2014 has been a busy year with lots going on. It’s my second year of working since university and it’s probably been the most progressive.
I’ve put a fair amount of effort into learning more this year and I’ve enhanced my skillset. There’s still lots more to know but I’m relatively happy with the level I’m at. That said, I really want to improve my JS skills to a more advanced level next year. I’m reading and writing as many articles as possible and I’ve been especially eager to listen to – and learn from – many others in the industry.
I’m also really pleased that I’ve started to learn sign language, something I’ve been saying I wanted to do since university.
Being a .net awards nominee in 2013 was a very tough feat to beat and I’ve not managed anything of a similar level as far as awards are concerned. My highlight of the year was probably the “Life in Numbers” project that I created. It was really good fun to work on and received a large amount of views in a short space of time, you can read more about it here. Another project that is worth a mention is the Teamgenerator project I worked on as this was a massive learning curve and really improved my PHP.
I’m planning a large side project in 2015 and it’s going to be very time-consuming. However it’s also going to be a great opportunity for me to put new skills into practice in addition to the fact that side projects are something I always enjoy. I will be making an announcement in the near future, In the meantime you can check out my latest Dribbble shots for a sneak preview.
Last year’s numbers were always going to be incredibly tough to beat with all the exposure I obtained from the .net awards, however I’ve still achieved some good figures.
Pageviews – 75k
Unique – 34k
Pageviews – 60k
Unique – 15k
Pageviews – 70k
Unique – 16k
Pageviews – 4.5k
Unique – 2.7k
Pageviews – 5k
Unique – 1k
Pageviews – 2.5k
Unique – 1.5k
Pageviews – 19k
Unique – 15k
Almost a quarter of a million hits this year. Thanks to everyone who checked out my stuff.
My aims for 2014 were:-
I’m pleased to say that I’ve totally smashed all these targets and achieved so much more too. The bullet points below are the answers to the above.
2015 is a big year for me, I’m excited about this forthcoming year. I’m going to put more time into things that are important, and less time into those that don’t matter much.
Finally thanks to anyone who’s helped me in this past year, I’m indebted to many different people. Thanks to anyone who has followed me on twitter, gave some advice in a forum, gave feedback on a Dribbble shot, wrote a blog post or just made a website which gave me some inspiration.
All the best to everyone in 2015