Today I went live with frozentimes.net version 5.0.
A complete new look & feel.
A new user interface.
A new approach to blogging.
A new gallery backend.
I am hoping that by replacing the gallery backend the whole site will gain in performance (speed) and it will be easier for me to maintain the gallery and export photos from my library software to the website.
Further more I felt like that the design was outdated. I went from a traditional way of presenting blog posts (top to bottom) to a magazine style.
See the images below.
I also added a new way to search. You now can search thru the articles and the photos. Or just the articles or just the photos. Change the mode by clicking the small icons next to the search button. ()
About navigation, there also a few things changed. You now can flip thru the pages with [shift][left arrow] and [shift][right arrow], you can use the same key combination for flipping thru the posts and the gallery pages.
If you open the photos in large format you can flip thru them with just the arrow keys [arrow left], [arrow right].
I also decided to abandon my old ‘bumper’page. And I am sure I am going to miss it. For old times sake, I left it on the server (it can be found here)
Leaves me to thank my ‘nerding’ buddy Jeroen for all the help and the advice whilst building this new template.
I do hope you enjoy the new version, so please let me know your thoughts on the new design via the comments form at the bottom of this post.