I’m pretty happy with the way the design turned out. I call it Forward because of it’s relation to my life right now. We can usually tell what is over our heads and what is under our feet, but we don’t always know what’s right in front of us. For instance, just look at the header and footer images. You might not be able to tell, but both images are cut from a photo I took in Philadelphia last year. I purposely didn’t use any of the middle section. What you find in the content of this site is always changing. It’s the unknown. This new design also comes at a point in my life where I hope to be moving forward very soon. My “master life plan” is finally coming into view.

I still have a lot to do with the site and other things related to the release of WordPress 1.5. The next item on my to-do list is to convert all of the plugins I’ve created so that they work with WP 1.5. This shouldn’t take too much time. I also need to prepare MDV-Archive for release. What’s this? Just browse through the archives and you’ll see they don’t function like the archives on most WP sites. It really shouldn’t be too difficult to get this released, so it may come before the plugins. I basically just need to edit a few lines and offer the files for download.

On the home front, here at MtDewVirus, I’m going to put up an extensive about section. It’ll be complete with information about yours truly, the history of MtDewVirus, an explanation of how things are accomplished in Forward, and an FAQ. If you have any questions about Forward, the site, or anything else please post a comment and I’ll be sure to take it into consideration.

One thing that may change with Forward is the font used for the image headlines (not the font in the header image). I’m not sure it fits in. Let me know what you think.

I should also mention that Forward was built on top of the default theme (Kubrick) that now ships with WP 1.5, but is highly customized.

7 thoughts on “Forward

  1. Forward rocks. I love the Freya-like navigation, the orange-yellow colour combined with classy grey, the modern-lookin’ header font, the way the text is lined out in the footer… Nice going, keep it up!

    (By the way, you need a Gravatar.)

  2. I agree…but I disagree. <del> is used to make something as deleted. A visitor cannot go back into a comment and delete something, so there is never a need to mark something as deleted.

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