And we’re off. (And Happy 2010!)

Well, here it is. The grand opening of Version 3.0 of the Ironside Photography website, just in time for the grand opening of 2010. Hipper and cleaner than ever, it’s been a while in the making. Thanks to Zach Jordan for all of his  help in developing the site. Thanks to Father Time for keeping the wheels churning. For old times sakes, here are screen shots from Versions 1 and 2 of the site. Ah, the memories. Back in high school, I used one of the first renditions of iWeb to make my first website. It was plain and simple, but it showed some images and told who I was. Simple enough. This was back when I was learning layers in Photoshop, shooting with a Canon Powershot A80 point-and-shoot and eventually a Nikon n6006 SLR, and learning that cross-processing film was fun (I really should experiment with that again).

Then in the beginning of my freshman year of college, I met Zach, and he he designed Version 2.0 for me from scratch. This is where I learned what CSS was, and got my first taste of HTML and the pains of web design. Cleaner than before, and fairly functional.

And that brings us to today. Version 3.0. What you see now. I’ve chosen to use WordPress to run my site–it’s simpler, I can update it from anywhere, and there are plugins out the wazoo to customize it as I see fit. Hopefully it will fare better than the last two–by the end of this year, with the old site, I was almost up to 1,000 unique visitors a month. So, here’s to a new year, a new website, and new goals. Expect kinks for the next little while, but after that, this site should be up, running, and fantastic. See you then.

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