It’s Alive!

By: Deepu Balan    |    In: Internet       

Finally! I am done with my blog design. Now I realized the fact that, the toughest task any web designer can take on is ‘designing his own website’.

I have been thinking about starting a personal blog or portfolio for quite long, may be for the last 3 or 4 years. Finally, I have registered my own domain name 4 months back. Thanks to yahoo-geocities for closing their brilliant free web-hosting service, bcoz its after reading geocite’s closure email alert, I started thinking seriously about registering a domain name and starting a blog ASAP. Bcoz its really painful to realize that I am gonna loose my online personal identity which has been silently helping me from behind throughout my personal and professional careers for more than 8 years till now. And after all it’s Aravind, the highly talented young web 2.0 guy who explained to me the vast capabilities of wordpress as a CMS, and now after trying it out, I understand that wordpress is more than just a blogging tool, simply superb!

For the last four months I have been burning all my late-night energy and bandwidth to make my blog design pleasing to myself. I tried almost all color schemes, all possible layout options, but I never get pleased with the outcome. I keep on changing the design every now and then all these days. All that I wanted was a website which is visually appealing, user-friendly, simple & fast loading. I don’t know why I am going through such a dreaded creative block in this case alone. May be because my approach was too much emotional here.

Anyway, at last I have decided to compromise on some of my design ideas and to make the site live as early as possible, and I hope it will soon get evolved as my dream design. :-)

Written by Deepu Balan

Deepu Balan is a self-taught web UI designer and developer who is really passionate about web design related stuffs. You can follow his updates on twitter @bdeepu