juliemelton.com, now minty fresh

My paltry little homepage, juliemelton.com, sorely needed some redesignin’. I also wanted to re-think why I needed a “homepage” (very old and zestless term) at all. In the end, the new page is very much like the previous one, albeit snazzier, but I did some brainstorming to get back to that same place.

I thought about all the metaphors of personal homepages: scrapbook, journal, media relations center, etc. The one that made the most sense for me was that of homepage as calling card (in the non-phonecard sense). Essentially, I wanted a place to put some basic and edited information about me so that I would have a reasonable place to send people who wanted to know some topline things about me such as how to get in touch. And that’s it. I didn’t feel the need to plaster up a personal manifesto. My simple little site was thus (re)conceived.

Credits:
Katie Golus for the photo
squidfingers.com for the little decorative images
Ryan Thrash for the best CSS rounded corner hack I’ve seen

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~ by linoleumjet on November 11, 2006.

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