What follows is a whole ton of Unsolicited Advice. About websites. Run away if you can. You have been warned.
Every time I help launch a major website I find myself meditating on lessons learned, Continue reading “Bang The Drum 2.0: “Getting It” Edition”
Taxes and the internet economic downturn have kept me away. Unbelievably, I’ve hardly played any videogames at all. Yes, I am mortified. So, uhmm, really feeling the need to complete this site so… Portfolio should be open for business this weekend – scout’s honor! Meanwhile, check out my employer’s website – I did all the illustration. Oh, and the company’s logo, too. Greetings to my visitors from U of F, Virginia, New Zealand, and Iran! Cool beans, this internet thing. Be sure to drop me a line and say ‘hi,’ let me know who you are and all (ya, I know you did, Bec. I meant the other folks). See you soon!
So here’s the story: I’ve been paralyzed with FUD for some time, nervously watching the ground fall out from under the web economy, wondering how it will affect me personally and, most importantly… when. So I’ve been picking up web-based skills when things are slow at work, and picking up new freelance work to do from home. For some reason the hardest part of preparing for the possible rainy season to come has been… putting up a self-promotional website. Oh, I have amassed content galore: the problem has been…. design. Wait, I’m a web designer, right? And I can’t design my own site?? Precisely. This blog page is my first semi-successful baby-step in that direction since… well, since my ‘first’ website, way back in ’98. Nuts!!