Subcide: A new beginning
If you’ve been here before, you may notice things looking a bit different. This redesign has been a LONG time coming (about 4 years) and I feel I need to apologise to all this site’s readers and visitors for how stagnant things have been over that time. I can’t count how many emails I’ve sent saying “New redesign coming soon!” only to have another project take priority.
So what’s prompted this change after so long? About a month ago I resigned from Enlighten Designs, where I’ve been working for the last 8.5 years, which is in fact my whole career up to this point, and decided to move out of New Zealand, to London for 2 years to live, work, and travel. I noticed that I’d started to get to a point where things needed to be shaken up a bit, as my focus was slipping away from the web, and more towards my hobbies and my music. While I love these things and will continue with them, I wanted to get my head back into web design and really try and achieve my potential.
Luckily for me there has never been a better time to start pushing new boundaries and learning new things on the web, because of emerging standards such as HTML5, CSS3, as well as huge industry changes like the mobile web finally becoming a reality, and the upcoming and long-overdue demise of IE6 support. I’m looking forward to being able to leverage these things to create the most interesting and most usable and accessible web experiences of my career so far.
This new site design is also an experiment in using the new semantic tags in HTML5, which I hope to learn a lot more about, and share that knowledge through articles here.
I’ve had to fastrack the site release in order to get something up and start looking for jobs, but if you see anything that looks broken our out of place, please let me know, and I’ll get onto it as soon as possible. Also let me know what you think of the new site in the comments below. Thanks everybody :)