What is the purpose of this website?
I hand built this website to showcase my photos and videos of squirrels. I also look through the photos submitted to our Flickr Group at the end of each week and select those that I think capture squirrels at their best. We also have a Facebook Page which I post squirrel videos from around the internet daily!
How did you think up this
sh$% GREAT idea?
I took up photography as a hobby to help relieve stress and became really passionate about it. This also meant that I'd spend most of my
savings spare money towards "fancy" and expensive camera gear purchases. I also happen to live near a park which has a lot of trees and means I see squirrels daily! At the same time my Flickr page was also getting a lot of hits on my squirrel photos. That's when I decided to build this website to justify my gear lust and share my squirrel content with like minded people!
Why did you hand-build this website?
I work at nDeviX, which means I hand-build custom websites as my actual job. I also didn't want to rely on third party platforms like Wordpress™, Joomla™, Weebly™ etc, which IMHO are overloaded with a bunch of bloat that would slow things down. Also I needed to have as much control over my content as possible, so using a web service like Tumblr™, Medium™ or Blogger™ was out of the question too.