The domain haykranen.nl was registered on September 27, 2004. The first version of this website was launched on Monday October 31th, 2005.
I got bored of this design pretty fast apparently, because version 2.0 was released only 15 months later on January 1st, 2007.
After that i thought i had found perfection because it took me more than five and a half years to come up with version 3.0, launched Saturday June 23rd 2012. Back then i thought images were overrated, so i got rid of all of them.
After some time i decided that i had taken the ‘less is more’ philosophy just a little too far, so i added back some images and random photographs from my holidays as the background (let’s call this version 3.1).
Somewhere between the end of September and October 2015 i decided to change things radically and re-introduce a little more elegance with version 4 of this site. I was done with writing blogposts with every relaunch, so that’s why i don’t even know the exact date.
Apart from redesigning my logo to look like an antiques dealer i finally added a proper portfolio section.
And that’s it for now. I would love to take a peek at the redesign for 2046. Unfortunately Elon Musk hasn’t invented a time machine yet (but i’m sure he will!).