Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Everything's coming up geocities

The last couple of months I've been contemplating a redesign of the ol site here. I've been blogging for about 3 years now and I'm pretty sure I've only redesigned the site once. So unless I want to stay on an IMDB like pace (1 redesign in 15 years I think), now is as good of time as any to dust off the cobwebs and spruce the place up a bit. It's happy coincidence that all the uproxx sites updated this week so I can see what not to do. Seriously, look at that above image. That's what I see when I open up warmingglow; it's my work computer so excuse the use of internet explorer. Basically it's a page of link throughs and ads, and of course the ads dwarf the links. I can barely see the title for the first article, much less the main image. Also why even have a navigation bar? Is this 1999 again and no one told me? Good thing I held onto all those Korn t-shirts.

I get it that a blogger has to make some coin, but yeesh. That is ugly. What's worse is this is pretty much the template for how every blog looking to make some money is designed these days. Over the next few days I'll be struggling with a way to keep this site up to date but not god awful fugly like every other entertainment/nerd blog out there. If you see me at the fax machine at work, or we play frisbee golf this weekend* let me know your thoughts on the matter.

*This of course assumes you know me irl. if that's not the case I guess you can use the comment box**

**comment box, what is this 2004?




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