Refine. Hone. Distill. The self is a text, too.
No one wastes time on an ugly site.
No one wastes time on a boring site, a difficult-to-navigate site, a difficult-to-read site.
And if your font is too small, forget about it.
Lately, I’ve been working with clients’ sites, like The Spot Press (a minimalist site for a fine art photographer’s books and other work), or Figments: Conversations with Andy (a site for the filmmaker/photographer/installation artist who visits Andy Warhol’s grave every day and documents the people who visit the pop icon).
After these months, I realize how little I knew about header ratios, pixel widths, and the various options I had when I first set up this blog. I also had no idea what I wanted.
It’s time for a change.
I’ll always believe that the self is a mutable text, and the blog — as a manifestation of that — should be ready to evolve when it’s time.
There isn’t much else to say about the site’s new look other than that. This template still isn’t exactly what I want, but then again I’m still learning, and a free, user-friendly host is what this freelancer is looking for.
What insights do you have about web design that you want to share? I’m always ready to learn.