Once more it is June. Again. And again I embark upon that epic effort of daily blogging, take three, wherein I call upon myself for a kind of rambling focus, picking from a list of daily topics, and with neither planning nor advance writing, strive to pepper this blog with the free-thought, free-writing wonder that is another one of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 11th // Something You Are Doing
There is something about the spring and summertime that leaves me in the mood for fine-tuning design.
Perhaps it is the stereotypical feeling of post-winter renewal, or maybe it’s just because I’m in the groove with cleaning, yard work, and kicking up the training regimen, but whatever the cause, the result has –over the last number of years– turned into a parallel effort online.
This year has been no exception. But instead of a complete overhaul of my websites I’ve decided that I actually kinda like the design these days and I’ve just been, well, tweaking them.
A bit of padding here, a new feature space there, a bit of an adjustment on the font down this line, and perhaps getting rid of this gradient to make room for something a little cleaner on the edge… uh, there… no… right there.
That’s what I’m doing. And I write it here not only because it fulfils today’s topic of “Something I am Doing” but because over the next couple weeks you’ll probably notice little nudging adjustments if you’re a regular visitor to this site or one of my other ones.
On this site? A change to some of the feature spaces, adding more imagery in the sidebar and footer, and killing a bunch of the long, long list of links. (If you were linked there… sorry. You should update your blog more often and I’ll consider adding you back in.) I’ve also nudged some of the padding on the fonts and cleaned up the post-cards, as well as giving a bunch of the images a bit more breathing room.
On my gallery? If you haven’t stopped by there lately, I’m happy to invite you back. I’m still working on that one, but in the last couple weeks I’ve really moved away from the built-in Gallery3 templates and given it a simpler, cleaner, and (I think) more unified look. I’d like to do something about the buttons and other UI, but that’s a bigger project and… yeah, still working on it.
In the meantime: enjoy and watch. If you’re interested in that sort of thing let me know and maybe I’ll be inspired to write a longer post on my design inspirations. But for now… it just is something I’m doing.