I do this every couple years or so to keep the look fresh, especially since I do little on the site beyond this blog. The old design is from 2005.
I will note that the new design works best on MSIE 7.0. I’ve had trouble creating transparent images for the header, but the image type I used functions in 7.0 and has problems in earlier versions of IE. It works nearly as well in Firefox, but as a perfectionist I know it’s not just as good on that software.
But I generally like the newer design – it’s color palette is much more vibrant, it uses a drop-down menu navigational banner, and generally seems more alive. Oh, and when you go to the website today, those graphic images on the left for Facebook (etc.) all take you to my profiles on those various social networks.
So, what do you all think?