I must be recovering from the mad dash to finish costumes and my 550-mile journey on the bike, because I’m already starting to think about the next Big Project. I think it’s going to be my website. I need to master more Web-based technologies for my work (so I have a better understanding of how we build what we build), and my Website, while adequate, is state-of-the-art…for 2002.
So my intent for the next few months is to learn more about Flash, HTML, CSS, etc. and maybe even some PHP coding while I revamp my site. I’ve asked one of the designers in our Creative department at work to take a look at the site (in his off time, as a personal favor) to give me suggestions on how to jazz it up a little – I can code, but freeform design is not one of my strengths, so I’d like to have a bit of professional help. I figure that, once I have the design concepts, I can start work on learning the technologies. I really do need to learn them for work, and I have an entire Web development group to help me learn, so it will dovetail my personal and professional interests quite nicely.
This does not mean that I plan to give up weaving, exercise, or even cycling. In particular I plan to continue weaving and studying in Bonnie’s book. However, now that I have my weekends free again, I anticipate having more free time/energy to pursue other topics. I think this will be one of them.
(I may also resurrect the handweavingresource.com project – another fine learning exercise, I think.)