After over one and a half years, the sheer repugnancy of Icon Designer, my portfolio website, and my blog started to embarass me to such an extent that I was forced to design something I could live with. It also gave me a much-needed reason to do some real modifications to the blog to lower the posting threshold for myself. Check out the new websites, the cool new icons and client work, and read on, as I will need your help, and tell you a bit more about the new designs.
I grossly underestimated the task of designing my new websites at least thrice, even assuming plans for the approach of gathering a good amount of testers to make it relatively perfect, and I soon realized that if I’d abide by my own rigorous steps, it’d never be finished. That’s why the designs are still not working properly in Internet Explorer (yes, I know – I suppose I should really let the lot of them be, but I’ve got corporate clients that really have little choice), and you may find a little bug in the design or page while you’re intensely browsing the new websites. My apologies for that, and I hope to fix it soon. In the mean time, if you find something broken, even the tiny things, please inform me so I can change things. Better still, if you know how to fix said error or bug, please inform me about it as well as you can in the time you have on your hands. It’s very much appreciated.
Anyway, I am drifting here. The new blog design is a great departure from the previous one, and I’m quite happy with it. It’s quite a lot cleaner, it’s more efficient for your browser, and prettier. I’ll also (once I get around to it) post some ‘linked’ entries, which are basically not more than just a link to something I find very cool and see-worthy. They’re uniquely designed, but since it requires a lot of fiddling to get it working OK with the RSS feed, it’s not yet quite ready for showtime. There’s also neat buttons, image previews, and much more; take a gander. I’ll also do some more posts about gaming, and included a little widget that lets you see what kind of games I’m currently engorged in. The excellent header typography is once again provided by my awesome type friend Jelmar of Typehigh.
Icon Designer and Cocoia have been completely redesigned from the ground up as well. Enjoy all the new content on Icon Designer (especially Hyperion, my huge new set of 95 icons!) and check out the crisp Cocoia company site. All ready for some big new projects that will see daylight soon!
I’m also pleased to wish you all a very happy new year, and all the best for 2009! I hope to show you much more awesome stuff early next year! :)