Welcome to akamike v2
Finally, the time has come for me to unveil akamike v2. I've been using the same old design for over a year now and wanted a change. After much delay my new look is here.
This design is the result of much thought after many failed attempts to create a place to represent me. While it's not as great as the work of say Elliot Jay Stocks, I think it's pretty damn good. I am very pleased with the end product and I am proud to say this is what I wanted.
The first thing you'll notice about the design is it's not as badly WEB 2.0 as the old design. I've worked on the colours and they are now a bit more reserved. The logo, which is simple and initially started as just a favicon, now gives me some form of identification. The typography is better, the layout is better, it's just much better than what I had before.
As I said, this is the outcome of several failed attempts. It's not that I felt that those attempts were bad, I just didn't feel that they represented me well enough. However, I have learned a lot from my experiments and I plan to tweak the ideas into free themes. I'm not going to set deadlines, but they will come (until then, why not try out In The Rough?).
More than just the look has changed here at akamike. The mark-up is much better, the sections have been revised and there are new features like the twitter feed and use of tagging. I'm now also fully up-to-date with Wordpress, despite disliking the admin panel.
There is some missing content, such as my new about page, which I will be filling in over the next few days. Post categories have been reset so I can properly recategorize them and tags are now in use, so I'll be going through all my previous posts to tag them up.
For posterity, here is a screenshot of the old akamike:
Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments! Enjoy :)