not sure what it was exactly, but the other day i pulled up my site and it just felt a little… old… not like super dated or anything, but i just suddenly felt a little bored with it — it usually happens this way, and when it does, i’ll usually start thinking about it until something or a design idea just “clicks” in my head.
…and that’s exactly what happened a couple days back.
yup, so here’s the new blog design i whipped up.
this past thursday i started looking around on some of the popular wordpress theme sites, figuring that it’d be a helluva lot easier to find one that i liked and tweak it out… but after an hour or two of looking around, i just didn’t see anything that really grabbed me and i finally got to that “okay, fuck it” point… so then i grabbed my trusty paper and pencil to sketch some ideas out — might sound old school, but i’ll be damned if it’s not easier and faster to sketch it out with paper than firing up Sketch or Photoshop… i usually only go that after i got a good idea on paper, and really only if i / when i need them.
it’s been a couple years now i guess, and i’ll be honest… i’m really no closer to really getting and understanding all the ins-and-outs of WordPress… seriously man, i just grab either my last theme or one of the free stock ones that come with WP and roll up my sleeves… and start editing / modifying / tweaking it out until i beat it into what i want.
…and that’s exactly what i’ve been doing for the past 2 days.
anywho, figured it was time for a change around here and this is what i came up with… still probably needs some edits and various tweaks — it’s my personal blog, so i never really quite seem to cover all the bases or find every little “bug” since i’m usually moving pretty fast and just want to get all the main parts of the blog theme done.
hope ya dig!