Not entirely convinced

22 July 2004

By this re-design, I mean. I mean, I love the Gill Sans, and I’ve been slowly ironing out wrunkles in the code (though the amount by which the whole site won’t validate is hilariously large), but I’m just not convinced. I’m not sure where to begin; I’ve been reading so many beautiful sites recently and I just cannot see where to take this one. For a start, I like the black and white, and introducing colour to it will be nightmarish. I tried it with a colourful top image, which I liked, but am not sure where to go from here.

Simialrly, the piece-of-paper-on-a-table is OK but not entirely convincing. I might return to being borderless; I kind of liked the expanse of white. Of course, really, I’d like something with borders and colour and lots of whitespace and beautiful text.

But that’s not going to happen.

Possibly, it’s just because creativity is at a low point. Music, writing, design, code; all are stagnating. Life has been very hectic at work, I’m getting fractionally less sleep every night, and it’s really beginning to get to me. Thankfully work is less hectic now, but there are other stresses to add to the picture. I’m not sure whether everything is down to the fact I am a useless designer and have zero web-coding skills, or simply because I’m not in the right frame of mind to deal with stuff like this at the moment. Probably the latter. I hope.

Roll on August. That should be good.