I’m happy to announce that my website has gotten a serious facelift! I’ve spent the last five days working nonstop on the new look. I love it, and I hope you will, too.
For those of you who don’t read the blog on my website, here’s the original homepage:
While there were quite a few things I liked about the old look, it really needed improvement in several areas:
First, the navigation was terribly cluttered – ten links in the top menu and Heaven only knows how many in the sidebar.
Second, the site was not mobile-friendly – it didn’t adapt to the screen size, so it was basically illegible on a cell phone.
Third, I felt the space was poorly organized.
And, finally, the kicker: the WordPress theme controlling the look had become outdated, and WordPress 4.4 broke my menu system. I got it working for awhile, but when WordPress 4.5 rolled around, I knew I would have to replace it.
So, after five frantic days in front of the computer, here’s the new look:It’s still not 100% of what I’d like it to be, but I think it’s better, sleeker, and more mobile-friendly than before.
There is actually quite a bit more to the revamp than just the appearance. I completely restructured the navigation, cleaning up the menus and sidebars. I also reorganized a lot of pages. The site is gigantic – 2,500+ blog posts, 183 static pages, and over 1.2 million words! Amazing to think that I wrote all that in just 14 years. That’s like writing a novel a year!
Come take a look at the site! (And please pardon any construction dust that’s still lingering.)
I’d love your thoughts on the new look, and the new navigation/page organization. And, of course, if something is not working – please, please let me know so I can fix it.