Here it is at 7pm (EST) on Halloween night. The “Trick-or-Treaters” are just starting to pour in and I’m here in the office with the candy bowl finalizing the switch of Jasongraphix over to it’s new default theme “Contemporary Home”. I initially started this new theme in late August to commemorate the purchase of my wife and I’s first home, but the progress was so slow that I decided to sign up for the 2nd biannual CSSReboot to give myself a solid deadline. That decision made for a tough couple weeks, but I am very happy with the results.
You can think of it as a halloween costume…that this site will be wearing for a long time. The initial “1900s Scrapbook” style theme was featured at CSSVault, Stylegala, Screenspire, i-marco’s Choice, and yes, even Jason Santa Maria’s Oddities and Diversions list. Since there are over 900 people participating in the Fall 2005 CSSReboot, I don’t suspect the new theme will receive quite as much attention, but I definitely think it’s an improvement over the old design and a much needed change of scenery.
The good news is that whether you like, or don’t like my new theme, you can change it to your own taste. If you prefer the previous the old turn-of-the-century look, just use the “select style” dropdown box on the homepage and select 1900s. If you’d rather see the site with minimal or no styling, you can do that too from the style selector. Well, the kids outiside are wearing out our doorbell and pounding on the door so I better get back to my duties as a homeowner on Halloween. Enjoy!
Update: I’m not sure how “legal” this is, and please don’t abuse it, but you can Click Here (★ ★ ★ ★ ★) to give my site a 5 star vote on CSSReboot. I got frustrated with telling people how to browse to my site to vote for it, and their system is pretty simple, so I set this up. I guess it’d only be fair if I also gave you the opportunity to give me a 1, 2, 3, or 4 as well.