Webify

It’s been awhile since I posted any web design stuff in the ol’ blog, but here goes.

First, Ian relaunched his site this past week. If you’re ever in Lincoln and see some cool concert posters, chances are Ian’s the man responsible. Marianas also redesigned their site, as well.

I haven’t been doing a lot of web design lately, at least not until yesterday. I’ve spent a good amount of time getting reacquainted with various Web standards, such as XHTML. I don’t know if all of you realize how frustrating this HTML world can be. Your site might look great as an HTML 4.01 Transitional site, but try converting it to XHTML 1.0 Transitional and popping it into Netscape 6. It’s a world of hurt sometimes. Every time I think I have it figured out, I’m reminded of just how much I don’t know.

I got the monthly stats a few days ago, and the number of visitors to the site dropped for the first time in, oh, 6 or 7 months. It’s not a big deal, since I don’t sell advertising or rely on site traffic for revenue. But there is an ego thing involved. Still, there is that small part of me that wonders if I’m doing something wrong or if Opus is becoming irrelevant to people. It definitely affects me when I see those stats, but when all is said and done, they’re just numbers. They don’t determine my worth or quality. I’m the one responsible for that, and I’m trying real hard to do a better job.