I seem to have a penchant for spending more time on the structure and looks of my blog rather than focusing on writing. I just never seem to “like” what I put up. I’m hoping that changes with the latest shell I’m using!
For UnfoldingNeurons.com 4.0 I’m using the excellent theme called, “Arclite” by Digital Nature as the base. I’ve decided to step away from theme frameworks for a bit. I’ve spiffied it up a bit with some new plugins, some custom coloring and layout and a brand new logo.
I’ve also come up with a new tagline for my blog, “Darren Ethier and the quest for Clarity”. Really, clarity is a quest. I started UnfoldingNeurons.com way back in May of 2006 partly because I wanted to try out this blog thing and mostly because I wanted a place to sort out and “dump” all the stuff I think about – hence the name of the blog. I haven’t really posted as much as I’d have liked to because somewhere along the way my focus shifted more to developing websites for other great people and organizations and I have done more coding than writing. Still, the new theme represents what I really want this blog to be about. Finding clarity in my thinking, in what I learn, and in what I teach.
I’m really hoping to amp up my writing in the coming year and get out some of the draft posts that have been piling up! One of the features of the new design is a featured articles section (see the “Articles” link in the navigation menu). Over the next week I’m going to pore through the work I’ve already written and mark the good stuff for publishing on that page so if you want the cream of the crop you can head on over there.
I’m still working out some bugs and tweaking with the design but for the most part I’m happy with the new design – this is probably the blog design I’ve liked the most out of all that I’ve used.
Let me know what you think of the new UnfoldingNeurons.com in the comments!