Renovations are Done

Things have been a little bit in flux the past few weeks here as I completed the move between WordPress themes. It’s pretty much all hammered out, now, and I hope you like the new look of the site.

What has changed? Mostly superficial stuff, but here’s the list:

  • Switched to Mantra theme.
  • Changed to two-column layout.
  • Tweaked colours ((Well, tweaked greys, anyway.)).
  • Wrote a new About… page, including review policy.
  • Played with sidebar widgets.
  • Added new Twitter feed widget.
  • Cleaned out the link list, and added some new ones.
  • Doubled the number of quotes in the quote database.
  • Ditched the old tagline and replaced it with a new one.
  • Added a custom banner created by my friend, Sandy. Thanks, Sandy!

That’s about it. I’m gonna stop poking at it for a while, now. If you’ve got any comments or feedback about the new look, feel free to post them below.


What the Hell?

So, things look a little different here.

For the past five years, since I started the site, I’ve been using a great theme called Mandigo. And I liked it a great deal. But during one of the recent updates, it stopped displaying correctly. I fought with the settings for a while, but couldn’t get it straightened out, and finally my frustration overcame my laziness, and I decided I needed a new theme.

And thus, I switched over to this theme – Mantra. I’m going to be tinkering with it for a bit, I think, but it’s showing what I want it to show, and showing it properly. Let me know if you spot any weird display issues.

Now that the look of the thing doesn’t bother me so much, I’m hoping to get back to a more regular schedule of posts. Stay tuned.