Small delay in plans, after attempting a BIOS update my motherboard decided to loose my raid information. While this does not directly affect the construction of my website it has taken a large part of my time and attention to rebuild that which has been lost.
So what am I up to now? I have drawn up plans for how i want things to look and have a basic idea of the content i want on each page, how many pages and the navigation system for the site. While there are still many details to iron out there are a few feature i have decided upon. Firstly I created a personal logo, i feel that having as much as possible to identify me as an individual can only help, as i do not plan on putting my own picture on the site.
The logo in question was designed using the program Inkscape, recently i have had a small fascination with vector graphics. while I do not consider myself an artistic person one of the beauties of vector graphics is if you are a bit mathematical like myself you can build lines and shapes purely by numbers if you prefer. Another advantage of vector graphics is that the same file can be displayed at different sizes and using only one file. This becomes important when we consider having our site viewed on devices with different screen sizes and resolutions. If we use a vector image it will look good on high and low resolution screens as well as if the user decides to zoom into the picture. All of these features make it the medium of choice for a personal logo.
here unfortunately you can only see a png version of the logo however this will show some of the features possible with SVG. rounded ends are used at the limits of the lines and sharp pointed angles. sadly WordPress does not support SVG though the simple blog builder while i could add the graphic by adding the code to the HTML in the blog (this is a really fun feature of modern browsers) sadly I feel like holding onto the original file.
So there you have one element that makes a website, every part helps while this is a slow process and while this is only a singular element the more important and substantial components will be demonstrated in time.