With February now in the archives, I figured this may be as good a time as any to get a head start on some Spring Cleaning with the blog.  The theme I had been using for the last year or two had been getting a little dated, and the designer has not issued any updates since 2007.  Additionally, some portions of the blog just were taking more muscling to conform to the evolving standards of CSS, XHTML, plugins, and even WordPress itself.  So, consider this a Facelift Friday!

Those of you on the blog, you can see what I am talking about – this new theme is much more photo friendly – the header image is more standardized, so I can start putting more of my images into the rotation for everyone to enjoy.  Plugins also enjoy more support, as does the RSS, calendar, and other sidebar features.  For those of you picking this up via the feeds, please take some time to stop over and enjoy the new layout.  This is, of course, the “first look”, and I will likely be making some adjustments as things settle in, including widening the body width for the main posting area, and dressing up the edges a little.  Any ideas for what to consider?  More pics?  Perhaps some page links?  (I noticed the pages area is now not visible from the main one…)  Feel free to chime in now while I am still in “clean-up” mode!

Okay, so the Spring Cleaning is a little premature, but felt it was needed due not only to update some features, but also due to some coding deficiencies were brought to my attention (thanks, and shout outs to Kerry of Camera Dojo!).  Anyway, on a happy note, I’ll leave you with a little WTD humor since it’s been a while for a comic post:

What the Duck
What the Duck

Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to share your thoughts on the new theme/layout in the comments – it’s now or never to see your feedback implemented!  Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here Monday morning!

7 thoughts on “Facelift Friday

  1. I like it a lot. And I have an idea for the header (which you are free to ignore) – if you go to http://www.januaryone.com (knit blogger and photographer and mother) and hit refresh a couple of times you will see the feature that I love about her blog – the image changes each time. Not sure if you are interested in it but it would showcase a lot of your images in the photo frame.

  2. I like it, Jason. Very clean and streamlined…easy to navigate. Nice work.

  3. Like the photoframe in the upper right a lot.

  4. Mike Gavin says:

    I went over to the blog this morning to take a look at your new home. Very Nice.
    You have done a great job with it. Maybe you could teach us that dont know how to set up a nice blog like that how to do some of the things you have done. I have a blog that i dont really show because its so lame.
    I really enjoy your blogs and read it every day. Keep up the great work

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