Site redesign [updated]

Photo by Kalliopeia

Photo by Kalliopeia

I was getting far too bored with the first site redesign and there were so many WordPress features I wanted to implement that the template didn’t support…so, here’s a new look. I decided to go more minimalist. I can’t decide if I like it or not. I’m not sure I like it just showing excerpts without html so that you have to click through on every article to see any videos or for any links to work, but I do like that ooodles of YouTube videos don’t try to load up when you first access the page. So…what do you think?

(I figured a little gratuitous shirtless Rafa photo might help generate some feedback.)

Update: I’ve fixed it so that the excerpts will show any links that appear in the first 100 words for the post.

10 Responses

  1. reza says:

    thanks miri! I check this site several times a day. The new design looks really good.

  2. somarem says:

    I like this new design better use of space. Love your site.

  3. Kalliopeia says:

    Look how pretty Rafa is. Thank God for a good zoom lens.

    Oh yeah, the site looks good, too. :)

  4. Babz says:

    I love it! Minimalistic is as good as they come, as you can see from my blog ;) You have to teach me how to have that changing header thing! AWESOME!

    I have to say though, having so many sections (headline, featured, general news) confused me a bit.. I didn’t know where to go to get the latest post. I sort of have to learn to get around and some ppl might get put off by that.. I’m sorry!! >_< I will shut up now.

    Vamos Nadal News!

    • miri says:

      Yeah, I’ve been looking for a good minimalist news or magazine theme since I started the site. Most were too newsy or magazine for how I tend to run this (not a lot of actual content, just links and blurbs). I found this and and thought it might do so I’ve spent the last week tearing it apart and customizing the hell out of it.

      I don’t know if you can do the changing header on wordpress.com. I did it by altering the php code in the themes header file. I wonder if you could do it via javascript? Dunno.

      And no need to shut up about the concern on finding the most recent stuff. I had the same concerns.

      Thanks for the feedback!

  5. CC says:

    Miri, I really like this new look. You get a much better overview of things and it looks great. But hey, anything with Rafa looks good.
    I love your site, so thank you so much for all your hard work. It really is appreciated.

  6. tiemyshoe says:

    Love the site, miri! Looks fantastic and the info is always stellar.

  7. miri says:

    Thanks CC & tiemyshoe!