It’s been 7 years since I created a portfolio website. A lot has changed since then. I created my last website for accessibility and web standards using HTML 1.0 and CSS 1.0. It took me a few nights of programming to make sure it viewed on all platforms and every browser version. Then, IE 6 was king of the internet world with a 96% market share, and the bane of all web programmers due to it’s non-compliance with web standards.
Today, we’re on HTML 5.0 and CSS 3.0 and IE6 has around 1% market share. There are now more platforms than ever with tablets, cell phones, televisions, laptops and desktops. Screen sizes and browsers vary widely. If you want to make a modern website that can accommodate all these devices and screen sizes you have to stick to the current web standards, and use some tricky coding to create a flexible website that is able to respond to all that variation.
My thanks goes out to Andre Gagnon who created the responsive, standards compliant theme I’m using for my new site. You can find the Aware theme on Theme Forest.
Here’s to hoping I can stick with this site and keep some of my design dignity by not letting it languish with 7 year old portfolio work.