My website (davidgalletly.com) has just undergone a little facelift. While not 100% complete, there is a bunch of new stuff to see (+ the old stuff looks better).
Aside from generally just keeping things up-to-date, the main reason the redesign was to move my site over to Squarespace 6, the most current version of the popular website platform. I had been using v5 for 18 months or so and, while I was totally happy with it (I actually kinda prefer 5 to 6 behind-the-scenes perspective), I couldn't help feel like I was stuck on a ship that was, not so much sinking, more, um, stationary. A stationary ship.
What Squarespace 6 lacks in letting you get down-and-dirty with the details, it makes up for in:
Being responsive! Shrink your window - images should adjust accordingly, text should wrap to accomodate different sized screens and devices.
Being Retina-ready! All thumbnails should look great on an iPad / other HD screens. (I'm still a wee bit reluctant to post super high-res versions of my full artwork for the world to download. We'll see how things go)
Being actively developed! Because Squarespace 6 is the latest version of Squarespace, it's constantly getting new features / improvements.
Being easy to update! Adding artwork and posting to my blog should be a lot quicker now. This means you'll see more rubbish from me.
Would I recommend moving to Squarespace? Um, maybe. With 5, yep, no hesitiation. 5 allowed you to easily tweak every single little detail. Squarespace 6 is a wee bit too templatey for my tastes. You can go all-out custom, but you need to know a whole lot more about web development than I ever care to learn. It took a fair amount of trial-and-error to achieve what I wanted (and I don't think I'm there yet). 6 is still really good, but I'm crossing my fingers that it'll get better.
Anyway, have a look around. Stay tuned. Subscribe to my blog (old subscribers should be fine but updating your RSS feed certainly won't hurt). All feedback appreciated - I'm sure there are a ton of typos / broken links to find. Christ, you can even 'like' my posts now if that's your bag.