On Saturday I deployed a new design of ThoughtsFromParis. I’m especially proud as this was a total rebuild. I tore the old one down and started from scratch.
This was a huge project. I know when you look at it there’s a lot of simplicity. That’s intentional. Surprisingly, to achieve that effect took around 60 hours of work. It was one of the most difficult projects I’ve ever taken on.
After a ton of feedback from you I knew it was time for a new site. The old site was gorgeous and fun, but it wasn’t really mine. It was a template that I purchased and customized. I made it my own and put a ton of work into it, too, but it still didn’t really match my personality. Plus, at least five other websites had the same design and you guys found them and sent me the links.
If you’re on a mobile device this will look exactly the same – I think I may have changed the logo.
Speaking of logos, my friend J.W. Moxie designed the new one. Without asking. That’s how cool she is. She even penned the new tagline, which is perfect. You really should read her blog thesmartness.com. She’s funny, honest, and the spitting image of Cree Summer from A Different World.
Also my friend Suzanne helped with a lot of CSS odds and ends. Hopefully you agree that it’s tighter, faster, and easier to read.
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Oh, you’ll also know it’s me at the periodicals because you’ll see a guy grab a Penthouse, tear open the plastic sheathing, thumb through the first half of the mag, then place it back on the rack next to Cat Fancy.