Career-wise, I am happily moving beyond the realm of “web designer” this year. My ambitions have my mind elsewhere: usability assessments, strategy analysis and planning, an MBA.

As a result, the actual build-out of my new corporate site (which should go live any day now) took a while to get started. As I work on it, I feel like a teenager getting back on a bicycle after receiving a driver’s license: I know how it’s done, and I’m good at it, but I’d so rather be in the new ride.

Of course, the need to know HTML, CSS and browser compatibility are far from irrelevant to my career, so it’s good to regain my proverbial sea legs. After the launch I shall dive headfirst back into RSS and XML feeds.

But that bicycle only gets me so far. And I can’t wait to start driving every day.