…when a blogger is working on a new site. Posting becomes nearly non-existent and I must apologize for that. Whenever I saw someone neglecting their site because they’re working on a new design I said to myself that I would never do that. Well it seems I’m no better, but I now understand why this happens. The fact of the matter is – launching a new design for a blog is a lot of work. Especially if you have a fairly customized installation and are running a lot of plugins, which I am. It takes a lot of planning and there are several areas which require tons of attention to detail. Since I’m a glutton for punishment, I decided it would be a good idea to work on 2 full sites at the same time. Not only that, but being the genius I am, I signed them both up to Reboot on May 1. Yay me!
In all seriousness though, things are coming along great! Last week I wrapped up the design for both sites (feedicons.com and my own). I’m really stoked with the outcome of each and can’t wait to launch them. But the work that lies between now and May 1 scares the shit out of me. I’m going to have to create a mirror of my site where I can work on implementing the new design without disrupting things for you. Then, hopefully, it’ll just be a matter of moving over the new design to the live site. Hopefully.
On the Feed Icons front, I’m a little behind. I was hoping to have the XHTML and CSS work done by Wed of this week, but that didn’t happen. It’s not that I didn’t work on it – I spent a few nights in a row working on it. Whenever I design sites, I take into account how I’m going to build it so I don’t get myself in trouble when the time comes to make it happen. For whatever reason, I stopped doing this a couple months ago and have basically just been designing blind – then worrying about how I’m going to implement the second I fire up Dreamweaver. Silly of me? Perhaps. But I’ve really felt challenged lately and at the end of the day, am more content with what I’ve accomplished. So maybe I’ll keep this trend going.
Speaking of trends – dark sites seem to be popping up all over the place lately. It’s cool for sure, cause I love the dark. But at the same time, I like stand out in the crowd so I’ve drastically changed my colour scheme of the new design. And on that note, I leave you a teaser of both sites I’ll be Rebooting on May 1.