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Welcome to the new face of!

This is my first major update of this website since 2000. is now powered by the Silverstripe Content Management System and Framework and had a complete makeover.

May the old site rest in peace. I still like the previous design, but after 7 years I thought it was time for a change.

Below are a few layouts on my way to the new design. Design 2000 - 2007
The original design before the makeover. I still like it ... but 7 years are a long time Redesign 1
Attempt #1: keeping the original theme, but changing it slightly. I dropped this because I never thought it was nicer than the original. Redesign 2
Attempt #2: Brick Wall and Poster style. It's quite nice, but I doubt it would make another year. I would probably get too sick of it too soon. Redesign 3
Attempt #3: I quite like the shadow idea and I might use this for some other project. For now, however, this is dropped as well. Redesign 4
Attempt #4: Playing some more with shadows while remaining true to the original theme. But again: why changing the theme if the original is still better? Redesign 5
Attempt #5: Houses, Shapes, negative Space. I dropped this pretty soon. Redesign 6
Attempt #6: Black and White with Birds. I really like it, and it would make a good poster or a good design for a text-only website. But I use quite a lot of (colour) images for my blog, which destroys this particular design. I don't want to adjust my images to my design, but the design should be suitable to accommodate any kind of image. Redesign 7

Attempt #7: Similar to the one above, and I even like it a bit more. But again this one would be good for text only; it is not suitable for any kind of colourful multimedia content. Design 2007
So finally I created a more busy yet (hopefully) structured design with some special features.

What next? Well, I hope the new CMS that is really easy to use (try the Silverstripe demo!) will encourage me to post a bit more frequently than just once every 2 or 3 months. I actually have a lot to add to this site, especially with the new gallery module: For example several travels to Australia, Germany, Japan and New Zealand (where I happen to live now for about 2 years), my wedding which is already more than 3 years ago, etc...

My old CMS that I wrote about seven years ago was not very well designed and after a couple of software updates on the server it just refused to work properly: a real pain for a quick weblog post ...

Enough complaining, I am glad to announce the brand new! A million thanks to all Silverstripe developers and supporters!

Watch this space! 

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Hi Anatol,
Congrete for nugob's new look. I like it the smuged prints and noodle box cutout. Yes, a little busy but it interesting to explore. And What is RSS? Is this part of the Silverstripe developers?
Greeting from Melbourne,

Posted by Cisilia, 14/03/2008 4:46pm (14 years ago)

Hei ho, Nugob!
fesches, neues makeup, das du da auf deiner Seite neu aufgetragen hast - nur die rote "fratze" (aus dem Film Psychos Revenge?) schockt "meisterlich".

Posted by Hannes, 17/12/2007 4:58pm (14 years ago)

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