Remember my goals for 2009? One of the goals was: Finally changing / update my template. Today, I'm proud to release this template, giving Marcofolio.net a totally new and unique look.
I already had my template designed November 2008, but never had the time to convert it to HTML/CSS. I was really lucky to be the winner of a PSD to XHTML contest on CrazyLeaf. The guys from Feathercode did a real good job at converting my PSD to a nice XHTML page.
Since I'm using Joomla!, I still needed to transfer this XHTML to a Joomla! template. It took me a while, but it's finally here: the new template for Marcofolio.net is placed in the wild!
The first international SOA Symposium was held on the 7th and 8th of October in the Amsterdam ArenA. Ironically enough, the abbreviation "SOA" in The Netherlands is the translation of a STD (Sexually transmitted disease). But at the symposium, everyone knew what a SOA ment for programmers: a Service-oriented architecture.
A little background on this article: As some of you already know, I'm a student at the College of Arnhem and Nijmegen Computer science Communication. I'm doing my minor right now, which is about EAD (Enterprise Application Development). Not going into further details here, but a SOA is one part of the EAD. This is the main reason why my fellow students, teachers and myself were present at the symposium.
This post is a review about my personal impressions of each speaker session and the overall symposium, just in case you're planning to visit the next International SOA Symposium and sharing my thoughts. This are the speaker sessions that I've been following.
7th of October, 2008
Art Ligthart, Thomas Erl, Sandy Carter - Opening Keynotes*
I've already told you before I'm working on a new layout for Marcofolio.net. I don't know when this design will go live (I'm really busy these days) but I'll promise you: It'll be a lot different than this one.
The design is a matter of taste, but articles is another story. Therefor I'm requesting feedback on articles you would like to see on Marcofolio.net. Just like other websites / blogs, I really want to bring the best to my readers.
If you have any other ideas that are interesting, please share by placing it in the comments. I'm all ears and maybe your idea will make it in the next update of Marcofolio.net. So the question really is:
What do you want to see on this website?
Thank you for your time and helping me improve this website.
Everything has to start small. The same counts for blogs. These days, the blog-o-sphere is dominated by a couple of blogs that have many readers. I'm pretty sure you've heard (and seen) blogs like PSDTuts, Abduzeedo and Noupe. One day, I hope Marcofolio.net becomes one of those big websites too.
But did you ever wonder, how these awesome websites looked liked in the good old days? Look no further, because here's a list showing blog layouts before they were big.
The image above is showing my website (Marcofolio.net) on Jun 09, 2002. It wasn't my domain back then, so I don't know what kind of website it was. If you want to take a guess, I'm all ears.
This article is showing the old designs of popular blogs that currently have a beautiful layout (mostly design blogs). It's possible that the moment the screenshots were taken, the owner of the site is someone else than now (like my website).
This (we)blog brings you information about (web)design, blogging tips, (programming) tutorials and much, much more. I can't describe Marcofolio.net in words: Just look around and be amazed. Many (new) visitors have a habit to stick around, just because of the variety of articles.
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