Yeah, it was time.
I host this site on WordPress.com, and I’ve been doing so for quite a few years now. The theme I’d had previously was fine four or five years ago, but the web has since moved on.
I recently started up a new gadget blog (The Gadget Café – go check it out if you’re a gadget wonk like I am) using the Ghost platform, and I was really impressed by everything that it offered. I had backed Ghost when they were Kickstarting it (thanks to Marc Anderson for making me aware of it a while back), and the process of starting up that new blog got me thinking about my SharePoint blog and the look-and-feel that it had.
I knew that I hadn’t done any “housecleaning” in years. The site wasn’t responsive. It didn’t look good on mobile devices. It was just kind of … well … there.
So, I’ve attempted to remedy that.
The good folks at WordPress.com have kept with the times better than I have, and they’ve been adding and updating themes. So, I started tinkering this evening. And what you see is where I’m at.
I’ve got rotating banners at the top (which I actually lifted from my Bitstream Foundry site), I’ve got some go-to areas organized on the right (like the always-important Resources area for my presentations and my upcoming Events), and in general things are just sort of moved around and reorganized.
I hope you like the redesign, and as always, I welcome your feedback.
Oh, and I’ve got some SharePoint goodness coming soon. So stay tuned!