Ok my name is Aaron Witherow and I didn’t spend a lot of time choosing a domain name. I am approaching 30 but I am still reluctant to grow up, although its happening more day by day. I am originally from Coleraine in Northern Ireland but now currently reside in Melbourne Australia and have been here for nearly four years.
I am a web designer/developer and I have a keen interest in technology, design, photography and all things Mac. My photography has become a bigger part of my life over the past five or six years and this is something I really want to get better at.
I also collect social networks and I am part of a few too many, most of which are listed on my contact page.
About this site
This site does not really have a clear goal but is here primarily for me to test and develop my skills. Lately time has not allowed me to add much functionality but I change things around now and then. This site is also my blog, my portfolio(when I get around to adding stuff) and my playground.
I am a keen advocate of standards based web design and I try to make this as prominent as possible in my day to day work so it is no surprise that this site is built using xhtml strict and valid css, all with tables banished to the kitchen. The backend uses the excellent Expression Engine which I think is the best. It is flexible when incorporating my designs and pumps out standard code which is great. I have had a site up on this domain since 2004 which had a custom built CMS and unfortunately I couldn’t migrate over the older posts to my Expression Engine database.
I have not really tested the site in IE much, had a quick look. Although currently the site sticks to pretty much cross browser code I do plan to do a bit more with experimental CSS and add a few more jQuery tricks here and there.
About my Photography
I have really come to enjoy taking photos over the last few years. I am constantly trying to get better and find myself collecting more and more photography equipment. I use flickr at the moment to host my photos as flickr enables you to be part of a community and this is crucial to getting better. A photoblog is somewhere in the pipeline too but I’m not really sure when I will get around to it.
Current photography equipment
- Camera Bodies
- Lowepro Slingshot 200AW Camera bag
- Various UV and polarizer filters, camera bags and assortments