I’ve been working on upgrading the thboyd.com web site on and off for about a year. The original goal was simply to build a test site for evaluating several new features that are part of html5. Specifically I wanted a simpler way to post video and the html5 “video” tag looked like it was it. Unfortunately there were some browser compatibility issues that has delayed the process. Although these have not completely been resolved, the current versions of the major browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari) support enough of the html5 features (including the video tag) that I’m moving ahead.
So there were five things that I wanted to accomplish with the revised website:
- Use (test) html5
- Update look and feel (new colors and layout)
- Find an effective and simple to use way to display image galleries
- Make the site more interactive or at least less static
- Have the site address more of my interests
Not all of these objectives have been met yet, but I decided to go ahead and make the new site live. Not all of the content from the old site has been converted and included in the new site and some of it may never be included. If you would like to see any of the galleries or other content from the old site, it is still available here.
I will be adding additional content from time to time, so check back later to see what’s new. There’s a What’s New block at the bottom of the home page.