Dusting off the cobwebs

Nov 22, 2009

Took many months, but I finally found some time to clean up and update my site design. I owe a lot of the inspiration and code to Dan Cederholm's new book Handcrafted CSS.

My strong suit is not web design and I have always struggled with keeping up on the latest innovations in that area. Lately, I have made a conscious effort to follow leading designers and their published material. The books that stuck and got me thinking differently were the books authored by Dan Cederholm. His style and explanations are simple to follow while comparing methods to a solution. This works wonderfully for a logical guy like myself where I want to know what method works for certain situations.

The result is the updated design you see here. I've littered my site with credits to Dan and Eric Meyer to give props to these design gurus. If you're wondering where I got the palette and design ideas, it was inspired by Dan Webb's new outfit Massive Robot. You could call me an imitator, but I'm happy to give credit where it is due.

Still more work to do, but this was a major milestone for me and giving me things to think about for next year. I am moving to Tampa next month so the next entry may come after the new year when I am settled into my new apartment.