shades of light in the sky…
… and all looks good, from a distance.
Makes sense to look for the good things, and try not to let all else life has to offer make too much of an impression. A solid dose of pragmatism makes it easier to focus on what is important in life and get something worthwhile done.
That was the slightly philosophical intro. Now onto what this site is all about.
content oriented design
This site was launched on 19.January.2011, because its author found he needed more virtual workspace and
playground. Expansion on the web is easy when you're a professional web developer, they
I do at least pretend to be be a professional web developer, with
CSS combos as a specialty. So, with that in mind, everything across this site should work
exactly as intended … most of the time.
Present design serves only one purpose, and that is to carry suitable chunks of content of mainly four categories…
- web design related articles, demos, etc
- music related articles
- articles about politics and whatever
- blog posts about all else
… through to visitors without distracting or obscuring.
To achieve this I have kept basic visual design simple, with clear separation between content‐blocks. This allows for visual effects where wanted and/or needed, without running the risk of having content drowning in effects.
Navigation is in the page footer – initially “below the fold” on most screens.
In-page link on right side in page header – last in tab-order, is for skipping to navigation. Same with the “pop-up on hover” tail of that link at the very bottom of your browser window.
“Index” and “Table of Contents” pages are spread around on top in the various levels and site-sections. These “complete menu” pages are always at hand via navigation in page footer.
Cross Site Search, that is covering all my active sites at any given time, completes the site navigation options. Seek, and you are likely to find what you are looking for…
Structure and design is tailored for a wide range of screen sizes, from mobile phones and devices, to the largest high-resolution stationary monitors. This makes the chosen form for navigation the most sensible one.
I won't comment more on the design and functionality here. If you can see it you can make up
your own mind about it, and its simplicity should make further explanations unnecessary.
If on the other hand you cannot see it clearly or at all, you are nevertheless most welcome. This site is structured and populated especially for you.
the author's domain…
In order to carry any meaning beyond looks on flat screens, content – primarily written content – must flow into and out of a web site. Thus, gunlaug.com is entirely the author's domain and responsibility.
Writing meaningful articles on any of my preferred subjects, does of course take time. I don't intend to populate this site by copying or reiterating stuff from the sister‐site or any other places, so every combination of words that forms paragraphs obviously has to be put together from scratch.
Time for producing content is something I do not always have in abundance, so articles may not flow in
as frequently as I would like. Note also that English is my third language, which makes writing slightly more time
And, that pretty much sums up my excuses for being short on content yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Only about 200 pages released on this site by now.
This is a one man project from one end to the other, and it will stay that way as long as I can handle a keyboard. Still got a few GigaBytes of writing in me, I think, and some of it will eventually end up on this site.
Being a playground for web design solutions as much as for sharing information, thoughts and experiences, anything that crosses my mind may end up being released here.
Weeki Wachee 27.jan.2011
01.feb.2011 - rewrote sidenotes.
18.oct.2011 - expanded addendum.
05.apr.2012 - minor revision.
28.apr.2012 - another minor revision.
04.may.2012 - minor revision and added image in addendum.
11.jun.2012 - corrected errors and expanded main article.
07.jul.2012 - another minor revision.
02.nov.2013 - adjusted image positions in sidenotes.
14.nov.2013 - minor revision.
15.feb.2014 - minor revision.
14.mar.2014 - minor revision and restyling.
17.mar.2014 - included in top level prev/next loop.
09.jun.2014 - minor revision.
02.jul.2014 - substantial revision + switched top-headline image + added mailto link to signature paragraph.
07.jul.2015 - changed to HTML5 template + moved mailto link above signature.
18.aug.2015 - updated number of pages on site.
02.sep.2016 - updated number of pages on site.
12.oct.2016 - very minor revision.
07.aug.2017 - very minor update.
last rev: 07.aug.2016