For years I’ve been obsessed with the idea of breaking the tradition of websites as a 24-7 accessible version of your business. What if your site was only accessible for certain hours of the day? Sure that would be incredibly frustrating for some people, but it would be an amazing way to show a consistency of vision and would most likely garner some great publicity for the company brave enough to try it out. While I’m still waiting for a client who would embrace the idea of creating a less than fully accessible website, I’ve decided to try a less aggressive version of this idea out myself.
My resolution for 2014 is to spend less time in front of the computer doing day-to-day business and more time actually making art. As part of that I’ve restricted my office hours to only Monday through Thursday, leaving Friday for coffee shop meetings, creative projects, and other adventures out and about (for the most part). As a way to remind my clients, and myself, that I’m only available for part of the week to talk about projects, my site now changes depending on the day and time of day that it’s viewed. So if you’re seeing a black background right now then you now I’m not available and if it’s a white background I’m most likely staring at my computer screen (or a few feet away from it).
Like everything else I’ve done with Another Limited Rebellion, this is an experiment in creating a world I want to live in, rather than just accepting the way things are. Let me know what you think. And hey, if you’re willing to try the extreme version of this idea get in touch and I’ll connect you to the awesome programmers at Team Eight who hooked this up for me.