Original Home Page.
Original Home Page.

This past week I conducted a makeover on this website. I have always used (over the past 10 years) a static home page showing an image slider of my ham shack. This time I’ve taken an entirely new approach.

I found a WordPress theme that provides a button for the menu, which opens up at the right hand side of the webpage. I like that for this site as there are not a high number of pages. It is mostly a blog (with 193 entries now). Given that, I also configured the home page to show off those blog entires. The image slider shows the most recent six blog entries followed by a list of the earlier posts. I feel that this works well for this type of website.

New Blog Home Page
New Blog Home Page

At the right are before and after images of the home page. It’s still a very clean look with a slight change in color scheme. I decided to follow the existing theme’s primary color and then updated the logo and social media icons to match. The logo continues my use of the version I created from modifying a Dry Cut font version.

I’ve also got this thing for social media icons. I created these in Photoshop, originally for my PathForeWord website. For these, I modified the color and style. I also created the email icon from scratch.

I hope you like the new website. I hope it also helps you find the blog entry of most interest in your current ham radio adventure.

 

 

What do you think?