As you can see all around, we’ve changed the design of the site. The reason: I wanted something simply cooler and more attractive, and something that can showcase the content that we put up in a better way.
Although I liked our old theme, which was a slightly modified version of the Genesis News theme,I wanted something more visually appealing and – perhaps – more user friendly.
Also, with the eight articles per page showcased on the older theme, it did seem that any article which fell off to the second page was more or less forgotten, and I wanted a theme that could keep last week’s content alive and appealing.
One thing I wanted to do is integrate Twitter into the site in a way that might facilitate an ongoing conversation with readers, which is why I put the Twitter widget right in the middle of the main page. Things may change though and over the coming weeks I will experiment with a number of different ideas. I am also looking at another theme that is very similar to this one, and depending on how things work out may change the theme again. One thing that worries me is slower site speed that may be caused by more images being loaded per page. We’ll see.
I am still wedded to the Genesis framework though, which I find to be both powerful and easy to work with. The new theme is based on the Blink Genesis theme from Themedy.
Let me know what you think about the new look.