If you’re reading this, and are a regular, then you’ll notice that I’ve changed the site’s design. Usually I run a design for a good few years but I stumbled on this theme and really liked it. A magazine style theme is something I’ve seriously been after for years. I’ve looked at so many but they never quite made the grade for one reason or another. This one has really impressed me though so I had to get it setup. Oh, if you’re wondering (for the WordPress users), it’s called ColorMag.
The big thing with the theme is the home page. I’m able to setup articles to display by category, though I still show the latest articles at the top. The problem I have with the traditional blog themes is it just shows the latest posts. Well, I might have something I posted months ago that’s still relevant, however traditionally it just falls on to page #2 or #3, whatever. Showing articles by category lets some articles stay on the home page longer as they’re time to live is determined by category posting frequency, not overall blog posting frequency. Plus, if you’re a frequenter of the site, but generally only care about articles in a given category, you can now see those articles easily on the home page without having to click through to the category page. Just scroll down until you find the category you read.
I’m pretty excited about this theme and I’m hoping it better serves all of you. I’ll be tweaking and messing with things for weeks to come but if you see something that looks odd then please let me know.