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  everything old is new again

  yes, I've redesigned my personal
  homepage once more.

  but this time, I'm changing the core
  philosophy — to something that I think
  better represents how I'm feeling about
  the current state of the internet,
  and society in general.

  given that I write php for a living
  (I know), I'm very aware that it's
  easy to make things sluggish and
  resource-intensive without even really
  thinking about it. things like fast
  server-side rendering and built in
  portability are things I've always been
  aware of, and have definitely taken
  for granted.

  coming to this realisation happened
  around the same time as I discovered
  Sijmen J. Mulder's list of text-only
  websites1, a great resource that
  aggregates websites that are made up
  (almost) entirely of text.

  I loved the idea! I'd long thought that
  monolithic, break-if-you-disable-js
  SPAs were often rolled out by default,
  with no real thought to whether or not
  they might be better served with just
  plain ol' HTML and CSS. (also I
  discovered that the homepage of one of
  my favourite American funk outfits
  Vulfpeck2 was on Mulder's list, which
  if you're to take a look, quite clearly
  influenced my design...)

  so, I've adopted that philosophy for
  my new personal site. I've got a new
  domain, a new homepage collating all
  my projects, pieces of writing, and
  contact details, and something
  design-wise that I believe will stand
  the test of time.

  I assume you've seen it because you
  made it to this page, but if you
  haven't, go ahead and check out the
  new homepage (back link in the top
  left), and I hope to be posting a lot
  more on here in the months to come.

  thanks for reading,



  [1] Text-only websites | sjmulder.nl
  [2] Vulfpeck.com