Version 8 is launched. Oh crap.
Well, I've decided to have some fun and call this "Supercharger". It's been months in the making. Seriously. It's gone through iteration after iteration but I finally think it was good enough to launch. It's been tweaked and prodded all the way to the finish line. And this isn't even done yet (as is probably obvious in a few places). This isn't even a late Reboot, an event that I believe is now past its prime.
Death of Fixed Comments
Okay, I didn't get rid of comments but I did get rid of fixed comments. It's been a staple of this blog for years but I've finally retired it. Sort of. They'll be making a small return when I get them implemented but they'll be much different than before. You'll have to turn them on manually, for one. They'll also be fixed at the bottom as a full-width panel.
Trying to use fixed comments was fun but it's actually a pain to design around. You basically give up a column of design real estate for them. That's something that I didn't want to do any more.
The last design was essentially a single column design. Any other information was at the bottom. Oh sure, it's all "content-centric" but I felt like cool stuff was getting lost down there. It's lonely at the bottom!
As you can see, it's now three columns. And no footer. Except a rather large rendition of my logo. Just in case you forgot where you were by the bottom of the page. Like the overdose of green wasn't enough.
The three columns gives me more real estate "above the fold" to highlight various things. There's still a few things to make their way into the sidebars. Nothing major but
Mind you, calling it "self promotion" sounds icky but I did want to highlight some of the personal projects that I've been working on. They now have a place in the sidebar. I should have a link to the book there soon, too.
More to talk about
I hit a bit of a lull within the past couple weeks, not posting much as I focused on client work. That won't change much in the next couple weeks either but should hopefully pick up after that as I wrap up various projects.
Anyways, I somewhat rushed this out. I still have some tweaks to make and I'll have a follow-up post that I want to do talking about the design of the site. I had a lot of fun putting this one together and I think you might be interested to see how the design progressed and the thought that went into many elements that you see within the design.