Time For A Redesign?

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I’m sitting here looking at my website. I think it’s one of my better “simple” designs, but I started coding it earlier in my web standards days. Although it validates, it’s not semantic. I’ve designed a few sites using semantic XHTML+CSS… particularly Golden Rule Produce and a quick mock-up for Pajaro Valley Fresh. I’d like to rewrite my code to be semantic.

I definitely want to keep the same general design and color scheme, but I want to clean up the code a bit, and do something better with the right-hand menu so I can nix the single layout table I have. Especially with the introduction of Movable Type and all of it’s automation glory, I think I should make room for the features that it offers.

It’ll be nice to not have to hand-roll my own RSS 2.0 feeds. I can get feedback on articles and posts, and hopefully it’ll generate more hits. At the moment, I get roughly 20 hits a day from Google, but it’d be nice to see that increase through an easier to manage content management system.

I think I’ll take a crack at it over the weekend.

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .