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My New Year Resolutions for 2010

Wednesday, 30 December, 2009
happy new year - web designer's new year resolutions

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. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Alive!

Sunday, 6 December, 2009

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. 🙂