Like1 other designers (who are much more talented than myself), I've decided to cut back and redesign things around here. Unlike those designers however, I don't quite have the guts to strip things back totally but things are pretty bare at the moment. I'll gradually be tweaking and tinkering to put some clothes back on this plain frame
If I'm being honest, I've been sporadically planning and thinking about a redesign ever since Pink October came to a close but hadn't really had time to sit down and work on things properly. However, I've found that bringing work out in the open is a good way to get things done and besides, if Bryan and Dan are willing to work naked, then maybe I can hide behind their shadows and try to sneak some work out as well.
Things will, of course, break and fall apart2 whilst I twist things back into order3 so apologies in advance. But maybe that's not a bad thing. I'm tired of pixel-perfection. A bit of roughness never did me any serious harm.
- It was, of course, inevitable that shortly after I wrote this post and went live, Dan would go live with his redesign and render this whole passage moot. [back]
- It does, for example, look pretty awful in places such as the comment area (esp. the form) and on IE at the moment. [back]
- Which may not be for a while. The month of the Christmas holidays is probably the worst possible time for a redesign but there's a certain appeal to slimming down before the winter break. [back]