and a few items also have a little bit of text to go with them.

This is where I’m supposed to say, “tell me what you think in the comments”, but I got rid of those too. There are discussions over if comments get that much interaction these days, but really I didn’t think it was worth the time coding them as I didn’t ever get many comments anyway. So Twitter will act as the alternative for now.

See you again in another 4 years.