Why 'Eye for Information' is like it is

On this page: In order to fit the home page into a reasonable space, I had to squeeze the content right down. This page expands a bit on why I created the site, since the initial selection of items may seem quirky.

You can also read more details on the design principles for the site (for example, use of frames, page widths and fonts, use of images etc.). There's more about how I designed the site in the case study.

Why so much text?

This site is, as you may have noticed by now, mostly words. This is often seen as a liability by image-conscious webmasters, but since the mainstay of my work is the written word, it's natural that my site should be text-based. I have tried to use images where they add to the actual content of a page, but not just to look flashy or decorate the page.

Isn't this an odd selection of content?

There are uncounted good web resource sites out there, some backed by multinational corporations, and some run by dedicated individuals with time to spare. Since I fall into neither category (I am dedicated, but the first call on my time is client work), I know I can't compete with them.

I have tried to include some content (for example, the virtual meadow) that is unique, and in my web resources section, I have tried to present things from a decidedly practical perspective that will, I hope, be useful. By using this site as a case study, I hope to illustrate the principles of good practice in creating web sites, rather than expounding lists of do's and don'ts.

When designing the site, I came up with a list of aims, and the content I have chosen reflects these. It's partly personal, but more importantly a showcase for what I can do.