I've had a pretty good day just plodding along with some development today.
Nay was out at a dress fitting, so I thought I would catch up on this weekends Rocket League Championships. The finals were this weekend, but I've not kept up with most of the season. It's been good to catch up and relax.
That being said, I did plan to do some side work, so I continued with the update of my personal website. I had some great feedback and suggestions from people, including design, content and some nice tips and tricks. I've not managed to fit them all in, but I've made great process.
The design is lovely. I got berated for my choice of a side bar instead of a top menu, but hey it looks nice!
I recently listened to an amazing talk on design, aimed at developers such as myself. I wish I took more of it in, but it did give me some great advice. White space is very important. Your choice of font is important. You must think about what you want the focus of the page to be. More often than not, it's not the header menu with your name and picture in it. Make these smaller, use greys, emphasis more important elements.
It's a shame that I'm still having trouble deploying, otherwise it would be online right now…