I have started work on the new site. What would I want a new site for? Its not out of necessity. Its more to do with getting bored with the current one and the limitations of it (in terms of content I can put onto it etc…) and the fact that I need a new challenge!
A demo can be seen here. This will not have all the features but you can get a feel for what it might look like.
A couple of years ago I did one in white. I called it whiteLite. It was a purely php/html site, no flash content, but it was full of text and information. I felt though that it was too much for a personal website. Its power was being able to add in pages easily, and I hope to make this process with this one even earlier, with integration between php and flash becoming more vital as I find out ways in which to use both mediums in unison.
This new one I have called affirmation. It is also in white, because I enjoyed the challenge of creating a website in white, which is often difficult not to leave it looking stark and blank. I have seen a few sites in white which have looked great, and many which are sorely lacking.
For inspiration I am looking at www.jarsofclay.com. Its clean, simple layout and functionality is its beauty, and while their previous sites have been cutting edge (and of which I have borrowed their idea for my own navigation bar) this one seems to be a short step backwards but still provide us with some nice tasty bits. This is what I hope to bring to my own site, mainly because I don’t have the know how to push the limits of flash to make a truly amazing site. Graphics is my domain, and in graphics I shall begin, and end with this project.
‘Till next time…