Published 2010-10-24, originally published at old blog

So it has started, my new blog. I’m not a productive writer per ce, but I hope to gain some momentum to my motivation with this blog.

I will blog about design for the web, with focus on front end, such as HTMLJavaScript and CSS. But I think I’ll also write about the layers below, since I’m currently a student at IFIUiO. During my years as a student and part-time system developer, in addition to my general interest in aspects that drive production and consumtion on the Internet, I’ve written in languages such as PHP (my first love), JavaCAssembly (never again!), C# and Python (my lastest endeavor).

I will base my writing on my experiences as a student, a system developer at SPS (whose pages are being ported atm), and as an eager participant in CYB. In addition, I’m a big fan of the work presented at A List ApartadactioSignal vs. NoiseSnook.ca and HTML5Rocks Tutorials, so I’ll probably gain influence through their words. For the norwegian readers out there, I also enjoy reading the words of NRK BetaLogica UX and Kjøkkenfesten.

I’ve chosen to go for WordPress.com as my blogging-platform of choice, because it has served me well in the past. It has good tools for writing, publishing the content, and it’s free, which is all I need.

The name of the blog was a spur of the moment, originating from my username at the university (arnehass), and thought it might appeal to designers abroad, since it after all would be fun if I could use this blog to get in contact with people as brilliant as those mentioned before.

I will try writing one entry a week, most probably on sundays, since that’s the only day I can relax, lean back with my feet in the air, and reflect on those things neglected on busy days. Some of those things are thoughts on design, and I will share them here.

And I apologize up front for any mistypings and faulty sentences I might construct. English is my second language, and although I strive to write good, I cannot guarantee it^_^ (btw, I’ll probably use smileys more often, since I’m somewhat addicted to its use=P).

Until next time, perhaps you’ll check out the new website my company published this week, communicaretools.org. I’ve designed it in collaboration with one excellent graphical designer, Tzachi Itzchaki, and two superb content strategists, Astrid Krahn (until October 1st 2010) and Gro Roksand.

Written by Arne Hassel