It was high time I re-design BorkWeb. I’ve been screwing around with this design for a few weeks now and I’ve finally got it working for go-live today :D I began construction on the site using LifeAfterCoffee’s Caffeine Theme. Jon did a great job in structuring the templates and a fairly solid CSS stylesheet.
However, I took it and butchered it beyond recognition. I did a lot of restructuring of the templates, location of elements, and I ripped apart the CSS stylesheet and pasted its parts back together with a some additions. I’ll adjust this theme some more, add a header graphic, zip it up and make it available for download soon.
UPDATE: I already think this needs more work….hrm. I’ll have to brainstorm on what to do to it.
Last month Slashdot held a very open-ended competition for a redesign of the long overdue layout. I had initially thought I’d enter but laziness took the best of me and I never completed my design. The winner was Alex Bendicken who created a pretty clean and snazzy design. CmdrTaco estimates that the new design will go live in a couple of days…say goodbye to the eyesore that was the circa 1990’s layout.
The winner of the contest will be receiving a sweet laptop (valued at up to $4000) plus the bragging rights of redesigning one of the world’s most popular tech/geek blogs. Good times. Over the course of the contest I had been hoping Peter Lada’s design would win out, but Alex’s is just as snazzy (with fewer frills) so I’m happy.