I've wasted tons of my pocket money believing to maintain my websites and on the journey I might sponsor some of my friend's personal blogs as well but I think it didn't really work well. My dad's website is still in a hurl, I've totally got no idea of how to design the layout. These are the few things I've sorted out how to start his website so far:
- The company's logo (must be the original 1 as those on his official documents)
- The layout (navigations and contents)
- The content (contents comes first than colors)
- The colors and designs (inc. font family, color, borders, paddings etc.)
I ain't trying to speak like a web guru (i.e. Sunny) I've still got lots more to learn about web designs and their compatibilities. Its been 3years since I've joined him in talking about web stuffs especially about css and ajax. On the other hand I've been providing him help with network and backend programming stuffs like php :D. We have much to share or at least, we did joined competitions together as a team.
Its been almost 10years since I started off doing webdesign, but there's nothing I would to rejoice about. I'll tell you why: 10years ago people only had 10mb of webspace in their damn accounts and cgi scripts were expensive and rather easily hack-able. People didn't ask for much; they just want a website, even without content just providing basic contact information will do and those days designs could just easily cost a few grands.
Shortly after that, many people realised that Flash is rather a failure if your clients DO NOT have the plugin in their web browsers. Its only better for those entertainment purpose, but not many on corporate websites. New browsers were borned and the way browsers read the htmls on the web are so different; they renders differently and sometimes the content goes out of the hand thus the need for CSS to ensure that the content is seperated from design. And this is important dude.
That's what I learnt, based on my experience. And rocketsinc has been on the rock for the past 5years though it still looks strong (as if) Nevertheless its also a good experimental purpose for me.
Happy 10years webdesign Mr Lim, Happy 5years Anniversary RocketsInc and happy 3years-old-to-be devsync. I've got high visions on them, but its still on the process. I'll see how it goes then.