new website is on its way

new website is on its way

Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2011

I've realized for some time now that it has been three months since I last wrote. Today, Saturday, I have spent every waking moment on this new website. Ever since I discovered the ability to embed fonts into my site without having to rely on my audience having those fonts installed, I have been coding away.

And here it is, about a third finished: http://missyj.net/ (opens in a new window)

I started with the concept last night, in the middle of the night. I woke up, took out a sketchpad, and quickly drew some scribbles down. Then, this morning, I fired up Photoshop and starting piecing together elements and laying it all out. The home page photo was taken while I was walking Maggie to Lafayette Park near by.

It's not the most breathtaking website in the world, but I have been putting off doing this for a long, long time. Also, this is only the third or fourth website I've actually laid out in Photoshop first, which I have recently found to be the best way for me to visualize and freely create what it is I'm picturing. I can't believe I used to just code-as-I-go. It's wonderful to have a perfectly laid out image, which uses one part of the brain, and then to focus a completely different part of the brain to execute that layout into code.

I still have some work to do, but it's time to head to bed.