Looking back on old designs.

Posted on April 27, 2013 in Thoughts

Sometimes I can’t believe that it’s been 12 years since I created my very first website. To be more specific, it’s hard to wrap my head arround how much things have changed in the WWW. I remember my first steps on Dreamweaver, fighting with tables and trying to cut, crop and paste images from Photoshop to fit needs that HTML couldn’t produce – at least not in an easy way. But these days are gone now. HTML is more powerful and CSS really bridged the gap between what you see in Photoshop and what you can actually code.

There is something that bugs me though. I tend to treat my projects as if they where my kids. And every time I learn something new, I can’t wait to try it on all my projects. People often tell me “Don’t you get bored redesigning your websites over and over again?”. Well the thing is that in order to keep my personal projects up to date with the latest web standards and technologies, I have to redo them or at least redo part of them. What may seem a bit odd for some though, is that most of the times I go back to rewrite code for non-personal projects aswell.

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s just the fact that I want my work to reflect up to date projects. Do you look back on your work and update it accordingly every time you learn something new?

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