This update to highway9pictures.com has been long in coming. The last time the site was updated (a little over a year ago) it was to replace a very simple, all-HTML, site that hadn't been changed much since Ocean City was making the festival rounds. The desire to have a slicker, and most importantly, more active and engageable site led me to Squarespace and to the below design.
It was certainly a big step forward from where I'd been. I got to take advantage of some of the design work the immensely talented David Robinson graciously did for me - the background image is an early (and David would ask me to say) unfinished version of what eventually has become the Highway 9 title card. I also got to integrate social media, and embed video in a much more reliable fashion than I had in the past. But, if I'm honest, I never quite got it as good as it could be... and I certainly didn't live up to my stated goal of posting news and observations in this blog as much as I had hoped.
But it's a new year right? And what's more, Squarespace has rolled out their new system, Squarespace 6, which is chock full of new goodness that I hope take advantage of here.
So here we are then. Highway9Pictures.com v3.0. It still features the work of Mr. Robinson in the backgrounds (and I know he would once again ask me to add that it is not 100% finished... that I'm jumping the gun on him again like I did last year).
I hope you enjoy looking around, and if you see anything that seems out of whack, or there's something missing, please let me know in the comments or via the handy contact form.
Of course, it's still very much a work in progress overall. But it's a good start to what will hopefully be a good year.