updated: December 22nd, 2006 / Ross Johnson / 2 Comments

About my redesign, just incase anyone cares

I am still working out all the bugs (and there are quite a few), but I think functionally and in form this design works much better than my previous one. Hopefully I will like it long enough to keep it around, but I am not going to hold my breath.

Type my man, Type

I decided to focus on type, since this is, after all little more than my daily (weekly?) ramblings. There might be a rare screenshot from time to time, but for the most part it is all the written word. I found a typeface called “Aharoni” that is hint of jazz while still legible. It has some subtle stresses, that make it more interesting than other thick fonts such as impact.

With the release of sIFR 3 I was able to take advantage of Aharoni in places other than the logo and the sidebar images. Now supporting leading (as well as a ton of other great features) it truly is a powerful tool, and worked perfectly with my vision.

More Features

I am trying to load up the site with more regular features, one of them will be site reviews and sites that I dig (as seen on the right column). I plan on reviewing one site a week that I stumble across or is submitted, which will then be inserted into my CSS Gallery. Expect more regular features and columns.

Gotta get it working…

I still have to do some tweaking, the comments don’t load on the front page and my previous posts skip the 5 or so latest (wtf mate?). The Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin doesn’t want to display a tag cloud, and my topics page needs a lot of work. Further the site is not 800×600 compatible, I am going to use some javascript to try and kick it into shape when I get around to it. In the mean time leave me a comment telling me that you love it or hate it, because it’s back to work I go.

2 thoughts About my redesign, just incase anyone cares

  1. Looks great man, it is inspiring me to get off my lazy but and actually redesign my site. I love how the header of the article is in the top black area and I think you have chosen the perfect treatments for it, the date/comments posted area and the headers in the articles. Oh yeah and the sIFR headers are freakin sweet looking.

    I also like the separation of the comments and Previous post down here in the bottom with the black.

    Not sure if its an issue but the latest article didn’t show up in my Google RSS Reader.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks Dan, I am glad you like it too! I am really pleased with how it came out astheticly. Keeping it simple seemed to work better than all the glitzy ideas I have been coming up with prior… and the new version of sIFR are amazing.

    I just need to get it working functionally now, which will take some tweaking. The RSS problem is one of the items I need to address.

    Looking forward to seeing your new design for your blog. Happy Holidays!


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