New site who dis?
I've had a love/hate relationship with my business website for years. Back in the early days, when I had absolutely no clue how to code, I hacked together a "website" using an Adobe Photoshop plugin. I can't even remember the name of it, but holy crap the process was tedious to say the least. Each and every element and animation had to be independently created and placed on its own layer. It would have been wayyy easier to just learn to code at that point, but I was determined. All told, it actually wasn't too bad of a site. This was 2010.
The next year I tried again. This time with an Adobe Lightroom plugin. Who needs coding amirite. Lightroom had a built-in web gallery feature that I hacked into a website. But, it really was just a glorified Flash gallery; no real ability to add any additional text beyond preset site and album titles, no way to customize the layout, and a super limited color scheme. Not to mention the copyrighted music I blasted all over it.
The next site was my first dive into actually coding a site. It was horrible. It lasted less than a year.
So, I tried once more in 2014 to much better results. Full on HTML5/CSS3 glory. I really am proud of the site; it gave me an excellent platform to showcase my photo and video work with a beautiful and intuitive interface. Times change, though. The interface is now a bit clunky in the age of abundant smartphone and tablet browsing. And, worse yet, it has been unbearable to update regularly... so I haven't... at all. Coding sucks.
Enter Squarespace. A godsend. I can't believe I haven't done this sooner. The ease of adding and editing content has made this redesign a breeze. Where the previous few sites took me probably 20-30 hours each to develop, this one took me five. And, best of all I get to finally start my blog! So here it is; my first post. Look for some sweet camera tech reviews in the coming weeks.