So, I decided to give my site a quick redesign for the May 1st CSS Reboot. It should be noted that Iâ€™m not a web designer, but just a geeky programmer with a thing for standards-based design. I hope you enjoy my entry and my work.
When planning out the redesign of my site, I wanted to emphasize my different interests, without having a typical â€˜boringâ€™ blog and/or link list.
To do this, I grouped together all of my blog posts and links, sorted by date, then figured out when I had â€˜spurtsâ€™ of interest in something. For example, I might be interested in Ruby for a couple days â€“ but then may not revisit it for a couple weeks (which I attempt to emphasize on my site).
I also wanted to really emphasize the projects that Iâ€™m working on. I did this by adding a piece of constant navigation (in the right-hand sidebar) which always points to them.
So, I hope you like the new design â€“ Iâ€™m fairly pleased with it. Some of the fonts in the blog posts could use some work, but other than that â€“ I think itâ€™s fine.
Sean Graham (May 1, 2006 at 1:12 pm)
Looks great! I am woefully ignorant of modern HTML/CSS usage.. I should really get my learnin’ on and play some catch-up. Somethin’ tells me that this web thing just might catch on!
Sean Graham (May 1, 2006 at 1:13 pm)
http://ejohn.org/blog/reboot/feed/ == 404
John Resig (May 1, 2006 at 2:01 pm)
Thanks Sean! Concerning the feed link, that was a feature that I removed in the redesign – so I just removed the link! Now all is good.
Alan (May 1, 2006 at 5:33 pm)
I like what you have done (am I gonna get bored saying that checking out reboots???)
I think there is a tendancy to squeeze as much in as possible into these things but yours is nice and clean and does what it says on the tin (err, well, your front page).
Galen (May 4, 2006 at 10:15 am)
Dude, hot redesign! I enjoy the commentary and the products. Keep up the good work.