Retrospection, Introspection and Future-spection

There are quite a few people with their “Best of” lists and their predictions of the year to come. I had originally intended to do the same and browsed my archive to find a personal list of what I liked but was somewhat surprised. I had expected to find a large collection of well-thought and delightful articles ala 456 Berea Street. Instead I found mostly stuff I encountered during development; odd rendering issues or JavaScript behaviour that I had run into.

Certainly not a bad thing as it's kept fairly close to the original goal of this site: tips, tricks, and bookmarks on web development. Luckily, the new year brings with it new hope. With my new adventure as a professional web developer for hire set to begin, along with my many side projects, there should be plenty of stuff to talk about. I’ll continue to cover the odd things I encounter but no longer having an employer means I have greater flexibility in being able to share real, practical examples of the projects I work on. You can also expect to see more articles covering not just coding but also more about the process of web development.

From a design perspective, this site likely won’t change much in the year to come. This layout has proved quite popular and successful. I’m still surprised by the number of people who stop by and offer their regards. However, I can never leave well enough alone so certainly expect some changes. As well, the main page will see a makeover as it becomes a marketing vehicle for my web development business.

2006 looks promising not only for me but for so many of you, as well, and for that I think we can all be happy.

Published December 31, 2005 · Updated September 14, 2006
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Roger Johansson said on January 01, 2006

Well, I've enjoyed a bunch of your articles during 2005. And I love your Colour Contrast Check tool!

Good luck by the way - I'm sure you'll do very well :-).

Sally Carson said on January 02, 2006

Congrats with your new adventure, and I hope 2006 is a great year for you! I look forward to more snook!

Wesley Walser said on January 02, 2006

I have enjoyed the site very much over the past year, and the design is as fresh today as it was when it was first made live. Little tweaks like the comment box and comment preview are always nice, but the design holds it's own quite well.

xenxen said on January 02, 2006

*hint* You should ask Jon to sneak peek some of his new business collateral *hint* :)

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