I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

New Month, New Look — Part 2

Well I guess if you are read­ing this you will notice that I have returned to the old boots of Elec­tric Week­end. I am using the theme which Ben cod­ed for me, although I am mak­ing a few changes to it. The port­fo­lio sec­tion, which to be hon­est nev­er got off the ground, has gone and the asides (or my cre­ative spark) have been replaced with the Link­age from the Pink Octo­ber theme. I felt these links gave me more of a flow­ing con­tent and rep­re­sent­ed more of my cre­ative sparks, they are as ever, sup­plied by Ma.gnolia.com.
The oth­er slight change is in the head­er. It has shrunk a lit­tle bit, well rather a lot, its less than half the height it was before and yes at the moment it is emp­ty! I felt this was a nec­es­sary change as before the head­er was very large and meant the con­tent was pushed down the page. The con­tent is of course the most impor­tant part of a blog, and so I have decid­ed to make it more vis­i­ble fromt he off. Some­thing will appear in the head­er although I am yet to work out what, maybe my name as before, but chances are it will be some­thing dif­fer­ent.
I also have to work out what I am going to use a cou­ple of oth­er ele­ments for. Well, when I say cou­ple of ele­ments I mean the side­bar in the archives and about page. The about page one could be easy to devel­op, maybe includ­ing some links to my oth­er areas of the inter­net such as face­book and last.fm, the archives one could be a lit­tle more tricky. There are also lit­tle bits of the side­bar that need tweak­ing as well, main­ly in the way the links in my cre­ative spark are being dis­played, they seem a lit­tle seper­ate from the rest of the site at the moment.
If this sounds like a mas­sive re-design then you would be wrong, not a lot of the site is going to change, it will pret­ty much be as it was when the theme was orig­i­nal­ly devel­oped, I guess you could say this is more of a realign­ment. Keep your eyes peeled as I begin to tweak ele­ments of it etc.

2 responses

  1. Hon­est­ly, I like this bet­ter than the one I was work­ing on. ;). It looks also like this iter­a­tion will be eas­i­er for you to update. That port­fo­lio thing you had was crazy hard to code :D.

  2. Ha, yeh sor­ry about that! The port­fo­lio part nev­er real­ly came to fruition so I aban­doned it. Sim­ple is always bet­ter! I’m still tweak­ing it, and would love to upgrade to 0.9 just don’t have the time. I also like the way your site is evolv­ing, it slow­ly seems to be com­ing your own ver­sion of Cut­line!

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