I started messing around with a couple of things on my blog this morning, and one thing led to another. I’ve ended up with a new theme, new design, and some features I’ve been wanting to play with for a while. I wanted something cleaner and more elegant, and I have to say, I’m pretty happy with the result. The page also weighs a *lot* less, and loads much faster than before.
New features includes Disqus unified comments, Facebook “Like” buttons and the Activity Feed (over there in the sidebar – it shows what your Facebook friends have been doing on the site), and a few more tweaks. Under the covers, I updated to WordPress 3.1 this morning, and I’m really liking the Admin bar (though viewers won’t see it).
Everything is based on the new Twenty Ten WordPress theme and plugins – I wanted to get away from doing custom code/modification of theme files. I ran into several occasions during the past few years where I had to modify my theme (K2) to get exactly what I wanted.
If you’re reading this via a feed or elsewhere, consider dropping by, and letting me know what you think. This concludes the navel gazing for the day. 🙂