Being the modern, hip and edgy 21st century family that we are, we of course have our own homepage! It’s located at piskeris.dk and is really nothing more than a collection of our photos and a seasonal wishlist now and then.
Over the last half year or so I’ve had an itch to do something about the layout of piskeris.dk. The last major overhaul was done in mid 2009 and I was never that pleased with the colour scheme of the page. However lack of *the* divine design idea combined with work, family-life, sanity hacking sessions and trying to stay fit just meant that the redesign never happened.
I finally got the idea of just copying our wall at home. It’s dead simple, but at the same time our family (who are the only ones ever looking at that page) will recognise it – or at least I hope so (chances are nobody will ever notice the changes untill I tell them….ignorants!).
With the basic design idea out of the way, the actual making of the page didn’t take long. I decided to go all in on HTML5 since the page isn’t that complex, just a header, a few sections, an aside and a footer (and since I’ve installed Firefox on most of the family computers I’ve been near :-)). I’ve picked a font from googles web font library it looks nice on headers and short sentences but tends to be a little hard to read in longer sentences, so maybe I’ll do something about that later.
Just doing this small page made me glad that HTML5 is here…sure the page could have been made with XHTML and yes I know that webfonts aren’t part of HTML5 per se, but anyway, HTML5 and CSS3 are major steps forward, even when it’s just a small family webpage.
Well…that’s about it I guess.