the good news is that i have an all-new, all-different design that you might prefer! the bad news is that you might like the new design even less.
i'd been thinking of redesigning the blog for awhile, and decided to finally do so to coincide with the impending release of wack cylinders, my first solo album since 2004. believe it or not, wack cylinders will be my first release to feature databent album artwork, so to commemorate the event, the blog now features not one but five databent backgrounds!
the three major complaints i heard about the old design were
- the animation was distracting
- the white-on-black text was hard-to-read
- some thought the color scheme was loud or ugly
as you can see, #1 is solved—there's no animation anywhere. #2 is also no longer an issue. as for #3...
this new design is a big change in several ways; most notably it's a fixed-width design, so the text doesn't sprawl all the way across the page as it used to. this should make it a bit easier to read. however, it could make some older posts look a bit squished. also, if you have a puny screen size (800x600 or smaller), you might have to scroll a bit, and you definitely won't get to see much of the cool backgrounds. (the backgrounds are designed to look different at different screen sizes, but only start looking good at 1024x768 or larger.)
leave your comments, and especially your bug reports.
p.s. wack cylinders will probably be finished this month, and released no later than march. to hear some sample tracks, check my mp3 page, myspace, or last.fm.¶