Every few months, I feel an overwhelming need to change the design of this site. I’m sure I’m not the only one who experiences these nagging surges of inspiration, as many of you have attested to the same.
Living in a world where the substance of design seeps into every crevice of our lives, we not only primp ourselves but our personal websites as well — after all, in this wired society, it only makes sense that our websites are extensions of our personas.
We are introduced to beautifully-designed websites every day via the many design sources at our disposal. We read about the latest trends in web design and study tutorials on achieving said effects. And with time and experience, we are able to choose and pick what works best for us while staying true to our style and design ethics.
Slowly but surely, our websites become us.
I have been lacking the energy for a complete overhaul. But I did put my hours of insomnia to good use by making some changes that I believe puts an extra coat of polish on this site. These changes include:
- new footer
- re-designing and re-positioning the datestamp
- small design changes to the comments sections
- re-organization of the top horizontal menu and the incorporation of drop-down, nested menus
- getting rid of the “Friends” section in my sidebar and creating a “Links” section in the top horizontal menu
- adding “Currently Reading” and “Recent Comments” sections to my sidebar
What do you think of the changes?
You will also notice that my “Links” pages are now pretty extensive, including a “Favorite Blogs” page featuring choice selections from my Google Reader. (If you have a link that you believe should be included, please let me know.)
I am still not completely satisfied with this design. Will I ever be? Probably not. Just like how I know I’ll never be completely happy with my appearance.
How often do you re-design your site? Are you happy with your current design?