Well, I’ve finished the new blog style. It’s based on Mimbo. It’s a pretty old theme, but I liked the architecture of it. The layout suited my needs. However, I did have to do some modificationto make everything work. I would’ve preferred a frontend for all the options instead of sniffing around all the files and functions, but the important thing is that it looks the way I want it to. The images won’t show up on the front page, but that’s okay. It’s handled in some weird way that I don’t want to mess with, so I’m not going to bother with it.
I feel the new style is much more readable and highlights more on my blog. On the front page you see three of the most active categories: Journal, Articles, and Thoughts. The original theme had a features column on the left and a single latest article for three other categories. I decided that I wanted to be able to see further back in my journal at a glance, considering that it is makes up the meat of my blog. Secondly I wanted to highlight my articles: they are something I enjoy writing and put a small amount of effort into, so it’s only natural I want them more visible. Then there are my Thoughts section, which is basically there for no real reason other than that I have nothing else to display.There is one thing…I’ve forgotten to somehow integrate “and the kitchen sink” into my logo. I’m going to go work on that now. Then again, it’s a little long…who knows, I’ll see. If anybody has any comments on comparing the two styles, feel free to respond.