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…when a UX Specialist’s fancy turns to site redesigns.
I am still tinkering with it a little bit – adjusting fonts and hex codes and the like – but this will basically be it for the next year or so until I get the itch to overhaul everything again.
When I look back over all of the iterations of this site from 2003 up until now (or think back over them, since I didn’t always bother to take screenshots for posterity’s sake) it seems like it has been one long, slow march toward minimalism. That first site design back in 2003… man, was it busy. And colorful. The way that I have been trending lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a couple of years, this is nothing but black text centered on a white page. Then, who knows, maybe I will loop all of the way back around to busy and colorful again.
I have had this site for about 8 years, and in all of that time I have always hand-coded everything, even my journal.
Journal software has come a long way since then, and my webhost makes it even easier to use by offering wordpress as a handy little widget that you can add with (literally) the click of a button. No messy downloading, and installing, and then futzing with something like MoveableType.
So about a month ago I clicked the button and added a wordpress blog to my site, and then I let it just sit there while I re-designed the rest of the site. And then I let it just sit there a little longer because the task of then taking the wordpress blog and editing all of the CSS and HTML so that it matched the rest of the re-designed site was exhausting to contemplate.
I finally decided to bite the bullet and just get it done. I found and imported the most simple theme that I could find that matched my general requirements (I used the “Journalist” theme) and then proceeded to completely change it. I will probably still tweak it a bit here and there as I go along, but on the whole I am pretty happy that I got it to more or less match everything else.
If you want to look at all of my older journal entries, check out the “Archives” section of the site.