I, like every other web designer on the face of the planet, hate IE6. I hate how it doubles your design time simply because it does not work like it should. This does not mean I can stop designing for IE6. After all I assume the reason IE6 holds such a huge market share is that there are also many old windows operating systems out there that can not use IE7 or IE8. Maybe they are users at their jobs that are not allowed to upgrade their browsers and they really have no choice. So for my clients I do not feel like I have a choice, I am still going to design sites that are IE6 compatible.
But, when it comes to designing my site, that is a whole other story. I am sick of IE6 being a hinderance on code and formatting when it comes to my own site. I do not think I will become so drastic as to block IE6 users from seeing my site (yet), but I am not going to spend the extra time to make it work either. I am taking astand against a craptastic browser. It does not work for me so why should I work for it. In the future if I do implement changes on my site that make it completely brocken on IE6 I may take the step of blocking IE6 users.
I know I have many IE6 visitors to my page but honestly it is time for you to upgrade. Here is a few links for you to follow to the browsers you need.
Internet Explorer 8
I have become extremely lazy concerning my website as of late. I am hopping to change this over the next couple of weeks. As you can see I have reworked the layout of the site completely to be more portfolio friendly. I am still redoing images and adding portfolio posts of older work, but after that is done I have a ton of new work that I have done that will be added as well.
I also have decided that I am going to start posting on the blog again here as well. Many of my personal posts I have been doing at nitforpat.com, but I would like to start posting again here because I do come across many different design related articles, projects, and pieces that I would like to catalog on the site. I have noticed on my analitics that I have been getting quite a few more visitors to the site than usual, so it is my hope I can keep the content fresh and give visitors a reason to keep coming back.
A project I have been working on for sometime now. I first built the site as a static HTML site, but recently have begun moving the site over to WordPress so taht the client can have more control over the content. The site includes all your typical features and even has an integrated event planning, invite, and RSVP system. The site can be seen here, nashvilleasce.org.
Another WordPress site, this time created for a successful team of nightclub owners in downtown Nashville. They wanted a site with a blog, and space to show off information on their different ventures. The site design was done by Jeff Stamper at etherworkshop.com and the coding and small design touches were done by me. The site can be seen at strategichospitalityonline.com.
Another Dream Systems piece. This piece was created as a full color flyer that was handed out at a conference for environmental awareness. I got the call for the project about a week before the several 1000 flyers needed to be printed, so a quick turnaround was a necessity.