PINC.US has a new look, featuring full bleed images, a dynamic site index (coming soon), and a handful of subtle upgrades. There are still a few glitchy elements, but they should be resolved shortly .
PINC.US is currently undergoing site maintenance, and much of its content is inaccessible. For the time being, please enjoy the redesigned blog, and check back soon for an updated design.
I'm almost ready to retire the current version of my website, one of my favorite site designs to date. PINC.US V7 is in the works and should be up by the end of September. The new site will feature full bleed images and a better project index as well as a bunch of incremental improvements.
2013 marks the tenth year of my website, and in honor of that milestone, I'll be re-posting some highlights over the coming days and weeks. As always, I look forward to keeping the site updated with my latest projects, work from my friends, and whatever else I find interesting. Thanks for visiting and stay tuned.
Here it is..
I'm shutting down the most recent version of my website. It lasted two years, pretty good in web-time. I'll be launching the beta version of my new site ASAP. I think this will be the 6th edition, but I'll have to check on that.
I’ve been playing around with some new looks for this site, but I haven’t settled on anything yet. There are some new cool projects on the horizon, and they will be up there as soon as they are ready.
My 2008 web design made it about 6 months. I liked it, but I’ve started working on something new. The site should be back in full force pretty soon.
I’m retiring the previous layout for my site today, and trying to wrap up a new design. Its mostly finished. I was working towards a cleaner look / layout, faster downloading, making it easier to share and bookmark entries, optimizing for handheld devices (because i bought one), and fixing the video player. I’m planning on adding a section devoted to studios I’ve taught / plan to teach as well as relevant resources / downloads. And possibly a section devoted to my new firm Bureau V. In time…
Looking through my old files I came across this early version of my last website. It is missing all of the content, but it shows the performance pretty well. I was trying to make a site that could constantly redesign itself based on certain parameters. The hexagon, which is wildly overused these days, seemed like a nice way to add a geometrical component into a random organization algorithm. There are a lot of subtle features built in that make the interface rather sophisticated. If you scroll over the hexagons they scale in proximity to the mouse. Clicking a hexagon causes the colors of every other hexagon to fade into a randomly selected new color. The buttons on the darker hexagon eventually became the navigation system for the whole site, but for now they just regenerate the system (you can also do this by pressing space). My friend Alex Mollere who is getting his Phd. in Mathematics figured out that there are approximately 36,000,000,000,000,000 possible graphic layouts for this site not including shifts in color.
These screenshots show variations of the original version of this website. The idea was to produce a site that constantly designed itself. Based on geometric relationships, randomization, and automated color selection, it produced billions of unique layouts, allowing chance to play a greater part in the design process.