Having recently left my day job in the NHS and chosen to freelance full time, I needed to update my personal website from a WordPress test bed to a proper place to showcase some of my work and to document some of my ideas, thoughts and frustrations.
I’m using a new CSS framework from Andy Taylor to provide a flexible layout that will hopefully display as well on mobile devices as well as large desktop monitors and everything in between. Despite needing a solid portfolio, I couldn’t resist using something new.
I’ve played around with many ideas for the background, I always liked the idea of some kind of blue pinstripe, as I’d normally be seen in a blue pinstripe suit, but since working from home, I tend to spend more time in my jeans, so I’ve tried to achieve something in between.
Not only am I trying out a new CSS framework but I’ve step out and used TypeKit for the first time. It’s not the first time I’ve used a font replacement technology but I was very impressed at how easy TypeKit was to implement. I know there is a lot of debate currently about when and how to use CSS3 techniques but I thought I’d start to slip a few in. Most noticeably, I’m using some text shadow just to make everything stand out a little from the background and to highlight hovered links. I’d appreciate your feedback on this.
As usual, I’m powering my website with WordPress and have used a lot of old faithful plugins but with a few newbies for good measure. I’ll hopefully write more about those in the coming days and weeks.
I’ll be adding more sites to my portfolio soon so keep checking back.
I’d value your feedback, so please leave me a comment.