It’s been through several design stages with more to come, often using the site as a sandpit for my web design experiments.
The initial design went live in November 2006 using basic HTML and images. It was used as a landing page linking to sub domains for ceramic work (never completed), architecture blog (WordPress), ‘friends’ media gallery (Coppermine) and ‘moblog’ (WordPress) that used photos sent via flickr from a (now retired) HTC C500.
In July 2007 it was redesigned in WordPress and sub domains (except friends.theojones.net) discarded in favour of 1 unified CMS. The design uses a header image with navigation and examples of my work. Initially I was seduced by ‘Web 2.0′, it was ‘hip’ but wasn’t me – I decided to show more flare and ‘ease of navigation’ wasn’t essential, it could be fun and exploratory.
I took objects that said something about me and photographed them in an organised mess. Using CSS I created navigation and effects. The WordPress theme I used was Derek Powacks ‘Depo Clean’, simple design with a single column, flickr support and large footer – But I was soon hacking. I integrated Last.fm, made valid HTML/CSS and tweaked it to my liking. The theme lost most of the ‘Depo’ code and I then released it for anyone to use.
I am planning to update the header photo and put work into the Architecture and Ceramics pages.