It’s been a while since I’ve re-designed the main Flip Flop Flyin’ site, but it’s something I’ll begin working on in the next few weeks. It’s something I’m looking forward to and dreading at the same time. It’s nice to do something fresh, but a daunting task. Plus, I’ve probably gotta learn some new technical stuff too, which is something I’m so very much not looking forward to.
The design history of the site is one of slowly finding my feet. The first 18 months of the site was, looking back, all about that. Changing things constantly. I never stuck with a layout for more than a few months. Plus it was easier to re-design the site when there wasn’t a huge amount of content to wibble with.
Once I got to Berlin, though, things started to calm down. I stuck with the above version (green and pink versions) for ten months. Sideways scrolling, though: not a good idea.
This next one was where I began to feel the site was looking how I wanted it to look. And it’s still the basis of what the site is now. Anyway, that lasted for nearly a year and a half.
Now we begin to get closer to the current site. Things looking good there for another year and a half.
A bit of a tweak brings us to the site as it is now. It’s been like this since August 2004, (another year and a half, perhaps that’s just how long it takes me to get bored of looking at the site as it is…), but the big change, and the reason I want to change things again, is this page you’re on now. I used to write a heck of a lot more on the front page of FFF, but since this FFFg thing came along, it’s sucked all the words up.
So I’m gonna try and incorporate this into that. Make everything whole again.
But first, I’d quite like some feedback. How do you feel about the way FFF works? Is it easy to find everything? Anything you really like? Anything you really hate? Any techy folks out there with tips on what I could learn that’d make my life easier in the long run? Feel free to be brutal. Thanks.