A New Look?

You know when I first designed SGNTN I was pretty happy with the way it looked, but more and more I’ve longed to have something a little less, um, busy. A little cleaner. It’s hard to get motivated to put much effort into something I really haven’t used all that much lately, but it occurs to me that part of the reason I haven’t blogged much lately is that it reminds me how much I’d like to make some changes. So I finally decided to do something about it. Or at least test the waters.

So the first problem: I’m currently using Movable Type which is a bit creaky and not so much fun to maintain. I’ve looked at a couple of alternatives, but decided if I’m going to change my blogging engine that Word Press is probably the most straightforward solution. Next, the flexible width 3 column layout is neat technically (I was quite happy when I got that worked out), but really crams a lot of stuff on the screen at once so I’m thinking 2 columns. While were at it, those Adwords can go. Although it amuses me to see what ads Google decides to attach to my posts, I guess most people find them ugly and annoying. I think I’m going to get rid of categories too and whatever else I come across that will tend to make my site look a bit cleaner.

With that said, I ask you (one of my 3 loyal readers) what do you think? Should I stick with the current design, perhaps poke around a bit and clean up the rough spots, or should I make a move to a new look that is hopefully easier on the eyes? You can take a look at how SGNTN might look (if I decide to go through with the makeover) here:


Feedback is greatly and anxiously welcome.