Things are looking a bit different around here, aren’t they?
As a refresher, this is what the site looked like just yesterday:
That’s the blog design I’ve had since 2009, you guys. It served me well, but it was so crazy outdated. It was also my secret shame, because my “day job” is as a front-end web developer. I spend my days building super-fancy custom WordPress themes for my clients. And yet, my own WordPress site was sorely in need of a redesign.
So, back in December 2015, I started working on my redesign. I didn’t want to create any new blog posts in that time because I didn’t want to have to reconcile my local copy of the site with the live site. I was also just being super lazy.
I married that handsome guy.
And, yeah, I knit that dress myself.
So, sure, I was a bit busy.
(Trust me, there will be a LOT more posts about my wedding dress coming up. Stay tuned.)
BUT ANYWAY, the point is this: my site redesign took longer than expected. But now it’s here!
One major improvement is the new Patterns page — this is where you can find all my original patterns in one place.
I’ve also streamlined my navigation, and just generally simplified the site. I got rid of ads — they were just ugly and didn’t really bring in enough revenue to make it worth cluttering up the site. Instead of ads, I’ll be using affiliate links occasionally in blog posts to try and support the costs of the blog.
So what do you think? Let me know your thoughts below!Tags: announcements, redesign, web design
Categorized in: Musings