I hate cleaning. I hate pretty much everything to do with cleaning, aside from the fact that at the end of the process, things are less dirty than they were at the beginning.
I’ve been running this blog for the past 3 years now… Without so much as a birthday or a blogiversary, or whatever the hell else people do to make a bit of fanfare. So I figured that with the changing of seasons, both climatically and philosophically, now was a good a time as any for a new coat of paint, and a bit of a polish.
So here it is. With very little mess and only a smidgen of fuss, my stirling graphic designer put together a new look and feel that I think captures the essence of the old one, but pulls it all together just that bit more. Veering scarily close to some kind of coherency of style that only my laconic wit and haphazard use of punctuation… will be able to keep in check ?
There’s still a bit of work going on behind the scenes and a few more changes to make, but I hope you can bear with me and that you enjoy the new style. A special thanks goes to Teresa, for putting together a lovely, simple, and ultimately very me new design.
Of course if you have any issues with it please let me know, but otherwise look forward to same level of lazy postings and slanderous reviewing as per normal :)
14 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning”
The new site is great! love the premise of the whole thing.
Wow. This is brilliant. Look forward to seeing some of your exploits overseas on here.
I’ll derive vicarious pleasure from seeing these places through your camera lens and carefully crafted words.
PS. Just noticed you included me in your list. Thanks so much for that!
Cheers Brad, and thanks for the other comments. I’ve been enjoying your photos and posts lately too.
Alex: Glad you like the new look mate, and more than happy to link you up. There’s not enough people doing interesting things in this city, so you better keep it up now :)
Very good, and very fresh, the green makes me think of olive oil and a baby herb salad!
Is that barbed wire on the right of the clothes pegs?
Cheers Edward, I might just have to make something along those lines to commemorate it :)
The right hand side of the diptych is looking up inside of a shed that had a corrugated fibro roof.
Very nice mate – reminds me that I need a similar cleanup.
Maybe next spring. . .
Looking good. The images just pop out of the page! Maybe I’ll have to read your posts outside of my RSS feed now.
hey matt… loving the new site design! clean, simple, elegant and easy on the eyes. brilliant work by theresa.
Cheers Grendel, I can’t say I’ll be making it a yearly thing, but it’s nice to have a sprightly look about the place for a while. If you need a refresh let me know and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Karen, thanks for stopping by the real site for once :) We’re always pleased to have you clicking through from the North :)
Chris: Cheers mate, she did a great job indeed, and I’d highly recommend anyone wanting quick and professional design give her a call :)
Pretty specky blog dahhhlink :-)
Does this infer you have gone all “up market” on us?
Woohoo! Very nice indeed! As a fashion victim of web design, or is it that i just get bored easily?!, Sometimes a change can be so refreshing.
Your graphic designer did a great job. It showcases your great eye for detail and of course, brilliant photography.
Dude, love it.
I always thought the old style was one of the classier sites around, so it surprises me that this manages to be so fresh in comparison.