The Website Existential Crisis
After several months of work, I recently spearheaded the release of the new matrix.org website. The website refresh was long overdue. It started as a project to pay off tech debt, and I decided to take it as an opportunity to redesign it entirely.
Redesigning a website goes beyond applying a fresh coat of CSS: it can (and maybe should) make your project go through an existential crisis. You need to put words on who you are, what you do, for whom, and who you’re talking to. It requires stepping out of your comfort zone but it rewards you with a better compass for your project. I decided to apply the lessons learnt along the way to my personal website.