from the inbox, Thomas asks: “I’ve been meaning to ask but have held my peace until ten minutes ago. What was the idea (or “IA”) behind your checker-board layout (home)? It’s disorienting. As far as personal sites go, I suppose its creative license. Still…”
You know, I did it for two reasons.
1. I could. I was reading a mark newhouse article and suddenly I got the idea of how to use some of his code in a radically different way. (well, not so radical, but in a way I hadn’t seen before). This was the simplest expression of it.
2. After sketching it out in illustrator, I liked the design. I’d never seen anything like it. And personal sites should be places for expiramentation. I’m flying my freak-flag.
It proved easy to build, easy to maintain. I’ve never had a decent homepage– this one is actually better than some of the dogs that have graced.com before. I have a new version of it in my head that will be less disorienting, more usable and probably just better except I have no time to flesh it out and build it.
So if I ever get a lazy rainy saturday, I’ll have a new homepage. Until now, enjoy the tilt-o-wheel!