On October 1, 2003 I registered the domain name photricity.com. It’s been more than a decade since then, and the site has gone through many iterations and changes. This is a visual timeline of the major redesigns. Just a fair warning: not everything is going to be pretty.
The initial design was very grey and based on lots and lots of html tables. I don’t think I even knew what CSS was at the time. Each individual page was laboriously assembled in Notepad. The images were made using state-of-the-art graphics programs such as Microsoft Paint and some super cool 3D text app.
In 2005 I really stepped up the color by adding blue. Lots of blue. I wanted it to look really different from the typical website, and whether for good or bad I believe I accomplished that goal. Who needs usability when you’ve got frames and even more tables! I designed a new Photricity logo icon which has stuck to this day.
If you wanted more color your wish was granted in 2007 with an eye-melting orange. Finally powered by WordPress, the site became much more useful.
In 2009 I really got down to (photography) business. People started asking me to take their wedding pictures, so I started doing some actual marketing. A bit more sensible design hopefully scared away a few less people.
The evolution continued in 2011 with a few html5 elements and some neat little hover effects. Apparently I can’t seem to decide on any particular color.
And now in 2014 I’ve pulled out all the stops, scraped together all my knowledge of web design and more, and created a site that’s fully responsive, standards compliant, and uses the latest web technologies. Try loading it up on your computer and your smartphone and see what a responsive, mobile optimized website can do.
I’m not saying that all Josh Meyer’s are ugly, or that a cool name always leads to a beautiful face, but you have to admit there’s a correlation.
I wonder if the Spanish version of UNO is called ONE?
New from the people who dreamed of bringing you the all-in-one washer/drier: Pre-Popped Bubble Wrap! No longer will you be forced to spend the precious minutes of your lunch break squeezing packaging material.
I’ve always wondered if I might have some sort of a mental disability. If I did I wouldn’t be smart enough to realize it, and no one would be mean enough to tell me.
Anyone out there brave enough to let me know?
Thanks to my blog post on how to make fun of yourself, I am now the first result on Google for “how to make fun of yourself”. I am the world’s top source for self-destruction. Yay.
Making fun of yourself is normally an ability that you’re born with. You might be a mutant, a clown face, or just a plain old loser. Luckily I’m all of the above. When you’re blessed with so many disfigurements, it can be fun to point them out to the world. But if you’re still having trouble knocking yourself, here’s a formula that just might do the trick. I give you: The Perfect Formula for the Imperfect Person.