June 1, 2006
Today, I’m launching a new version of moko.labs.
While the original website, launched in early 2000, wasn’t bad; it was sorely outdated.
Six years later, I’ve changed and the web has changed, so moko.labs needed to evolve.
- A brand new look-and-feel
- A new blog — I’ve been blogging for years, but this is the first time I’ve gone solo
- Full web-standards support, including XHTML, CSS, Atom 1.0, and Microformats
- Web page with a list of my contributions to the web
- Photo page with sample photographs, FAQ, and recent photos
- Film page explaining my interest in film and directing
- About page with contact info and personal facts
What to expect
- Fresh content. Probably something new every few days.
- Agility. Expect the content and design to change often.
- Interesting things.
About the new look
For those who are curious, the header was inspired by a sunset I saw at 30,000 feet.
It was so stunning that I attempted to replicate what I saw while I was still in mid-air.
When it was done, I couldn’t leave it alone and eventually I decided to use it for the new moko.labs.
Rounded corners, gradients, and big type were added to round out the look. (Yeah, they’re pretty standard for Web 2.0 these days, but there’s a reason for that… they’re cool.)
But the biggest part of this design is simplicity. I’m hoping I really can do more with less.