Out with the Old, In with the New


We’re sporting the new look… and as you can see it’s drastically slimmed down.  Some things of note for this new 2009 rev:

  • Big content areas.  The main content area is 710 pixels wide.
  • A focus on simplicity.  I want this year to be more about content and less about the “cool” gadgets, widgets, and gizmos that lump up the page.
  • Typography.  Period.  Make it pretty. Check.
  • 1 sidebar. I now have a rigorous checklist for items that are going to make it on that puppy…
  • Advertising. I no longer swing the big Fortune 50 executive gig.  My servers cost a butt load.  My fault, I know.  I’m not going more than a 125×125 piece.  And the unobtrusive nature of the sidebar will make those 125’s stand out but not get in the way.
  • Plugins have decreased by 50%.  I had nearly 20 of them running.  I now have less than 10.
  • Page size has decreased, page load has quickened, and caching has been double checked.  I bet @lightvox could make it even faster.  Jerk.
  • Pagination.  If you have more than 50 posts, you should highly consider pagination of your posts.  The “next post” / “previous post” is ghetto and ineffective.  When was the last time you actually browsed that way?
  • A deep review of content focus and areas of blogging.  This has a lot to do with where I’m headed in the blogosphere and what I want to do with my life.

Deepest thanks and support for everyone who’s graced this blog… you guys are my rock and encourage me to to simply be “better”.

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