It was just over a year ago that I wrote this gem.
I shouted to the world that I was done fucking around with how my blog looked and would solely focus on content creation moving forward.
Then a little over a year later, I got a bug up my ass and decided that the best course of action would be to redesign my blog.
So yeah, guess that makes me a liar.
It wasn’t a full tear down or anything like that.I opted to port the site over to Bootstrap 4 as I’ve been enjoying using it over at CrowdSync and intentionally wanted to build off of the old design instead of reinventing things.
Same bones, new skin, I guess you could say.
Thing is though, I don’t actually consider myself a liar. I do happen to say a lot of shit. I have some strong opinions and enjoying sharing them on my blog and with my friends.
Problem there is, I do tend to make these matter of fact proclamations that I end up recanting down the road.
As I like to say, it’s just part of the process.
Case in point, I’ve started using more
vim plugins again (Thanks Brewer
;) even though I swore them off last October
So what sparked all of this? I think the biggest catalyst was the fact that I
have been promoting my startup CrowdSync via a sidebar ad and it was very much
just hacked in there and was distracting the content, especially any
in my VPS showdown posts.
I took a smidge of inspiration from CSS Tricks and implemented the sidebar in such a way that it didn’t interfere with the content itself. I’m very happy with how that turned out.
I also wanted to implement a bit more navigation in the future. Maybe do one of those hipster “uses” pages, perhaps link to a page of all of the calculator type posts I’ve done. Maybe even do a top posts page or an about me page.
With that, I am not going to shout from the rooftops that this is the FINAL final redesign. At least I don’t think it will be.
There’s still some tweaking that will be happening in the coming weeks and if you happen to notice anything wonky, feel free to hit me up about it!