Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Scribe and Mouse- Re-Imagineered

Well, without further ado (and resisting the urge to make an Extreme Makeover reference in the post title), here it is- my redesigned blog! It's not complete; there's still a few small things I want to tweak (add a navigation bar, create a new profile image, etc), but the framework was in place and I decided to go ahead and launch. I'm working on some sketches that I would have liked to have had in place already, but I failed to take into account the fact that I would have to teach myself to draw first. Here's a few highlights of the new site:

I based the colors on this uniform (that's Dave Kingman, by the way):

The Cubs wore that on the road from 1978-1981. It's often considered one of the ugliest uniforms in baseball history. But, the colors looked pretty nice on a blog, so I went with it. I considered using the standard Cubs "home" colors, but red, white and Cubbie Blue ends up looking a little too "I have an eagle tattoo and a These Colors Don't Run bumper sticker" for my tastes.

This one I'm really proud of. I taught myself some basics in Adobe Illustrator to create the logo and some javascript to create the randomization. If you reload the page a few times, you'll notice that the blurb under the blog title will change. There's only 3 options right now, but I may add more in the future.

You can follow my Flickr Photostream (my, it's been a long time since I've taken the camera out for a spin) and my Twitter feed from the sidebars. If you have any other ideas for ways to connect, please let me know (though I'm not on Facebook, so there's no need to mention it).

And that's the basic rundown. I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so sound off in the comments! Looking forward to some great times here in my new blogging home.



  1. Hey! This turned out pretty great man! And thanks for the link!

  2. LOVE IT! And I didn't know you twittered....

  3. I love it too. Wish you were here to help me with my web design work