With all the changes going on within the ham shack (moving from Mac to Windows), I’ve been looking at my website and decided to update it with a new theme, update the ham shack pictures to match the current shack, and to move the design to a more minimalist approach. You can see the before shot nearby.
The WordPress theme is from my favorite supplier iThemes. It’s part of their Builder series and is the Foundation-Blank child theme, which is also responsive. So it will conform to display appropriately on tablets, etc. I also have a mobile plugin that presents the site for mobile phones. With the overall design, I dropped a lot of widgets that were more distracting than helpful. This was informed by reviewing Google Analytics and seeing where the traffic was going from the home page. I’ve also enabled a setting that provides a blog summary page that then allows you to dig deeper into the blog post if it is of interest. In addition, I tweaked a bit with the social media icons to better match the website theme.
I also spent a little time taking photos and getting those updated in the home page slider and on the Ham Shack page. That should be it for a while. Let me know what you think.