New Look

I spent the better part of today working on a couple of things … the first was my garage. I can now not only get a car in there, but we can still make it to the fridge, Madeline’s bike, my bike, the tools, the winter supply of fire wood, and everything else we need.

The other thing is a new look and feel. I started with the idea that I was going to switch to MovableType, but I couldn’t get it to work on my host. After fighting with their tech support people via their live chat service I simply gave up — there is a blog post about that interaction for the future. You see the blog has blown up with MySQL errors twice this week so I was hoping to try out something else. After wasting too much time on that project I switched gears trying to get my database and my WP up to date and stable. It pushed me to make a bunch of changes under the hood. I also decided it was time to make a move away from the K2 world.

I’d love to know what you all think of the new theme … there are still a few issues to work out, but it is time to spend some time with the family. Please let me know what you think!

7 thoughts on “New Look

  1. I like it a lot! Very readable and, I might add, cute. WP is much better anyway. You may have inspired me to put a new face on my site as well.

  2. Marc, thanks! I hope all is well out there in sunny CA. Things are turning very ugly here on the east coast. Keep me posted on your adventures … BTW, what is your URL? Take care and keep up the great work!

  3. Hey Cole… Yeah, LA is great. The weather is a nice distraction from the less attractive elements of 1L life. My site is I was working hard on it last night, pretty much lifting your use of the theme and Spam Karma. I’m also trying to keep up that nice, professional image 🙂

  4. Like the theme – off the shelf, or did you mod this? How brave do we need to be at this point to move into fixed width greater than 800pxls tho? (the workstations at our school’s library are still 800x600pxls – perhaps we are the only folks still stuck with bronze-age monitors?)

  5. Will, it is mostly off the shelf … a couple of changes, but I am trying to keep it “stock.” Jeez, 800 pixels as a standard is something I have not thought about. It is good that you bring it up … I think a lot of us have forgotten those rules (restrictions) and moved to whatever design we like. If this space doesn’t degrade to those environments (and if those environments care to read) I will change. Now that you mention it, I bet there are lots of people still in that space … how do we help move that forward? Should we be designing to a certain spec these days? I live in a strange educational world and want to know the realities of the edu space.

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