Happy birthday to gRegorLove.com! It was eleven years ago today that I launched this site. So it was only fitting that I launch the new site design today. If you have been around me (er, this site) for a while, then you know it has gone through several design changes over the years. In the past it has taken me a while to come up with something I really like, so by the time I launch it, I'm usually already tired of it. :] The previous design, “gL4,” lasted for several years, though. I am quite pleased with this new design, so hope it will last a long time as well.
Just about everything is new. I have a logo now, which I love. The letters are skinny, tall, and sexy (like me). And there's a motto: “little g big R.” I am trying out the single post view instead of a stream of posts. I updated my bio because it was rather old. I added an archives page. I am not sure why I went without one for so long; I'm sure hardly anyone even noticed the small calendar for navigating posts before. The layout of the archives page is inspired by tumblr.
I did have to rush a little bit at the end in order to launch this on Valentine's Day, so I will be making some more updates in the coming weeks. There will be a mobile-friendly version and the wife application will see some updates, too.
Thanks to Jenn Moody for the photograph used in the footer. Thanks to her, Jeremiah Ragsdale and Rachelskirts for their feedback on the whole design while I was making it. Thanks to you for visiting, reading, and commenting. :]