While I initially enjoyed my original layout for the first few months, I eventually began to feel like it was too cluttered and had too much going on. I personally like minimalistic and organized interfaces, so I had been brainstorming new theme ideas for a few months now. It wasn’t until this weekend that I decided to just blindly start working on a new theme without an initial sketch, which surprisingly turned out quite well. I also applied some of my new knowledge of CSS and how severs work to make updating/managing the site much easier in the future. For instance, I originally had copy and pasted the navigation menu onto each individual webpage. Which is okay for only a few pages, but it can get overwhelming with any more. Any small change would mean I’d have to change each and every page on the website. However, now I’m using Server Side Includes (SSI) for the nagivation which means I only have to edit one page for the changes to propagate across all of the affected pages. Yee!
I also like the new logo much more. Now onto business cards!