Time for a revamp
Happy New Year! It's 2024, and one thing I want to get in order this year is this little space on the web. It's my own little space, and I neglected it a lot in the past 2-3 years. In 2019, I embarked on a little redesign journey in the open, and I am embarking on a similar journey this year. I downloaded Kirby's Plainkit and moved some of my old posts here. That's my starting point, no styles, no fluff, everything else is removed.
As I go along in my thinking and coding process over the next couple of months (I'm in no hurry to finish my website quickly), I'll write more about the direction I want to take. Currently, I want to create a space that brings together different aspects of who I am and what I represent, think about, or want to share.
This spectrum starts from a more professional angle, where I need space to present previous work and provide context about my professional experiences as a Product Designer to illustrate my skills. It continues with insights and updates from my indie app development, focusing on CouchTimes and upcoming projects. Additionally, it should also provide space for sharing photos, discussing great books I've read, and reflecting on thoughts and learnings currently documented only in Obsidian. These might also be valuable to others.
In the past, my website always focused on specific areas on this spectrum. If I was in the process of switching jobs, my website was basically a pure portfolio website, while it was way more free-form and experimental when I wasn't concerned with searching for a new job. I don't think it has to be that way, and I can bring this all under one umbrella.
This is exactly where the topic of Digital Gardening might come into play. We'll see, I'm not sure yet...