There were several reasons that prompted the change.
First, my Blog looked so 2007-ish… and I wanted to kick 2010 in a high gear.
Second, with the number of YouTube videos in HD, it didn’t do justice by having them at 480×385 resolution. Now I can use the default maximum 640×505 with a slightly larger column.
Third, I had a request from a visually impaired reader to make all my posts readily available in a podcast. Thanks to Odiogo, all my articles have been converted to MP3, either to listen live or download to your iPhone or MP3 player. Check it out here.
Another reason is Facebook. Thus, I have created a Facebook Page. This page will allow me to post external websites, videos, and photos that I find worthy of reading so I don’t clutter the Blog.
Lastly, to answer all the critics, I still opted NOT to have a professional looking banner for my site. Why? It’s just my way of saying that CONTENT is more important than flashy images and graphics. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but WORDS tell the story. Eventually, I will succumb to the masses.
Many thanks to Brian Gardner once again for supplying the original theme. He’s created several beautiful themes but I opted for the most simple layout (on the outside, that is!). Crisp and clean, no caffeine, with easy readability and navigation. Click here to visit StudioPress.
Let me know your thoughts below – good or bad. I can always revert with a click of the button but not faster than 0.100 seconds.