Hi everyone, welcome to my first blog post. I wish to write a blog long time ago, but it never happen because I always waiting until everything seems to be PERFECT.
A few months ago, I read a book by Toms Shoes’ Founder: Blake Mycoskie on ”Start something that matters ” His book is very inspired me to start something that really matters, both for my own life and for other people. I found a lots of great quotes, and this is my favourite one:
If you wait for the timing to be right before you make a move, you may never make a move at all.
You totally right, Blake… Why did you told me sooner, huh?
I have been working as a professional web designer for more than 10 years (oh yeah, I did my first client’s project when I was 17 years old). It been a long ten years that I didn’t really have my real portfolio website. I have purchased my domain name and hosting but only various ‘under-construction page’ were shown that only provided my short biography, email, contact number, facebook, twitter and a list goes on as a released of new social networking services born to the world… but, I am still have only under-construction landing page… Is this worse than someone who has a portfolio but never update?
As a web designer myself, I and many friends of mind who do the same job, found that the hardest web design project is to build my own website. I need every part of my website ‘PERFECT’.
Few months ago, I got an inspiration, I quickly sketched the mockup, do the first draft design and completed all layout design for every pages within 2 hrs.
It’s looks all that were smoothly process, right? But the problems were tend to started after I look at my design one day after it finished, I started talking to myself..
“Ummmm, I think my homepage could be better than this..”
“How can I craft the portfolio section more?”
“Wow, these design techniques and jQuery plug-in are just awesome! Let’s try adapt it with my website!”
… and so on, I can’t stop talking to myself.
So I duplicated my .psd file but after that files, but, it turned out that I deleted all the layers and started with super clean white background. Why I don’t go to the next step, close Photoshop and let my hands dirty with HTML & CSS instead?
It had been an endless loop that stopped me for ten years.
Today, I got this site live because I have realised that there is no such a perfect things, just go to next step, the step of doing and let your hands dirty…
Let’s make something happen today.