So, the site is back! I took it down over the weekend as I worked to clean-up a lot of the content. Needless to say, it was a mini-overhaul.
What you’ll find:
Most, if not all, of the pages on the top navigation bar have been refreshed. My bio still needs some re-writing, but I am going to mull that over for some time. Some of the older pages that have been around for over a decade were eliminated and combined with the top navigation pages. Don’t worry, it wasn’t any useful content.
Categories have been renamed and combined. Entertainment, for example, has all of the movie reviews, book reviews, and random, fanatic Nine Inch Nails and/or Trent Reznor-related project updates that I have been known to post. #sorrynotsorry
Many posts have been re-titled, tagged, and links updated. Since I am a one-woman show, there are over 700 posts, and only so many hours in the day, I still have a lot of work to do on this front and will continue to do over the next week. Mainly, I was working from the oldest posts to the newest, since a lot of what was posted was random or personal content from over the years that needs to be tailored or made private.
And, finally, a new layout! Needless to say, ain’t nobody got the time anymore for making layouts from scratch, especially when there are a number of perfectly competent web designers feeding into a listing of thousands of themes to choose from on the WordPress site. Once of these days, I’ll get my coding chops back, or at least find something basic enough that I can work with, but today is not one of these days. This one is a child-theme of WordPress’ Twenty Fourteen, so it is similar to the previous version. My motive here was how much I hated that skinny, black lefthand sidebar in the native theme. For me, it was too small to be useful. This layout nicely eliminated that sidebar to focus on a large center section for content and a fat, right sidebar and footer. I believe it is still responsive, although I haven’t checked it out on my tablet or phone yet. I also changed the colors to a dusty mauve chromatic instead of the kelly green links and accents that were previously featured in this layout, since I liked that better.
There is still some tweaking to do over the next few weeks, but it is a start. Please enjoy!