Well guys, thanks to a little hiccough when I was upgrading my WordPress install (which I think failed!) I’ve been forced to activate my newly designed theme slightly early. The problem was most likely my fault, the update was the first time I had used Transmit to upgrade and for whatever reason it decided to delete my plugins and theme directories. I’ve quickly fixed the issue and we seem to be up and running again.
The focus of this post is to introduce you guys to my new look for Electric Weekend. After brief flirtations with this site trying to be my blog, my portfolio, and then a test with Tumblr the last few months have helped me to focus the purpose of EW. So for the first time, I think, I have a design that is not trying to be a portfolio site, not trying to be a general website for me, but is just being what it’s meant to be. A blog. It’s also a first for this place in that the theme is a dark one. I’ve always kinda wanted to give one a try, but never found one which I liked and never really felt the direction designs went. But this one actually feels like it could have some life in it. I like the initial appearance and I hope I have the tone of the text on the dark background right. As with previous designs, you will notice two distinct types of post. One for my “links” and one for my main posts. They are defined not only in format, but also with colour. The bordering line above each post will indicate which type of post is coming next, so that you can decide to read on!
I feel for the first time I have a theme on the blog which actually feels fairly refined and to a certain extent, polished. This has been helped by something which I’ve been trying to create for a long while. Electric Weekend now has, what I feel to be a strong identity. As I hinted earlier I now feel like I know a little more of what this place is to be and wanted to reflect this in a clear identity in the form of a logo. It’s taken me a while to arrive at this, and the logo went through a lot of revisions before arriving at the form you now see. Some of you may have seen the early version I posted on Flickr sometime before Christmas, so you can see where early things began.
Disclaimer: Due to the error in the upgrade, and the early launch, there might be a few funky bits that have yet to be corrected but rest assured these will be done in the next day or two.