New Site Design and Layout

July 27th, 2008

The title basically says it all, so if you are reading this by RSS or Email then click through to the site and take a look.

I wanted to redesign the site to create a more personalized look, to reinforce the character that is developing within my blogging voice. While the previous β€œbathroom” look the site was fine and received a good wrap by most readers, in my mind it lacked the sensory warmth that I wanted my readers to feel when experiencing my site.

Overall I am very happy with the new design as it was an opportunity to alleviate some of the previous layout and design issues. I now have a proper header, text doesn’t burn your eyes anymore, links are noticeable and clutter is removed.

Along with the new design I have again renamed to site to just Daniel Primed, which is also my online alias. I’ll be rolling out a resized header and will be using larger, images in my post as it paints a better picture of what I am talking about and improves flow, expect those starting from the next post.

Of course, fixes such as the contact form shall be done in the next week, for the most part everything is completed. I would love to hear your thoughts on the new design so leave me a comment.

  • I liked the old look, but this design is better πŸ™‚

    Keep up the good work!

  • Kudos Daniel. Looks excellent. Love the header!

  • I stumbled across your site a while ago and have been reading via RSS ever since. I’m consistently impressed with the effort you put in to this site. The redesign looks great. Thanks for giving me great stuff to read πŸ™‚

  • The new design looks great. Whoever did the CSS/XHTML is a twat though. Why isn’t the code valid? Oh yeah I should get onto that. πŸ˜‰

  • Looks awesome — I need to re-do a bit of mine as well πŸ˜‰

  • Much thanks everyone, I’m glad you’re pleased with the site Brian, it’s very reassuring to hear that. πŸ™‚

    Props to my brother Chris, who enthusiastically coded the new design in for me.

  • Hey Daniel!

    I like both designs. This one’s a bit brighter, but either is good. Dang, I LOVE your banner. Kudos to you and your brother for the great work!

  • Love the header graphic there, especially the really subtle shadowing on the text; the new design looks awesome.