I’ve been wanting to re-design this site for some time. The previous design dates from late 2005, and has been in place for the best part of 2 1/2 years. So here’s a brand new look for the site.
I was planning a wordy post for this, but instead here’s what has changed in bullet form:
- I’m now using Movable Type’s default templates, rather than my homegrown solution
- I’ve upgraded to MT 4.2 Release Candidate 1
- I’m using the widget system, rather than hand-coding everything in long template files
I don’t have the time or skills to come up with something attractive myself, and the default templates look good; I may make some colour alterations in future but expect the general feel to remain. With the widget system I can easily make my own widgets and re-order them as needed – the Google Adsense adverts are in their own widget, for example.
There will be some quirks with plugins, so please let me know if you encounter problems.