October 13, 2008
Some Design Attention
Holy crap has the last month flown by. I had some busy patches, but I’ll try to get back to posting more often. I have a few ideas lined up so look for stuff soon. To point out my blogging inconsistencies is not the purpose of this post. Rather, it is to say that I finally ripped out the “stock” simpla theme I was using and did something myself. To be honest, the reason I kind of stopped blogging was because I was so sick of the old look. It was so unrewarding to post something and then be annoyed with the site’s styles. I’m sure this freshen up will reinvigorate me to write.
I typically leave colors to the “pros” like my business partner, Steve, so this is mostly shades of grey. That said, I really like the type (Lucida Grande, popular with Apple) and spacing. I’m a big fan of minimalist design. I finally added gravatar into the mix on comments as well.
On top of the aesthetic, I also swapped out some behind the scenes stuff. I upgraded to Mephisto 0.8 and Capistrano 2 (yeah, it’s been that long since I’ve deployed here). I also switched scm’s, from subversion to git. As if that wouldn’t be enough, I changed the app server to mod_rails.
There is a lot more I want to do with Railstips both functional and design wise, but I’m forcing myself to get Harmony operational first. Oh, and I haven’t been totally dormant in regards to blogging. I’ve posted a few things over at Ordered List.
- Ordered List on the Road
- Hello Old Friend
- FancyZoom Meet Prototype
- Harmony: Signup and Cost
- Introducing Harmonious Fridays
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