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:

www.themattskilton.com

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.