An interesting observation from the most recent articles from A List Apart:
Client sites are children you give to adoptive parents to raise. When it’s your own site, you have only yourself to take the credit or the blame for how things work out. You have the luxury to find and fix and agonize and obsess, but it’s also hard to know when to stop. I knew I’d achieved my personal goal for the redesign when another designer said that it didn’t feel like a complete departure from my old design, but a natural maturation and evolution.
That sort of natural evolution and maturation is what I’m trying to do this summer for the Whitman Pioneer. We’ll see how it ends up.