If there is no struggle, there is no progress
The new wordpress default theme Twenty Eleven is great. Easy customization via child themes.
As you have probably realized already, i’m doing another revamp of the site. Progress is a little bit slower than i like, but i need to earn for my living. My current project is going towards the end and the team is in crunch mode to put the last missing peaces together, prepare for the upcoming Steering Committee meetings and compile the major deliverable.
Welcome to dosreis.de Version Xy. I really don’t know how often i have redesigned the site but it seems to be that i am somehow have an obsession for redesigning this site at least once a year. Good to know, that if i would not be working as a consultant I’m at least be able to work as webdesigner.
Last week i installed Xampp on a USB stick, copied all files incl. the database from my hosting account to the stick. I am now be able to work offline on my site when i am on the move. I played a little bit around with the design on the flight back to Munich on Friday and decided to spend some time at the weekend to work on the site. I sat down yesterday for about 6 yours and started to work on the site. All major changes are done already. A little bit of fine tuning here and there in the next couple of weeks.
I changed the overall blog layout a little bit. I moved the sidebar from the bottom of the page to right side and added some new widgets. I also changed the color palette and disabled some plugins that wasted a lot of resources. I hope you like the redesign. I would be happy if you leave me a message as a comment or in the sidebar.
Here is a another video of the day. It’s a piano version of Linkin Park “In the End” performed by David Side. Enjoy!
I played a little bit around with wordpress and implemented a section called Links for displaying my blogroll (or called link list). Over the next couple of weeks i will add more and more of my bookmarks in the Links section.
In addition to that, i changed the link color and the background color. Perhaps tomorrow i’m in the mood to switch back to orange…who knows.
Google just released a offline version of Google Docs. It’s always impressive to see how fast Google is releasing updates and new applications.
I have upgraded this Blog over the weekend to the final WordPress 2.5 release. As far as i can see, everything is working fine. I’m very happy that all plugins and my customized theme are working without any glitches.
As promised, i added a new section called “Worth reading” below my Flickr the photo stream. In this section I link to interesting articles that i have discovered on the internet. The technical solution is quite simple, but very intriguing. I’m using the “share this item” feature of the Google Reader. This feature allows you to to share articles with your friends and the public. I simply embedded the RSS feed of the shared page here. Whenever i discover a interesting story on the web i will share it with you.
Btw. I stopped receiving spam by 100% (comments & trackbacks). How? Perhaps a few of you already have discovered it on the comments page, i have installed a captcha plugin. Frankly speaking, i was just tiered of comment spam.
I just updated to WordPress 2.5 RC2. Get it now and test it. I also added a new section on the start page, displaying shared items from my Google Reader.
Die einzige Konstante ist die Veränderung. Ich bin zur Zeit dabei ein wenig am Design herumzuspielen. Der virtuelle Tapetenwechsel war angebracht, denn irgendwie war ich mit dem alten Design nicht mehr so richtig zufrieden. Allerdings sind die Ã„nderungen eher minimaler Natur, da ich am grundlegenden Layout (Navigation Bar, rechte Sidebar, 2-spaltig) eigentlich nichts ändern möchte. Durch die Aktualisierung auf WordPress 2.3 müssen auch noch einige Plugins aktualisiert werden, so funktioniert zum Bsp. das Archiv noch nicht richtig. Weiterhin habe ich kurzerhand gleich mal ein paar Plugins eliminiert. Ich hoffe meines kleines Design Refresh mag zu gefallen.
Some of the designs are really awesome..i’m just thinking…
changing my website design….Stop! There is no time and need to do that. I’m very happy with the current design.
Not bad at all. But we should keep in mind, that estimated 80% of the traffic is generated by Spambots. The actual spam counter stands at 19,390. Unbelievable to be true.