Friday, April 16, 1:52 PM
I'm so excited right now, I have some really great ideas for what I want to do with the site. Just like back in the old days, some really revolutionary type shit. Definitely getting back in the groove, getting into the true spirit of the original site; wallowing in a constant, invigorating, electrifying flux; it may be a bit confusing, but in the end it makes for a far more interesting experience. The oscillation is really low frequency, but it's stronger for it.
I've always been more-or-less transparent in the past, it's a valuable part of the learning process, so I'm going to spill the beans. Not sure how I'm going to pull it off yet but here is the basic concept: First off I'm going to entirely redo the site (no surprise there, that's how it always starts). The new structure however is going to be both exactly the same and entirely different than it's ever been before. How is this contradiction possible?
Imagine for a moment that every time you visited a familiar site it had been changed in some radical or fundamental way. It would still clearly be the same site, but it would also clearly be dramatically different than the last time you visited. This effect is very similar to the experience that is generated when a popular site is totally redesigned. Typically big sites however rarely change their core model more than once a year. My goal is to accelerate this trend by several orders of magnitude.
With a few key exceptions of course, the most important being that the "homepage" e.g. this page will become an utterly minimalistic timeline that will exist for no other reason than to serve as a visual and historical index of all the iterations of the site. I already have several ideas as to the design and functionality; the model that seems most promising is similar to a physical film strip, with each 'frame' being a thumbnail of a prototype index. Clicking on any given frame would load that version of the site. The most recent version would always be at the very top of the page.
To be continued..