Playing With Fire
Redesigning one's site can be a tricky endeavour. Before any decent readership (read, the majority of the lifetime of this blog), I'd redesign frequently. Every few months (um, weeks) I'd try something new. Then I got to the design you see here.
This came about back in May of 2005. I had come up with the fixed comments idea and the whole design was really centered around it. I really wanted to make it easier for people to comment on the site (seriously, no required fields or captcha's here). Here it is almost a year later and not much has changed. I've managed to polish up the design but it's almost exactly the same as it was when it first launched. Andy Budd was even nice enough to add it into his latest book, CSS Mastery. With this kind of attention, I'm more apt to leave well enough alone.
Then Veerle redesigned.
Since then I've been trying to redesign. But it's like hitting your head against a brick wall. I believe in the personal brand and as a result, I really want to stay true to the essence of the site. The black and green are staying. Of course, fixed comments are staying. At SXSW, I felt like I was getting to be known simply as 'the fixed comments guy'. One of the goals in the new redesign is to bring focus to additional content that I've created that may not have been highlighted before (This is finding it's way into the site already with featured content now in the sidebar).
To force my own hand, I've officially entered into CSS Reboot. On May 1st, a new design will be unveiled.