There were a number of glitches and bugs that had made their way into my website over the past year, and I’ve wanted to clean up the look of the site for some time. It sat neglected while I toiled away at my former job. Maintaining a dynamic site requires constant attention, but with my latest updates and improvements I’m hoping required maintenance will be minimal, so I can focus on content, and doing all sorts of neat and (hopefully) interesting things in the process.
As I went through all the posts on this site (minus posts in on-the-go), I realized the theme of the above paragraph appears far too often. After all, I updated the look of the site only just over a year ago. A few things I hope to do to the site over time: 1) move my video posts to Quicktime. 2) improve single-post view of images videos, and 3) Avoid putting two solid weeks of work into the site to “freshen it up.”
Compare the old to the new. The old has a lot of wasted space and feels dirty:
I wanted a look that was tighter and simpler, if not cleaner. This is what I came up with: