My area of special interest has, for a long time, been all things internet. I started coding websites back in the dim and distant past when the web was shiny and new, and have loved the techie side of design since then. Over time, the edges between essence and internet blurred and crossed over.
These days I can’t help myself when someone asks me to look at their website. The possibilities are endless but, mostly, what I’m looking for is essence, at least a vestige of it.
We seem to find it hard to be ourselves on our websites and I count myself in that number. It’s an ebb and flow. Sometimes it’s easy, other times it’s nigh on impossible. I’ve seen people redesign their websites umpteen times in their quest for some indefinable quality that says done or perfect or complete or acceptable. That state of affairs is fleeting. One day the website can be a vision to behold, the next day we want to tear it down. A website can evidence our frailties, even our state of mind.