I’ve been bored with our old design for quite some time and finally got the time over the last week to refresh it. It took a few tries before Trish ok’d a design – she’s suprisingly averse to change in some ways. I felt that our our changed outlook on life – defining our dream and actively working towards it – needed to be reflected in our blog design. My goal was to make the blog brighter and more open, with colors that reflected a beautiful sunny day. The colors were inspired by the grass image that’s been in our header for ages, and by the bright blue sky that stretched forever in Costa Rica.
This is my first WordPress theme from scratch – the previous theme we used was hacked from another theme. All the WordPress code used to throw me for a loop, but it’s been well over a year and the php stuff makes a lot more sense now. This design is still a work-in-progress, and I need to add some little touches to make lists easier to read, etc. I also have to iron out some weirdness with Internet Explorer 6 and other browser anomalies. If you happen to see something that doesn’t look right, I’d love it if you could bring it to my attention. When the design is totally complete, I’m going to release a less-personalized version for free for others to use on their WordPress blogs.
I’d also love it if I could get a ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ on the design 🙂