After more than five years of donning my old WordPress site theme, I’ve decided to change direction and apply a fresh coat of paint.
A few hours of tweaks and graphic edits later, I’ve deployed a new theme on my site. I like the open space and scarcity. The new site has a responsive design, in which all pages display equally as elegant on a desktop computer, tablet or phone screen.
My new theme eliminates the need for a few of my third-party WordPress plugins, which I have used over the years to help prop up the site for modern browsers. For instance, I’d been using WPTouch, an excellent free plugin that displays a mobile-friendly version of my site. It’s a great tool, and I surely recommend it, but I no longer need it now with this new modern theme, which automatically incorporates such functionality. The same is true for a page navigation plugin I had been using, which I no longer need. Nobody enjoys updating WordPress plugins. The fewer, the better.
I hope you like the new layout. I’ll be making some subtle tweaks as I go.