I find designing for myself incredibly difficult. I always feel that I can do better, and ultimately feel that the finished product is lacking in some respect, so I spent a long time working on a logo before I finally came up with a design I was happy with. After a lot of sketches and doodles I was still coming up with nothing. I wanted a sleek, typography based logo design so I started messing around on Photoshop to see if I could design something a bit closer to what I had in mind. After looking through my font collection… Read more »
I love apps like Dropbox and Google Drive, but I’ve always wanted more control over my files and more storage. I have a server with a mah00sive HDD, and it seems wasteful that I can’t use it in the same way as I would use a service such as Dropbox or Drive. Of course, I could always upload files to my server via FTP, as I do now, but it lacks the ease and flexibility of using a service. The idea of cloudcache is that it will be freely downloadable, and you can install it on your own server to… Read more »
This is a design for this site that I decided against for a number of reasons. Designwise this site looks good, and I wanted a design that focused on images, however in practice the images were just too large to download on any internet connection under 8Mb. I implemented an AJAX based approach to load a single post at a time to reduce loading times but the images were still just too large. Regardless, I still like this design and the jQuery animations look great, so maybe I’ll be able to improve this at a later time.
A new personal website was long overdue for me, and my previous design was hardly a suitable showcase for my web design and development skills. I decided to build this site from scratch with a much more professional and exciting, yet quite minimal design. This new design focuses on clean, readable type and imagery. This website will act as my personal portfolio for any web or computing-related contraptions that I may produce in the future.