Its been quite some time the first version of my website and blog went live. july ’08 if I am not completely mistaken.
So its was time to get a fresh wind into it and finally after all this time I finally have Logo!
Thanks to Thosten for shooting me for the Logo by the way!
And huge thanks to the itive team and their head of Design and Development Nicolas Pin for being so patient with me and doing such a great job!
We changed quite a bit, but kept the colors and feel.
Let me walk you through the page quickly.
In general we made the width of the page double the size to before. The landing page is wider and now shows in addition to before the last eight flickr photos instead of only one.
The about page is nearly the same as before, but I changed the about me text and added some references.
The blog has changed completely though as you will see. First of all, you will from now on only see thumbnails of the blogposts in a grid of three to five posts. no sidebar, no distractions. if you hover over a thumbnail, the title and date will be displayed and you can click on the thumbnail to get into the post. Also through the wider design now, I can fit more photos next to each other so the posts won’t feel as long as before. I might also go back and change the old posts to this format over time. On the bottom of the Page you have a tag cloud, the search field and the archives.
Another huge change has been brought to the portfolio section. You now get a selection of five categories to choose from. Clicking any of the preview photos you come to a fullscreen view of that specific portfolio. On the bottom of the page you can open a thumbnail view of what is in the portfolio and you can navigate with either your arrow keys (left/right) on the keyboard or by clicking the left- and right hand side of the page.
SocialMe is basically a mix of my old sidebar and the links page. Here you will find all the links to my profiles, websites that I like and visit often, as well as a widget with the last ten shared items of my google reader account and so on.
Last but not least is the contact page. pretty self explanatory, but with a little addition of an email form.
Oh and very importantly the whole website and blog is 100% iOS and touch compatible. Also the Twitter display, now shows the last three tweets.
Please let me know what you think and of course if you find any bugs or so.
Have a great day, evening or night,