Remember that call for design help? Well, never mind. Due to an underwhelming response of a massive nature and the hatred I was feeling for my previous look, I just went ahead and pushed the new look live. It may not be good, but it’s almost certain to be better. To be fair, I did get one promise of design feedback in the near future (thanks, Javie), but I just couldn’t wait any longer. Fret not designer-types, the offer is still open. I (like to) think I have a decent feel for layout and composition, but a lot of the details – to my eye, specifically around color and its application – are lost on me. I’m sure there’s still a lot of room for improvement and I’d be happy to learn where I can improve the design and appearance of this space.
I also want to thank Alex Suraci again. I’ve been working with new code from the Chryp repository rather than the downloadable release candidate and, in the move to production, had a few problems. Some of those were fairly serious and impacted the ability to navigate around the site. I started the push last night around 7pm hoping things would go smoothly, but I should have known better. The push uncovered bugs that could’ve been devastating to the availability and accessibility of robwilkerson.org except that I was able to reach Alex in the #Chyrp room on IRC. He managed to fix the bugs (or point out workarounds) and push them up to the master repository from which I could then pull and update my own code. Without his help and quick response, it would have been a late night indeed. Instead, I was relaxing in front of the TV by 9:30pm or so.
That’s not to say everything’s perfect. It’s not. I know of a few bugs that I need to fix or at least track down, but I could use your help, too. Please let me know if you see anything that doesn’t look or feel quite right. No detail is too small.