This may be obvious to you if you are reading this on my actual site and not on a feed reader or through email or something. I’ve redesigned my site again.
Unless you are reading this blog’s feed you probably have noticed that the blog and the rest of ArtByFuzzy.com has been redesigned.Â I decided to go with an a fluid layout and monochromatic color scheme with big, bold text.Â I decided that the main purpose of my site is to show off my artwork.Â Therefore, the images should be the part of the page that stands out and the text should be secondary but easy to read.
I created a child theme for the WordPress theme framework called Thematic.Â Eventually I hope to clean up the child theme, which I call Basic Gray and release it to the public.Â Its pretty simple and I’m sure it will improve over time but it accomplishes what I need right now.
After creating a WordPress theme for the blog I just transferred most of CSS code to a new style sheet to use for the static pages of the site.Â I also broke the site into subdomains based on medium.Â So now my ceramic work will be found at www.clay.artbyfuzzy.com.
I know there will be some bugs to work out and I’m working on filling in some more content.Â Eventually there will be a full gallery and all the links will work like they’re supposed to.Â If you have any constructive criticism or questions let me know.
For the past couple days I’ve been working on a new design for the site. So far I’ve got the blog about 80% the way I want it. Here’s a quick preview:
Check again in a week or so and you should see some more progress.
In related news, the whole month of July has slipped by without so much as a peep from the blog… Don’t worry, I’ve been stockpiling news stories.Â Hopefully they will be released before I have to go back to school!
I love Christmas Break!Â It has been nice to relax a little and see family and friends but I’ve been keeping myself busy.Â Before my wife and I traveled up to Michigan for Christmas I did a little updating on my site.Â I updated the footer of my pages, added some more photos to the Photography gallery and added or subtracted a few words here or there throughout the site.Â I’ve also learned some more advanced features of CSS and how it actually works.Â Stay tuned to see how I might put it into action!Â I also rearranged the sidebar of the blog (to the left) to make it a little more user friendly.
In other news, I’m working on a little spot to take photos of my clay items once they are finished.Â And I pulled another load out of the kiln after it had cooled from the glaze fire.Â I got some cash for Christmas and my birthday so I think I’m going to order a decent tripod.Â I hope to put up some pictures soon of the new ceramic stuff and whatever else I can finish before break is over…Â I’m also about to start a big project in the clay studio.Â In fact, I better get to work!
Christmas comes early.Â The new and improved version of my site is now online.Â If you’re reading this blog I assume you know how to get there….Â Go check it out.Â New features include valid code, updated image galleries, improved non-table layout, and some new images and information.Â I’ve been redesigning it for most of the summer and I think it’s finally ready to go.Â I uploaded it last night and then had to fix the navigation menu a few minutes ago.Â It seems to work as it should in ie7 and firefox3.Â I haven’t checked the update on any other web browsers.Â So if it looks funny….Â update your browser.Â (I recommend Firefox 3.)
Let me know what you think.Â Leave me a comment or email me and tell me if anything looks funny or doesn’t seem to be working right.Â Or if viewing the site is a life changing experience you can tell me that too.Â I’ll continue to iron out the wrinkles as I find them.