Hi. Yes, I’m still here. And check out my new design! It may not look like much, but it represents a big step for me.
You see, ever since I started this Octopress blog, I always had this nagging feeling that I should do something about the design. The default Octopress theme is nice, but nobody wants to stick with the default theme, right? It’s like how Twitter Bootstrap looks nice, but it’s so nice that for a while it seemed as if half of the Web were using it. You could spot a Bootstrap-based site immediately (still can, I suppose). And you could pin my blog as an Octopress blog immediately, too. Not that that was a bad thing, but I didn’t want this to get written off as “yet another Octopress blog.”
I wanted to create a new theme. Oh, I had big plans. I envisioned adapting one of the awesome templates by HTML5 Up, and eventually open-sourcing it so everyone could easily integrate it into their own Octopress blogs. But then some things started happening in the Octopress world that put me in stop-and-wait mode for quite a while.