Reboot 99.9% finished
It’s almost there! I say 99.9% because a) I’m still getting errors when I try to validate the page and b) I’m sure that there will always be something that needs to be changed, tweaked or improved upon. The design of the site changed a few times over the past days, but I think I’ll settle for the current design…at least until the reboot is over. When I look back at the previous designs, renet@web has come a long way.When I first started this blog, in January 2005, I sported the following design. I used the Relaxation theme from John Wrana as a base and then customised the css to my liking. That was a two column theme that was very ‘clean’. Customising this theme was great learning curve and an eye opener – I was used to using tables in my html code, and all of a sudden, there I was having to use css to do the same thing…across several browsers. I spent many days pulling my hair trying to get it together. Once I was comfortable with that, I then managed to integrate my own picture gallery into the theme. You can see a larger picture of the theme here.
Recently I stumbled across the css reboot site and read that a reboot would be happening on May 1st. At first I thought I would not have enough time to get something decent of the ground – but what the hell I thought, if it is not ready for this reboot it’ll be for the next one. Because I like the one column theme, my first approach was to try and keep it. I also thought of having a grey background that would contrast nicely with colourfull post pictures. You can see a larger picture of the theme here.
Something wasn’t right – I wasn’t really pleased with that design. So I went back to the drawing board and that is how the present look came to be. You can see a larger picture of the theme here.
Once I felt sorta happy with the design, I asked for some feedback on the wordpress forums and so far the response has been pretty positive. I’ve still got a few days to iron out the last glitches…