Okay, so where to begin?
It does seem like I've neglected this portfolio for a good 9 months ... if you look at it the emo, pessimistic way of course!
The cheery, optimistic way to look at this is, it's a portfolio site, not a blog or anything. Looking through my showcase right now, the trend seems to be that all my layouts displayed are in fact, archived layouts of theFinal rofl. So now, it only seems fitting of me to update whenever the site's layout changes (yeah, what a fail for a portfolio haha).
In any case, I made this layout back in June (22nd to be precise) and I wanted to upload it when I finished my vexel (tried to this summer). But things did get in the way: summer school (which was a complete blast <3) for the month of July. I loved every minute of calculus at Sen O'Con and my Polish-accent math teacher. As well, I worked at a fair which happens annually in Toronto (the CNE as people know it, or the Ex) which took place during the last 2 weeks of August. PLUS, I had to move to a new place, added stress levels much?
Needless to say, my summer was booked fully o.o and full of great surprises too. I managed to whip this baby up right before SS so it basically sat in my hard drive until now, when I caved in and decided to upload it.
Anyways, most of the site content hasn't changed except for some updated links, a new web design addition (this layout XP) and some cleaning in the about page, which you all can check out. I think my next layouts for this site will stick to a more condensed, smaller content area to make it more 'shriney' or 'homey'. It probably won't get updated as much, content-wise, but I will try to make the effort of posting something blog-like, if I feel the need to update.
In other news, LOTS of sites have closed down that were from my list. Well, lots in a figurative sense. Firstly, ASHLEY aka My Biatch closed down her Production Symphonia as a portfolio site and now PS is currently enjoying the dormant life. Secondly, RACH - just when it seemed like she was on the verge back to the web design community, she closes Winterstorm and her Magicite network that came with it! *cry* Lastly, COURTZ closed her Whimsy Kid blog but still has her Siyan Studio so I can link back to that as a make me feel better. Krazim, Dee, Elaine, Ryuku and Hiroko have either been MIA or revamping so I hope to hear life signs from them sometime this year! Lin's FEEL is closing down temporarily too, boo :[ And Elena closed earlier this summer. Everyone is closing or disappearing nowadays ahhh! I do know that Ellada is back though with her Ensomnia :)
I actually have a lot to talk about, but I guess I will save it for another time since this entry is pretty long in and of itself. I'll end off with telling you about the new Gazette single LEECH and how I will blog about that in the next entry. AND I got a TWITTER. You can read my explosion of exciting comments at Matt telling him about how cool Twitter is o.o Try it out too and we can follow each other aha.
Hope you guys had a great summer and are surviving the school year so far!
Posted on 21 Sep 2008 by Fainaru