New Faces.

So after updating the hot mess of my (still) under-construction portfolio last week, and following last night’s post on actually getting things done, I took some time today to update this blog. It’s still far from perfect, but it’s not something that I’m willing to put more than an hours’ recode into designing. I have so many more projects to focus on that can actually go towards my portfolio.

Most of this theme borrows it’s bones from the previous theme, which was (and still is) a hastily thrown together concoction that shared a somewhat brutalist and ugly aesthetic with my under constructed portfolio. Now, both have themes that are a bit more colorful and uniform, though admittedly I still think they’re bland and lifeless – mostly from not getting the attention I’d give to other projects.

Speaking of projects: I’m going to do it this time. I’m going to have a streak of productive, ‘non-zero’ days, and I’m going to actually learn programming beyond front-end development… though, I’ve decided I need to start with front-end development, particularly increasing my javascript/jQuery capabilities. My main goal is to get to a comfortable place with interactive and animated design, mixing newer, more flashier elements of CSS with the power of jQuery, and later moving on from actual javascript programming to some frameworks and server stuff. Once I’m comfortable with that, I think getting back into Python / Ruby will be a lot easier.

While I’m focusing on refreshing and updating my front end skills in the meantime, though, I’m going to try and put some of that effort into the blog/ portfolio. So both themes and their shared design should grow and evolve overtime. Fun!

I’ve realized that as much as I want to write, creative writing isn’t going to pay my bills until I’m successful. And since I enjoy both writing and design anyway, I need to get back into paying attention to development and skills that I can actually utilize before my Hollywood takeover.

Anyway. That’s all for today. I’m gonna go do… something.

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