So, May 1st is upon us and with it brings the latest incarnation of this site; scpgt v5.1 (in case you forgot).
I signed up for the May 1st Reboot a while ago and since then have been working on the overhaul. I intended to go for quite a drastic redesign, incorporating various cool things that I’ve recently learnt how to do but it quickly became clear that I actually like(d) the old design. There were a few things I wanted to change, but generally it was doing well for me, and there was no real reason to ditch it. So I haven’t.
Instead, what you see before you is a realign (as opposed to a redesign. Apparently that makes me a great designer. Read this.) A large chunk of the site has remained the same, (colour schemes, basic structure, etc) but I’ve gone for a new page width to embrace the 1024+ crowd (it’s 2007; 800 is so old school I’m afraid), new illustrations for the page headings, improved image previews on the ‘work’ pages and more emphasis on my blog (ie. it now features prominently on the main home page). I’ve also tentatively introduced a ‘goodies’ section where I intend to offer up various things for download. It’s not fully live yet but will be in a day or so. We’ll see how it goes.
So that’s about it really. Nothing major; but still a decent upgrade I think. I want to stop worrying so much about the site design and concentrate on producing more work and stuff to put onto the site. I’ve got tonnes of ideas and tonnes of unfinished pieces that could do with some attention. Also, I bought a new camera the other week so expect more and more photos on flickr (like the one at the top of this post.. see it here in full glory).
And that’s that. Well, almost. It’s a work in progress so expect a few more things to trickle in.. but essentially; it is what it is.