About a Website


Robin Rendle, a designer and writer at CSS-Tricks, artfully wrote in a recent post that ‘a website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge‘ adopting from Laurel Schwulst‘s essay titled My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?! Robin is a prolific writer and I regularly read his notes, what he calls his rants.

Writing about his website, Robin writes quoting from Lauel, ‘when you put energy into a website, in turn the website helps form your own identity‘.

This place here is my library and anti-library. It is full of the worst and best parts of me, and with each I hope to better understand. And then hopefully improve. I want this place to be full of the half-finished things. The stories that aren’t good enough to publish, the ideas half-edited. I want the spelling mistakes and the excitement of not really having a plan when you sit down in front of your keyboard. This isn’t the New Yorker, I’m not here to impress anyone. I’m just a kid with a keyboard, typing and figuring out things as I go.

Robin views his websites as “a boat and a puddle, a room to help me make mistakes and to focus my attention in the right spot. But that doesn’t mean your website has to be the same! Because, as Laurel writes so eloquently: a website can be so very many things”.