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 Design

Well guys, thanks to a lit­tle hic­cough when I was upgrad­ing my Word­Press install (which I think failed!) I’ve been forced to acti­vate my new­ly designed theme slight­ly ear­ly. The prob­lem was most like­ly my fault, the update was the first time I had used Trans­mit to upgrade and for what­ev­er rea­son it decid­ed to delete my plu­g­ins and theme direc­to­ries. I’ve quick­ly fixed the issue and we seem to be up and run­ning again.
The focus of this post is to intro­duce you guys to my new look for Elec­tric Week­end. After brief flir­ta­tions with this site try­ing to be my blog, my port­fo­lio, and then a test with Tum­blr the last few months have helped me to focus the pur­pose of EW. So for the first time, I think, I have a design that is not try­ing to be a port­fo­lio site, not try­ing to be a gen­er­al web­site for me, but is just being what it’s meant to be. A blog. It’s also a first for this place in that the theme is a dark one. I’ve always kin­da want­ed to give one a try, but nev­er found one which I liked and nev­er real­ly felt the direc­tion designs went. But this one actu­al­ly feels like it could have some life in it. I like the ini­tial appear­ance and I hope I have the tone of the text on the dark back­ground right. As with pre­vi­ous designs, you will notice two dis­tinct types of post. One for my “links” and one for my main posts. They are defined not only in for­mat, but also with colour. The bor­der­ing line above each post will indi­cate which type of post is com­ing next, so that you can decide to read on!
I feel for the first time I have a theme on the blog which actu­al­ly feels fair­ly refined and to a cer­tain extent, pol­ished. This has been helped by some­thing which I’ve been try­ing to cre­ate for a long while. Elec­tric Week­end now has, what I feel to be a strong iden­ti­ty. As I hint­ed ear­li­er I now feel like I know a lit­tle more of what this place is to be and want­ed to reflect this in a clear iden­ti­ty in the form of a logo. It’s tak­en me a while to arrive at this, and the logo went through a lot of revi­sions before arriv­ing at the form you now see. Some of you may have seen the ear­ly ver­sion I post­ed on Flickr some­time before Christ­mas, so you can see where ear­ly things began.
So if you’ve read this in your feed read­er, come and have a look.
Dis­claimer: Due to the error in the upgrade, and the ear­ly launch, there might be a few funky bits that have yet to be cor­rect­ed but rest assured these will be done in the next day or two.