My New Year Resolutions for 2010

By: Deepu Balan    |    In: Internet       
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Hi there! Another year has come and gone, and 2009 was a great year for me personally. There were plenty of good things that happened in my life during this period, but not such a great year professionally though.  Since we’re getting to that time of year again when everyone starts to think about their New Year plans, I’ve come up with a few ideas for my New Year’s Resolutions. In 2010, I will…

  • Make my portfolio page ready. ;-)
  • Read at least 2 articles or blog-posts related to web/graphic design each day.
  • Do more research on typography techniques, learn all about serifs, side-bearings, kerning etc in detail and design my own professional quality font.
  • Brush-up my PHP-Mysql skills and develop some simple innovative web application.
  • Design my own WordPress / Drupal theme from scratch and share it free.
  • Do more research on Ray-tracing and create my own POV image using POV-ray.
  • Learn JQuery and implement it in my projects.
  • Do more research on usability and try to implement it practically in my projects.
  • Acquire more in-depth practical knowledge in GIMP, and get enough confident to survive in a world without photoshop. Design a new webpage mockup completely using GIMP.
  • Design a new theme for my blog breaking all conventional UI design rules, using weird color combinations. And then review the response from the design community.
  • Learn more about professional photography. Create a photo-blog for my mobile photos, and update it regularly with a new photo everyday if possible.
  • Concentrate more on mobile phone browser friendly web page designing.
  • Update this blog regularly with a minimum of 3 posts each month.
  • Be more active on all major social networking sites.
  • Find time for family, Outing / eat-out with family at least once in a month.
  • Make sure to get at least 7 hours of continuous sleep every night.
  • Do regular exercising and never skip my breakfast again.

Now that the goal setting part is over, lemme see how it goes… ;-)

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