I’ve got a dilemma. Well, it’s not really a dilemma, more me working up the nerve to do something.
See, I’ve just joined the executive board of this organisation (which shall remain nameless right now, but I’ve been a member for several years), and I’m thinking of offering my services to redesign their website. The look & feel is kind of flat and dated (IMO), I’ve got issues with some aspects of the structure and navigation scheme, and there are various little details that need work. Now, it’s not a big site, but it does get a fair amount of exposure. So part of me’s asking, Am I being presumptuous here? How much do I really know about Web design? Sure, I read a lot of designers’ blogs, but I’ve got exactly two sites under my belt: this one right here, plus another one for an online RPG I’m no longer a part of, that I redid maybe six years ago. That’s it. Just two. Not a great portfolio. A lot of people will be judging this, and judging me on it. Am I really up for this challenge?
Stupid insecurities. The answer, in case you’re wondering, is: yes. Yes, I feel up to this challenge. I think I’m right to propose it, and I think I’d do a good job. Besides, if I don’t give it a shot, I’ll always be wondering “what if.” So there you go.
(The title, incidentally, is pseudo-Latin for “Seize the crisitunity”—which, as Homer Simpson has taught us, is the Chinese word that means both “crisis” and “opportunity.”)