LEESEAN.NET has an edgy/sexy new look!
I customized the WordPress theme based on code from Chris Pearson’s Cutline theme, and I also got some design inspiration from Upstart Blogger’s Enormous theme. The font in the header image is Gill Sans Ultra Bold.
I’ve made a few tweaks to LEESEAN.net to make the design more user-friendly.
The most obvious change is the removal of the big photos that showed up in the header. After careful consideration, I decided that while I like them, they were taking up too much space in the browser window, especially on small laptop monitors. I removed the header image so that users won’t have to scroll down so far to start reading content. If you miss the old header images, you can see them all here.
The other design tweaks are very minor. I’ve increased the total width of the site to 850 pixels, and played with some of the font settings to increase legibility. I’ve also brought back an updated Links page.
This site is a perpetual work-in progress. I learn more PHP and CSS every time I make design changes, so it’s an educational exercise as well. How does the new site look? Feedback appreciated.
My regular readers will have noticed this already, but I have redesigned LEESEAN.NET using the new PHP and CSS skills I learned in my Dynamic Web Development class. This site is still powered by WordPress and based on the Cutline Theme by Chris Pearson, but I tweaked the template to give it more of a personal touch. A bit Pop-Art and a bit Prepcore.