Okay, so by now you'll have realised that it's very much a work-in-progress. The site is still missing a lot of the features I'd like to have: delicious bookmark integration, article tags, etc. However, I wanted to get something up before I started my new job at LOVEFiLM so that I didn't have an excuse not to write interesting web development articles.
Speaking of articles, I have one in the works on lanyon, the python-based static site generator that I used to build this site. lanyon was born out of my fascination with static page generation and my desire to learn python properly. I was inspired by both Jekyll and Hyde — in fact, Dr. Lanyon was the name of the character who first encounters Hyde in the classic novella — and although lanyon isn't quite as robust or as flexible as either of those two yet I think it was a worthwhile exercise.
I've decided to use this site as an opportunity to start messing with some of the new semantic elements in HTML5, but doing so in a way that is backwards-compatible with browsers that have no idea what to do with those elements. Yes, I'm looking at you, Internet Explorer.
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What's in a name?
I can't actually take credit for the statichtml.com domain name and the delectable way it plays against my former blog at dynamicflash.com; you (and I) have Ian Pouncey to thank for that little witticism.