A lot has happened since I existed only on the pages of ChristianPayne.com It was the first website i built with my bare keyboard that didn’t look like it was born in the early 90’s.
As it was a showcase for my photography I found myself continually updating it till I discovered that I could just link buttons to certain pages of my Flickr account. When i updated my Flickr account my website would be updated as well. That made things a hell of a lot easier and I could now just forget about web design and concentrate on media making. And i did.
For years. Lots of years.
Still, I do lots of other stuff now and although I have never really used ChristianPayne.com since OurManInside.com and Documental.ly hit the scene, I didn’t want to just retire it. It still hosts countless other websites and in the basis for my main email address.
When I thought about what I wanted on it I must have thought for about two minutes. Thinking I don’t have an issue with. I can rustle up ideas with very little effort. It’s making those ideas leave my head that requires work.
On this occasion I wanted a site that if someone accidentally stumbled upon it, it would look like a moving business card. Just a load of floating avatars on the screen. In fact I think that is the exact brief I gave to @RichardMackney. “Can you make me a site that is just a load of floating avatars that link to some of the spaces I occupy online?”
And that’s what he did. In no time at all.. I mean seriously, It seemed like only an hour had passed since i tweeted him to me getting a link in a tweet on my phone showing me some iphone friendly moving avatars that actually linked to my online places.
I won’t go on about how Richard makes all of this seem so simple. If you know him you now what it is he does. If not.. Then get to know him. @RichardMackney
So out of a brief twitter conversation, I now have a website reborn. I know it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.. Still, I like it and Richard even made a static page for those that don’t want chase icons round the screen.. http://Documentally.com
I love these kinds of connections. Short conversations on twitter that turn into spontaneous collaborations that can end who knows where.