Year Review 2017
I had a little less screen-time this year. The web felt a little less open and web-like. I didn’t feel the motivation to create or post as often.
Content takes time to put together and it has become a little frustrating that algorithms are now firmly in the middle, deciding to show content that I have shared and made available. The non-chronological feed is a lottery. If you are reading this, you made it, thank you. Read on…
- AnimeJS Logo Bounce CodePen demo. My logo ricochets around, using the ‘SVG motion path’ function.
- I upped my JS game, learned ES6 and re-wrote one of my earliest CodePens with ES6 to see the difference, Much Content? (ES6 Fork).
- Hop Over Notification has now passed 35,000 views (~20K since 2016), plus my top 5 popular pens passed 60,000 views collectively.
- Colordinates, my geoposition colour app, is now included in the PWA Directory of Progressive Web Apps.
- Moved this site to HTTPS (see the padlock?) and faster hosting, I continue to try and improve performance.
- Migrated blackandwhitesquares.com 1500+ posts away from Tumblr and archived the project as a static website.
- With people relying on browsers ‘Reader View’ to get the content they want, faster and without distractions, is a Read Only Web ahead?
- Posted about Lite Club, and the new trend of companies offering light-weight versions of their services.
- Wrote some impromptu posts participating in the WordPress.com Daily Inspiration post. Plus other personal posts.
With the extra time, I was designing, coding and learning. I have a list of web technologies I need to take on, and I ticked a lot more from my list than ever. Next year I aim to release some new projects and have more things people will get to see and use. See you in 2018!