For the last year or so I've been using this site to experiment with design, giving each entry a unique look. When I first started out doing it, I knew it was going to be a time consuming task to publish a post so I resigned myself to writing at fairly irregular intervals which I began to find frustrating because I think of things to write about on a very regular basis. Couple that with more frustration over the navigation of the site and general rendering issues on mobile devices, I decided I needed a change.
I've been planning to set up a regular blog or journal for some time but it's only come into fruition in recent weeks. My main challenge was working out the best way to lay out the type of content I plan to publish. I ended up settling on a standard blog format laid over a simple 8 column grid and sticking to a basic navigation allowing people to browse all the contents of the journal or drill down using categories.
But what about the articles?
I've temporarily removed the articles from the primary navigation until I can integrate them with this site. I'm in the process of converting them to HTML5 so I'm going to take my time until they are right but they will return! They will still have their unique designs and I do plan to continue with the art directed articles but they'll be kept in a separate section from the journal.
For now I'm going to concentrate on getting into the habit of writing again and once I'm in the swing of it, I'll look into making odd design improvements here and there.