This blog got bubbled up to the front page of Digg and Reddit once or twice in the past. I remember that the browser post turned out to be a huge hit that made my server blow up. It’s always fun when that happens! But every time I get a bigger surge of strangers visiting the site, someone always has to make a snappy comment about the kubrick theme. These people don’t know me as well as you guys do. They don’t know that I have a black belt equivalent mastery level in procrastination.
Because of this I have been “just getting around to change my theme” since around the year, fucking 2006. So remember that folks – when I say I’m going to do something soon, the realistic ETA you should put in your books is “approximately 2 years from now”. Now if I give you a concrete date and time, then it’s a different story. But I don’t commit to concrete dates easily.
Anyway, I got sick of having my blog look exactly like every other WordPress blog out there and I decided to do a little cleanup. The goal was to inject some semblance of originality and uniqueness into this page, without me having to do any actual work. Over the years, I have tweaked this theme in various random ways, adding custom hacks here and there, and never bothering to comment them. At this point I’d need to diff it with a clean Kubrick theme to figure out which bits are mine, and which are original. Then I would probably need to carefully transplant all these custom hacks onto a new template. That seemed like way to much work. I decided to take my existing theme and beat it with a stick, until it starts looking less generic.
You can’t really call it a redesign. I just added more orange in the body of the blog, dropped the gradient header, and the gray sidebar, repositioned some elements and etc. I was shooting for something simpler and more minimalistic in spirit than what I had before. As usual, constructive criticism, thoughts, comments, suggestions are always appreciated. :)