The new site’s up after a haitus of almost five years. I haven’t been idle in that time. In fact, I’m working as an Information Architect in Boston, MA and continue to work on my blog at onegecko.comas often as I can. This site is a new direction for me, though. In amongst the other things I do during the day, I’ve continued my experimentation with code, servers, applications, etc. I would really like to share them. That’s where this site comes in. I’ll reveal more later, but for now please remember to come back as I get more content going.
The very first thing I’m testing is this site itself, in fact. The entire thing is rendered using CSS3 and HTML5. Backed by a WordPress publishing engine, the site is an experiment in semantic markup and publishing. If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser, Apple’s Safari, or Mozilla Firefox, you should see a fairly clean — though grey-scale — design and layout. Other browsers will render the page in the order in which the code is layed down. There should still be semantic meaning, however.
This is an extremely important subject to me. When I first started coding professionally, I was working hard to separate code and content, form and function. HTML5 and CSS3 appear to let us do that. As both an information architect and web developer, I find this a fascinating and necessary addition to the technological landscape. Standardized markup will help us develop better search algorithms for organization of information, while a more semantic-based code foundation will make content distribution that much easier.