I was looking for something else in my design portfolio and inadvertently found a collection of websites I made for various firms/orgs circa 2010-2015. I haven’t designed a website other than my own since 2016, and I’m happy to not do them anymore, but at least these look nice.

Most (if not all) of these are long gone, and it’s obvious I had a go-to layout style. Unfortunately, zero were standards/WCAG/ADA-friendly. Some were absolute nightmares to do, and I definitely don’t miss Magento, Bootstrap, Expression Engine, Squarespace and hosting on-call.

There are weird stories about most of these (and worse ones for worse sites I made), but perhaps the silliest/funniest one was from 2016, when a local design firm owner I hadn’t worked for in 3 years demanded I no longer display the stuff I made while employed there. That local firm is no longer in business.

One of my goals for this blog in 2022 is to post a bit more about my design history, since I’ve been doing it professionally for about 18 years, so I’ll gripe some more (but not too much) about making websites later. Stay tuned.