Another year has passed, I’m returning again to look after my website… and boy, this doesn’t look good at all. Literally. After running to get confirmation from my girlfriend, the verdict is clear: this website’s style has aged, and it hasn’t aged well. Not only is it green, it also looks totally 2007. Which, coincidentally, was when I designed it.
It's the Hulk!
So I decided to overhaul everything, starting from scratch. First, some backend maintenance needed to be done though. Since update 3.2, WordPress doesn’t support MySQL4 databases anymore. I think I already had had the choice to use a MySQL5 database when I started this, but I can’t for the life of me remember why I chose to make do with the older version. Hence, I had to migrate the old database to a new version before I’d be able to do any design work.
That done, I really did start from scratch. The current version of WordPress comes with the theme Twenty Eleven 1.2, and I used that as a basis for what you can see now. So far I’ve only modified some of the PHP templates and fiddled a bit with the CSS. I’m sure I’ll do a lot more before I fall into the next hiatus which’ll surely last until next year’s summer. 😉
There we go again. It’s been another year of zero contributions by me to my own website. *sigh*
Now, I never wrote this here, but I’ve been playing the infamous MMORPG World of Warcraft almost since the game was released in Europe. There, it’s done, I said it. Admittedly, the excitement wore off after a while, and now I rarely log on to the game anymore if there isn’t a big new content patch or something similar going on. I do, however, still enjoy designing and re-designing my user interface for the game. Blizzard has been very open to the question of UI customisation, and nowadays there is a wide range of AddOns developed by enthusiastic players all over the world. While I lack the skill to write AddOns myself (which requires in-depth knowledge of LUA coding), I use many of them to build my own UI, and sometimes I even modify the .lua files to change some small things in them.
So, while I don’t have anything really exciting to post here, I’ll show off a screenshot of my current WoW UI… here it is:
This is what my UI looks like while fighting.
See you next year! 😛
Oh rly? Looks like it. This anniversary marks me being inactive on my very own site for roughly one year now. Incredible.
On a more productive note, I have added a del.icio.us tagcloud to the sidebar on the right. Clicking one of the tags will take you to a list of my del.icio.us links filed under that tag. I’m aware of the fact that social bookmarking is totally 2007, but I wanted one of those fancy tagclouds for a long time, just never got ’round to actually implementing it. Don’t blame me too much though, I have a lot to catch up on.
As usual with these webdesign related things, I ended up tweaking my stylesheets for more than two hours straight, just to get some margins right. Doh!