Found in Ranting and Raving
January 9, 2011
New Site for a New Year
Six months ago I released v1 of Forever Heavy. The flow of traffic and work coming in was enormous, to say the least, but those benefits were far outweighed by the sheer amount I learned putting together a new site. Working for free and for yourself can be a monumental pain in the ass. As the saying goes, you tend to be your biggest critic. On top of that, you’re steering yourself away from work that pays bills, feeds you, and keeps your fridge stocked with delicious beer and cake.
Every time I redesign my portfolio, I consider it a trip back to college (only this college is far more cost-effective. Imaginary college. Apply today.). Forcing myself to learn and apply new techniques not only improved the overall look and functionality of my website, but also added a few new techniques to my skill set. This translates to better work in less time, meaning I’m not only benefiting from the initial launch and buzz of my new site, but also further down the road with prospective clients.
I’ve been asked several times why I chose to redesign my site a mere 6 months after releasing Forever Heavy, and I think that probably about sums it up. With that said, I hope you enjoy the new site.