Things are going to get a little weird | February 27, 2011
This blog launched in August 2003 and was one of the very first standards based websites in the UK. Back then Flash was king and the latest design trend was the pixel font. We viewed the web though a 800×600 lens and few people even knew about accessibility, let along cared. How times have changed.
The rest of the web has moved on, but my little backwater has remained frozen in time. What seemed like cutting edge back in 2003 is now embarrassingly out of date. As such, my blog has been a source of shame for at least 5 years (and possibly more). I’ve wanted to update the site for a long old time, and even posted up a few design concepts a couple of years back. However a changing relationship status, a hectic speaking schedule and the setting up of my own agency all seemed to get in the way.
For several years I could justify the excuses, but as time has gone by I’ve become more and more ashamed of this site. As such my posts have dropped from a dozen a month to just one. Similarly what was once one of the highest trafficked blogs in the UK has turned into a parochial backwater.
Things got to a breaking point this weekend and I just couldn’t look at the site any longer. So I’m going to start ripping the guts out of MovableType (yes, it’s THAT old) and start from afresh. This isn’t going to be a redesign as I don’t have the time and energy in me. So instead it’s a pairing down. More of an un-design than a redesign.
I’m going to be making these changes live, as doing it in public will give the the motivation to fix things that are broken. However broken no doubt things will be. So please bear with me faithful visitors. It may take a few weeks, or even a few months, but scheduled viewing will return soon. Hopefully cleaner, hopefully a little more modern, and above all, with some form of regularity.
Until then, you have been warned.
Posted at February 27, 2011 6:33 PM