If you’re reading this at YFNCG.com then you’ve already noticed something (okay, everything) different with the look of the blog. If you’re reading this in a feed reader, or in email, hop on over to the website to take a look.
As I explained in a previous post, I’ve been working on a face lift for Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy. Call it a celebration of my new freedom from the 9-5. Call it a spring cleaning of sorts. In reality, I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time but never had the time. Now that I’m waiting for my computer business to ramp up to fill my full-time availability, I’ve had some down time to work on the redesign of this blog.
If it ain’t broke…
On the post where I announced my plans for a redesign, Mark made a comment that my blog is great the way it is. I appreciate that Mark! And I agree, the previous design of YFNCG was awesome.
However, it was a pain to change or add anything to the layout. Most of the places the blog fell short were in the back-end, behind the scenes in the way the site was coded. I use WordPress as the CMS behind this blog and I had a custom theme designed by a 3rd party. It was a unique, eye catching theme, but it was very inflexible and I had a hard time updating it and adding new features to the website. I needed something a little more flexible.