I spent the last few months of the year doing something I haven't done in well over 2 years. UPDATE THE MAIN PAGE! Actually I did more than just update. I decided to go ahead and redo the whole thing. Having the old site for 3 or so years, I've had a wishlist of things that I wanted to see implemented into the page. I decided that the best way to do it, was to learn more about flash and figure it out on my own.
Much of November and December was spent with me working in Flash, and figuring my way out through all of the things that I wanted.
I trimmed a lot of the fat from the last site, sections that wouldn't see regular updates. I refocused everything into 3 main categories, "murals", "glass", and "video".
Each of the color glass fragments with a photo on top will take you to a slideshow of captioned images of different Mural and Glass projects.
The slideshows took up the most time.
For the video section I have larger and better quality clips.
The subcategories across the top feature usual info about me such as my resume, bio and contact (drop a line, feedback welcome). Then I added a few new sections, "news", "tour" and "interact".
The "news" link brings you a popup with a real time blog headline feed. Whenever I update my blog, it updates. It also features a slideshow that automatically updates itself whenever I upload a photo to flickr.
The "tour" link takes you to information on how to see a virtual tour of my murals on Google Earth. A tour thats gotten more interesting now that I have some work in Sevilla, Spain.
The "Interact" tab takes you to a series of flash based pages that break down some of my murals into painstaking detail image by image, piece by piece.
I'm happy to see the site through to the end, and I feel that I won't be slacking on the updates with this one as much. If you have checked out my old site, I've basically added over 12 new slideshows of my work from 2010, 2009, and 2008.
Check it out! And be sure to view everything in fullscreen mode.