I switched out my site’s theme last weekend. Here’s a rundown of iamnotagoodartist’s history, with obligatory decimal points in version numbers:
June 07 to April 08
Drawn in Flash, haphazardly thrown together as I learned how much the internet had changed since I was in junior high. The first post was on June 6th, 2007, when I was but a lowly computer lab attendant at my old college’s library.
April 08 to October 09
A little more friendly than the first version, iamnotagoodartist 2.0 was rebuilt with an image-less, monotone theme and a widgetized sidebar. Still nothing fancy, but definitely a step up in terms of 2.0 functionality.
October 09 to ???
What you’re looking at now! CSS built entirely from scratch. XHTML probably unrecognizable from its framework.
Version 3.0 Features:
- Masthead banner featuring yours truly(s)
- Prettier, more functional front page with multiple post queries, obligatory “About Me” text, and a contact form
- jQuery-powered portfolio pulled dynamically from blog posts rather than hard-coded
- New logo, favicon, font, branding
- Super SEO’d header tags on front page, archives, and single post pages
- Gracefully degrading CSS sprite dates
- Things I Like (Tumblr-style) category for external links on front page
- Utilitarian theme served for IE6 users with a giant warning telling them to upgrade
- Prettier archive listings
- Ads and a “Please turn off adblock” message for those like me who don’t like ads
- Validating XHTML (sans YouTube embeds)
Lastly, why am I not the #1 search result for “I am not a good artist“? That is weak, Google. That is weak. Get crackin.