In April 2008, I created my personal website: nathanlittleton.co.uk. What I remember most is the period of months to follow, where I was proud of my work and eager to tell everyone about it. Just more than two years on, and the blog has been neglected, the information is out-of-date and I don’t like the site’s design as much as I once did? Shocking really, when I think back to how my finest work gave me the opportunity to flex my web design muscles, packing it with as many features as I could.
But the internet and the way we use it has changed massively since that time. I was on the cusp of technology when I’d integrated delicious bookmarking into my site and added a Twitter feed while I tested the features of both. Only one survives in my regular usage today, but worldwide the way we use the internet has changed a huge amount.
This was highlighted when I reminisced with someone about the long lost days of Friends Reuinited – a phenomenon of the late-90s/early-00s. I can’t imagine they’re thriving as they once were.
So I think I’ll give my personal website an overhaul as new opportunities dawn and we can be truly social.