Welcome to my new home.
I’ve decided to change my website address away from .co.uk, mainly because… well… ƒǘçĸ Brexit.
Finding the right new top level domain name was a little tricky. I probably ought to have moved to .com. But I didn’t buy that back in the day because I was cheap, and now some guy who doesn’t use it owns the .com. And because I’m still cheap, I can’t be bothered to pursue it.
I settled on .net, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I kind of like the retro-futuristic vibe. It harks back a little to the good old days of the web, but not in a cringey way like, for instance, the phrase ‘information superhighway’ or ‘cyberspace’. .net still seems kind of webby, and still kind of cool.
Also, I like .net because it implies a message about networking — reaching out to others and being a part of a community — that those two letters ‘UK’ seem rather antithetical to at the moment.
In the 17 years I’ve been running websites, I have never before actually attempted to change the domain name (beyond things like removing www or moving to https). So I’m a little nervous it’ll all go wrong somehow. But hopefully there won’t be too many bumps along the way.
I’ve taken the opportunity to rethink the design a little bit as well. The previous layout was a bit broken. All the tweaks I made since the last big redesign had kind of stretched it to breaking point. Now, I’ve explored CSS grid for the first time to hopefully make some of those things a little easier. In the end, I’ve rushed this out a bit, so the CSS code is a bit of a nightmare. One to fix later. 😱
Because of all that, I’ve neglected actually posting anything here. That’ll change soon. I’ve got a huge backlog of stuff I want to publish in due course. Holidays going back a year. A bunch of stuff I want to say about design. Regular articles about whatever the hell’s going on in F1 at the moment. And of course, everything about our wedding.
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