I’m delighted to welcome you to the third version of richardsweeney.com!
The typography is based on a few 17th century books that are important sources for my work with historical performance and that have kept me good musical company over the years. John Dowland’s ‘varietie of lvte lessons’ (published 1610) was of particular interest to me, the typography is beautiful, not to mention the music!
I had been planning to start writing a blog for a while now and having worked a lot with WordPress of late, it was really a joy to implement. I’m planning to blog about both music and design in equal measure, but I guess we’ll see how that pans out.
One thing I hope to do is to be able to give back a little to the online web design community. It’s amazing how open the community is, how willing to share knowledge people are. I have often wished that it were the same within the world of historical performance, which by comparison seems so closed. Perhaps it’s time for a historical performance Wikipedia? The whole area has, in my opinion, really stagnated of late – where are this generation’s pioneers?!
Anyway, that’s a discussion for another day. Right now, I’m planning to add some beginner tutorials in the aspects of web design I find most interesting and rewarding, namely jQuery and WordPress. I’m not an expert in either subject by any means, but I remember well what it was like to be a complete beginner and I’d love to help provide an easy way in for total noobs!