2022 update of many things.
After two years of full-time freelancing, I took a step back from my activity. I especially questioned my positioning and the services I was offering.
No more print
Even though I am trained in branding, I rarely do it and do not practice it in my free time. The same goes for “classic” graphic design. Posters, flyers and other leaflets have disappeared from my quotes for a long time. It seems logical to me to no longer explicitly offer these services because I consider that I am no longer sufficiently competent or interested.
Internet all the way
On the other hand, I spend my time doing web stuff. A lot of development, some design and a fait amout of server configuration. It is therefore obvious for me to offer more specific web offerings, in which I have specialised.
Thus, accessibility and eco-design become integrated expertises in my practice. They are no longer options on a quote but my core business.
I have reworked my website, especially the homepage and its content, to better reflect these decisions.
I have also made several behavioural changes:
- external links no longer open in a new window. I read this article about opening links in a new window and I haven’t found a good reason to continue using this behaviour;
- I have removed the open graph and twitter card meta tags as I fully agree with this opinion (in french) by @HTeuMeuLeu;
- same for the favicon;
- I only trigger animations if the user has not asked the system to reduce the amount motion (reference).
I am working on reducing the weight of my pages as much as possible, although I will certainly have to change tools (again) (hello astro 👀).
On a personal level, I have committed myself to a more responsible digital world by joining the Good-it! (in french) collective and by actively participating in its development.
I have also started teaching in several schools. I mainly intervene on digital courses by teaching design and development. I take this opportunity to to make future generations aware of accessibility and eco-design.