With 2010 around the corner, it seems like as good a time as any to update the look and feel of this blog to something a little less ... noob. As a result, I've spent the bettter part of the afternoon putting together this design and making the whole thing look as professional as possible, as it'll soon be part of my professional profile (the design, not this site).
To show the differences between the two designs, I've put them here side by side:
One thing that people will probably notice is that the advertising is quite obvious, now. While I've always tried to keep ads to a minimum, I've decided to make them just a little more prominent in order to earn a few extra cents here and there. I've been unable to earn enough through advertising to pay for hosting, which means 2010 will be the first time in over five years I've had to pay for hosting from my pocket.
In addition to the advertising, I've restored the Contact page and updated the Tweets page so that it doesn't look so ... blah. All in all, not bad for 4 hours work. Heck, it was so fun, I might just do a lot more of this!
What do you think? Is this a worthy creation, or was the last theme better?