Yes, I know I gave my blog a face-lift not long ago, but I quickly grew tired of it and felt it just didn’t reflect who I was. So here is a completely new design, completely my own work and totally different to anything I’ve done before. I’ve used a picture of a Fender Stratacoustic, which is what my own guitar is, and used a funky green colour scheme. It’s actually been quite a challenge, design-wise, since it’s so different from anything I’ve designed in the past, so at the moment I’m reasonably pleased with it. That said, if you’ve got any opinions on the new design, do feel free to leave a comment!
I’ve also changed the functionality of the blog slightly. For a start, you’ll notice that not all of the post is displayed on the main blog page – if you’re reading this then you’ll have already realised that! The reason for this is mostly to do with the narrow column used to display recent posts; if the whole post is displayed, the page is rather excessively long, so reducing it down to a short introduction streamlines things a little.
You’ll also notice that there are different categories listed top left, where I hope to make posts slightly more organised, grouping posts together depending on their content. And since I upgraded to WordPress 2.0.4 recently the back end is might nicer to use too.
In completely different news, I was looking today at some of Google’s latest offerings to the world of web. The Google Calendar looks very stylish, in keeping with the rest of Google’s web applications, and does pretty much everything you’d expect from a calendar program. In fact, it’s very similar in many ways to Apple’s iCal program, with the added advantage of being online – you can view your calendar from anywhere in the world, share it with other specified, even make it publically viewable. Google’s Spreadsheet and Writely (word processor) web applications look impressive too. In fact, it seems that Google is quickly taking over the internet in almost every direction. Thankfully, unlike companies like Microsoft, I think I would approve of that sort of monopoly – Google are not money-hungry and tend to be at the forefront of technology wherever possible, which is always a good thing!