According to allwhois.com, this domain was purchased on 2004/12/21. The only previous Web Surgeon layout was put in place within a year after that. Portfolio sites rarely keep the same look for 5+ years, but I was proud of the design when I created it, and was working elsewhere full time once I’d grown tired of it. Below is a screenshot of Web Surgeon 1.0 in its final days.
There’s a unique look to it, and an interesting use of the ‘W’, but it’s also very crowded with some questionable font faces and sizes. The redesign uses the same colour scheme and a similar menu, but it’s much easier to read and navigate. I’m also a big fan of WordPress 3.0, officially sending the blogging tool into a CMS in my opinion, and the implementation of WordPress MU to allow networks is fantastic. Therefore, compiled with my desire to write the occasional blog post to improve my writing ability, it was an easy choice.
Hopefully this website’s quality is deemed well enough that Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, WaterProof and Hyundai won’t mind being associated, but these are the products I use on a daily basis. I’d also like to send out a special thank you to Genia Shapira for the photo of me and my car with the custom plates you see in the footer of the website.
Please let me know what you think of Web Surgeon 2.0 in the comments, thank you.