Writing about changes to my site theme feels a lot like writing a big "I don't have anything better to talk about" message; it feels like running around telling everybody about my fantastic idea to get rich without having anything to show for it. The truth of the matter is, all the talk in the world means nothing without action. I'll make this brief.
There is something very motivating about writing a blog post with large font; it makes me feel as though I'd better get to the point and not putz around. It also encourages me to improve my writing. I'm all for getting to the point, so I really like the effect of this new theme.
Besides the new theme, I also updated the About and Contact page, changed the URL (using raamdev.com instead of blog.raamdev.com), and changed the permalink structure (instead of
/year/monthnum/postname/ I'm using
While changing the URL may seem like a trivial task, it was a delicate process. I had to ensure all links redirected to their new location so that I wouldn't lose pagerank in Google (a large portion of my traffic comes from Google searches). I also didn't want to break any other incoming links to my site that exist on the Internet.
If you're interested in the technical details of how all this was done, check out my latest post on Solid State Raam.
Here are the obligatory before and after photos:
What do you think of the new design? I love feedback, so if you have any suggestions for things you'd like to see on this site, please share them in the comments!