Where did the rusting, peeling paint go?
This won’t mean a thing to anyone reading this post via Facebook, LinkedIn, or a feed reader (which is most of you), but I’ve changed the design of my blog.
Instead of creating my own blog template, whipped up in the late hours of a weekend night or patchily repaired when I had a spare moment, I’ve opted for the clean, lean, and now nearly ubiquitous design of the Thesis theme.
What am I, a web designer, doing using a blog theme created by someone else?
I would like to focus more on the content of the site and less on the layout of that content. I would have used another theme before, in fact, if I had been able to find one that was configurable enough and well-made enough not to drive me crazy. Now that I’ve found Thesis, I can spend time on the important stuff: digging up more obscure cocktail recipes and strange videos for your entertainment.
Truth be told, we (my company, Big Big Design) are deploying Thesis on certain client blogs as well. It’s cost-effective for the clients, so there’s time and budget left in a project to help the client focus on their message, process, and strategy — areas where we offer greater value. Everybody wins.
The rusting and peeling paint may return soon though. There’s clean design, and then there’s *too* clean design. I like to see a bit of mess. Expect a few layout and design tweaks in the near future. And photos in the random photo area that are, you know, mine.