For years I lived just down the road from where I worked. Last year I changed jobs and like most others here in my area I entered into the reality that an hour or more of my life each day would be spent getting myself to and from work.
For months I hated my commute. Having never spent significant time commuting daily, I was used to having that time for other things. I felt like precious time was being stolen from me. Each day I felt it influencing my mood negatively.
Have you ever had a moment when you saw something familiar but in an all new perspective? I experienced something like that last night while reading. I suddenly saw someone very close to me in a new way. Someone I knew my entire life, yet I failed to see them clearly until that moment in which a book inspired me to change my perspective.
I code websites for a living. So it’s not a surprise that I hear the question from a lot of people, “So I’m thinking about redesigning my website, what do you think of . . . ?” How people finish that question ranges from color preferences to the benefits of certain technical features. On occasion I offer my advise or my opinion if it’s something I feel strongly about, but the majority of the time my answer is, “I don’t know, have you looked at your analytics?”
Our family enjoys backpacking. For a recent trip we felt it was important that our 2 (nearly 3) year old son begin to carry a few of his own supplies. But we ran into a snag; it’s difficult to find a “real” backpack for a toddler. I checked online for toddler hiking backpacks but was surprised to find nothing. There are plenty of backpacks to carry a toddler in or backpacks made for toddlers to carry, but all were geared for books or school. We needed something with multiple pockets, durable and flexible if he was going to do any hiking with it.
I wanted to take a moment to introduce the new site. I’ll explain a little of my thought process and how I came up with what I did for the site from design to functionality. Before I begin I must say that the things I write about in this post will and should change with time. A website is a unique medium that has the ability to grow and change with time. As technologies advance, so to capabilities, content should be dynamic, and it’s my aim to develop the site for you and me. You being the reader. I would love feedback and comments on the site. Please feel free to email me using the comment form in the bottom right hand corner or in a comment on the site. Anyways, on to the list.