04/29/2006: "Effects of Pre-Slaughter Stress or: why I wouldn't taste very good!"
Periodically I like to Google myself (Dirty!) and usually find complimentary comments but sometimes not…on the Concept Art forum someone posted my site as a good example of an artist’s portfolio (other than it being: a little too "personal diary") but then a discussion ensued about why this other guy’s Flash site was better. Here’s my favorite observation: “As soon as the first site loaded I clicked off... navigation doesn't mean a thing if the design that comes with it looks like ass.”
My site *is* simple but I’d hardly say it looks like ass! For whatever reason, elisetomlinson.com has been chosen a lot as an example for web design critique and debate; it's so vanilla I have to wonder why? More importantly, why the hell do I even give a shit? OK, if a page won't load properly in FireFox, I care...but why do I get all flustered because some kids who design video game characters don't like my page layout?
Probably because I start to get even more on edge than usual right before a show...which reminds me, I read a great article in this month's Harpers called "Swine of the Times: The making of the modern pig" about America's pork industry: genetically engineered pigs have a propensity to get overly stressed out which causes lactic acid to develop in the muscle tissue which produces pale, soft, exudative (PSE) pork (where meat is spongy, pale mush that doesn't taste very good) sound familiar? Anyway, the article has made me seriously consider taking up yoga and becoming a vegetarian again.