In case you haven't picked it up, my name is Andy. I'm a university student, I'm twenty-one years old and I'm from Liverpool. I absolutely love the city and would recommend it to anyone - living away from home has made me realise what a great city it is. As the saying goes, you can take the boy out of Liverpool, but you can't take Liverpool out of the boy.
I have been running this blog since late 2005 - a ridiculously long amount of time when I think about it. In that time it has gone through all sorts of different designs but hopefully it's entertained a few people along the way too. I don't really have a lot of time to write a lot for it anymore, but it is still my baby and I love designing it. Maybe my priorities are the wrong way round there for a blog, but I hope the content it produces - including songs I love and small thoughts - is good enough.
You see, I have always had a keen interest in web design - I was designing even before Thinktank - and, while I haven't chosen to follow it up with my career choice, it's still something that I love to do. I like to think I've got much better over time, too!
My other interests include films, watching TV, going out and music - I love finding new music. I have quite a diverse taste, as I'm sure you've picked up from my top artists, recently played and loved songs. I'm also quite interested in fashion, a result of my occasional part time job, so that explains any random posts about clothes. I am also a big Liverpool FC fan.
I also run The Springfield Connection, a fansite for The Simpsons. You may wonder why. Again, it's something which I've worked on for a while now, originally with somebody else but now on my own. I think, after putting so much time into it, I don't want it to suddenly disappear, and I see it as a great way of experimenting with web design. Again, probably twisted priorities - I'm not really a huge fan of the show anymore - but it's something I enjoy doing.
Thinktank is hand-coded in pure HTML and CSS, based on designs I mock up in Photoshop. I'm pretty proud of that, considering I've learnt it all from scratch. Now, if only I could pick up my degree that easily...
Special thanks go to Mike from The Broken Minor for hosting me for a number of years now. He's kept Thinktank alive.
Hello my name is Andy.I am a twenty-one year old student from Liverpool, UK.
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I also run a successful fansite dedicated to The Simpsons.
The Springfield Connection