When I threw this blog up on a whim one night, I promised that I would soon put some style on it. Of course I never got around to it. Graphic design is NOT my thing. I’m a code geek; totally left brained. I looked at a few templates a couple of times but never could get enthused. I kept telling myself that “it’s about the content anyway!” so that I could justify letting the site design languish.
I just got off the phone a few minutes ago with Difster. He looked at the new site and proudly told me that the old one was an eyesore.
I knew that. But it’s about the content! Actually, it’s not. I was just being lazy and, in my typical perfectionist way, avoiding tackling something I knew I couldn’t do well.
Now that I’ve explained all that, I have to confess that this design is not remotely mine. It’s the default theme for WordPress 1.5. My hosting service had a problem today (the first problem I’ve had with them in over 5 years) so I decided that since the blog had already been down for a while today, it was as good as scheduled downtime for the 10 minutes or so I’ve been needing to do this upgrade.
I like the new look and I love the new features. WordPress really rocks.
Maybe someday I’ll even get motivated to do some tweaking and add an email address or a background image for that huge frickin’ blue banner or something. The next project is going to be pop-up comments. I’m hoping to complete that tonight… But “The Dukes of Hazzaard” is on as I type this so… no promises.
UPDATE: Pop-up comments are now working. I want no crap from anyone about how the text is all centered and too small and the banner at the top is too big. I’m aware, but I have Dukes to watch. I’ll pretty it up later tonight or tomorrow or sometime later this year. Just be thankful that the main page isn’t an “eyesore” anymore you ungrateful jackals!