So as you may (or if new, may not) have noticed I have done quite a bit of housecleaning around the blog. What used to be a rounded blue and orange template heavy with added graphics and other extras is now a clean and spartan white design that tries to focus on the key aspects of this blog that people seem to enjoy.
“Why switch it up? The other blogging format seemed just fine?”
I felt that I owed the (2 actual) readers I have a better reading experience that was easier to navigate, more pleasing to look at, and offered a much improved commenting platform. I understand that new visitors are going to likely be annoyed by the lightbox pop-up added to the site, but it needs to be understood that in order for this blog to exist in its current form (minimal advertising) it is important to build an strong communication channel through the 7-week course.
What do you think of the new design? The code is supposed to be clean and SEO friendly out of the box and it has given me a chance to learn some CSS and PHP, although it has also reaffirmed that I will never be a coding professional myself, and instead will hire out the right people to make sure it is done right and done in a timely manner.