And after only a couple days, the new theme is already live! It is pretty close to the original, but the new version adds quite a bit more color (thanks, Nick!). I am really happy with the way the theme is shaping up. I still have quite a bit of fine-tuning to to (listed below), but the majority of the big stuff is done.
Here’s a list of the items that I want to make minor tweaks to over the coming days/weeks:
- For the logo, I am going to try and make the text look etched into the steel plate (and make the steel plate look a bit better). On top of that, or possibly instead (if etching is too hard), I want to add some electric effects around the plate to tie it into the background a bit more.
- I have some style changes to make to the pages list in the sidebar and the popular posts in the footer.
- Implement some kind of modal popup for images in posts
- General typography tweaks
Surprisingly, the site works without issue in IE9 (I haven’t tested in IE8 yet, and I have no intention of testing in IE6 or 7). There are some very minor issues, mostly with typography, that it seems IE is doing differently than Chrome/Safari/Firefox, but overall I must admit to being pleasantly surprised.
Looks like I get to cross one more item off my 30 by 30 list.
Because this is brand new, I expect that there will be minor issues with it at first. So if you notice a bug, feel free to comment here!
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.Tags: announcements, design, site updates, web design