Welcome to the fourth redesign of my personal website. I've been working on my own personal website since about 1998. Since then it has had four designs. They roughly follow the evolution of the web.
Here are links to my previous designs. Only the homepage works on these sites. I have removed the content, as most of it has been ported to my latest site.
The first design of my site, put online in 1998, was hosted on the long ago defunct GeoCities. It is perhaps a good representation of sites from the late 90s, being frame based, part of a webring and generally looking uninteresing.
For the third version of my site, online around 2010, I tried something different. I created a splash screen with links to content hosted elsewhere. Either on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook or on my WordPress blog. This seemed to follow a trend of the time, which was to not bother with self-hosting and all the work that goes with that. Whilst at first my Wordpress blog was self-hosted, it didn't take long before I decided the effort involved wasn't worth it and migrated to WordPress.com
It's certainly brought the fun back to hosting my own website. I enjoy writing my own HTML markup, dabbling in CSS and hopefully creating an accessible, quick loading, low maintenance, future proof website with no locked in dependencies on anyone else.
Thanks for visiting!