Roman Mars of 99% Invisible spoke about city flags at the 2015 Ted Conference in Vancouver. It’s awesome, brilliant and speaks to the urbanization of our culture and our love of design. Give it a watch it is certainly worth you time.
A number of months ago I was given a domain and server space to experiment with and I built the entire new robertdall.com website using this domain. So what to do when everything moved over to the actual robertdall.com ?
I though I would throw up some cool Graffiti I found around the city. So why not expand this? But how? Through some investigation I found a content management system called Pixel Post, I loved the big photos after downloading the lastest version I had it up and running in about 2 hours. Not bad for a Easter Sunday evening if I do say so.
But here is the deal, this isn’t my web domain so much like graffiti this photo blog could be around for a day, a week, a month, or a year. I don’t really know. But while the google bots find and rank my new content on my new site others won’t get lost along the way.
It’s been a long road since my first website over six years ago. This site incorporates my previous life as a news photographer along with my new life as a web designer in interactive web environments.
My year of schooling is almost complete and the new robertdall.com incorporates a number of new features which all center around the human body. I hired professional dancer Caitlin Griffin and revisited a studio for the first time in three years.
Visual by Design
Web design has been a big passion of mine since I started to learn it. It is hard to think I barely knew what an FTP was six years ago. In this new web era it is all about what your message is and how you can manage your own content and life online, just in case you don’t want Facebook to do it for you.
Am I blogging?
Yes, I have started a blog. Well, not one, but two, and with some help from the folks at WordPress, I have been able to update my content without having to code that all that server mobojumbo myself. On a whim I started a coffee blog for a class project, and a year later, and having had some 8,000 actual vistors, it is still going strong. I have also have started a flickr blog which shows excepts of my photographic life in Vancouver.
I found that when a client wants to make an impact with their brand you have to include all forms of communication which includes print. I also have an iPhone full of contacts in that can push your brand forward.