Of course you can’t see it… but if you want a sneak peek as I’m working out the bugs you can click here. (To return back to the default layout, click here).
As you may or may not know, the site has been skinned for two years now… I’ve just never gotten around to making the option open to the public.
The new design is called “Fire of Prometheus“. It’s elements of several layouts I’ve been working on and I combined the best of all of them. The header is a huge flash file, but it only needs to load once and it’s worth the wait. It has the CyberPal at his brand new news desk, Randi winking and blowing a kiss, and Prometheus offering man the gift of fire in his left hand (yes, there’s symbolism here). The third column on the right will be reserved for advertisements, like my CyberPal Store (which I barely display), ads for my LotsaFonts CD, newsfeeds, and maybe some ads you guys want to promote.
A sense of aesthetics is crucial for artists like us. I wanted to go with colors and shapes that no one else was using. Like I stated eons ago, one of the things I’ve always admired about Eddie Van Halen was how he introduced a new “guitar trick” with every Van Halen album, to challenge the kids to learn how he did it.
That’s what I want to do with web design. Any input, and suggestions are most welcome.