Out with the old, in with the new (sorta)…
You know, I’m really one of those kinds of people who hates indecision, so it really aggravates me when I do it.
Case in point – this website. One day, I get this wild hair that I’m going to change my website again. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with the current one (other than the fact that it needed to be updated a bit), and so of course, true to fashion, I proceed to come up with something edgy and innovative.
I’m really good at that – at least, I’m good at doing it for my clients. It’s weird though, I suck at it when it comes to designing something for myself. Go figure.
So, I put together this website for myself to push not only my web design skills, but also my technology consulting and private instruction services. And of course I go with a single-page layout using jQuery and FancyBox windows to display all the content. And it was a decent demonstration of my jQuery skills but the problem was it still didn’t do what I needed it to, which was basically act as a sales platform as well as a demonstration of my skills.
Bottom line – it sucked. Didn’t do what I wanted it to, and I felt like I was losing people on the interface (too esoteric for the average user I’m afraid). Not to mention the previous architecture sucked for the search engines, didn’t allow for blogging, didn’t feature my best work up front, on and on… I should have stuck with what I had to begin with before I got my wild hair. So, I’ve taken a week to update the old (new) site and put it back online under TechGuru4Hire.com.
Lesson learned – back to the previous version which I think is all things considered kick-ass. Or at least you can tell I’m a web designer, and that’s the point of having it.