Mild Website Updates


It is rather fascicle that in my last post, over a year ago, I pledged to make more frequent posts.  I clearly have lied, and for that I do apologise. It has been a very busy 12+ months, and rest assured I have remained as creative as possible.

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Irony of ironies

Call me old fashioned, but I do like my motor cars to have an internal combustion engine.  For now, at least.  With several car manufactures announcing that in the very near future they will only be making fully electric cars, and the UK government (among others) declaring that all new cars from 2040 must be electric, it seems my old fashioned approach has a defined time limit.

I have considered hybrid cars in the recent past, but I’m not truly sold on neither the concept or costs.  I also question just how environmentally friendly electric cars are, given the amount of pollution it takes to generate the actual electricity used to power it.  In fact I’ve always been a fan of the hydrogen powered cars that Honda currently produce.  They seem a much better fit for the situation and far more practical.  

Just this week Mercedes announced a sneak peak of their new electric offerings, as kindly shown in this piece of marketing


The thing that I love about this, along with lots of other examples from car manufactures pushing their green electric cars, is that they seem to like lining the car’s external body with LED strip lighting.  I love this is because surely all that LED lighting is going to consume more electrical power, which is no good when you ideally want all that electrical power to get you home if you live really far away.  I love it even more when you compare it to similar marketing material for traditional petrol or diesel powered cars, which do not seem to require the same LED lined bodywork to sell it.  

So the question is why do they feel the need to create all this LED superficial lighting for electric cars, when the point of electric cars is to be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible?

New Website, open now

My website has had a very new lick of paint, and I’m very pleased to say that it is now dry.  Please do take the time to have a look:

I always try and do a complete overhaul of my website every 2-3 years.  Last time I was desperate to have some parallaxing on my homepage, which worked great on desktop browsers but just did nothing on mobile devices.  Given that the majority of people that visit my site are now on mobile platforms (thank you google analytics), I decided to give parallaxing a rest and instead go for the more minimal approach, with a strong focus on hero images instead.

It took a little longer than expected to put it altogether, largely because I was constantly encountering small issues, literally one after the other, that needed plenty of research to iron out.  The site is far more complex than any of my former efforts, and it’s amazing to see how web design has developed through the years and what can be done with HTML5, CCS3, and plenty of other scripts and plug-ins to boot.  One decision made was to really strip back on the amount of text that I had.  The downside to this, of course, is that it hinders your SEO credentials. And so that’s largely why I’ve set-up this blog too, which will act as my voice and give me an excuse to go into greater details about my latest work and any other opinions I care to share.

I’m pleased with how the sites turned out, and even more pleased with how it seems to function across all platforms.  If you have any thoughts, please feel free to share.  Hopefully I won’t need to write another blog like this for another 2-3 years.