This redesign has been coming a while now. The ideas have been there on a slow simmer, now is when everything is just ready to go.
The main difference in design is probably the fact that the content takes precendent- there is no sidebar of blogging miscellany. Many times during the early design stages, it always seemed appropriate to stick a sidebar in, but it didn't feel right. It felt like a cop-out, something to bulk up the actual blog content.
I would never make any claims to the quality of my blog posts, but I do try produce content that contributes to the web, even if in some small way. It is what it is and I am presenting it front and (slightly off) centre.
Whilst my blog posting dropped off towards the end of October, I have been posting links on a regular basis, which have been collecting on my links page (and tweeted out too). I still don't know what to do with the links page- it's getting unwieldy- but I'll tackle that at some point soon.
The only new addition to the site is my Art page. I exhibit alternative art in my local art group and this is a collection of some things I have worked on over the last six or seven years. I have to gather my design pieces for a design page, but this will be done in the near future too.
The site should flex to any viewing port in a storm. I don't know what the kids are calling it these days, but the layout changes to suit smaller screens, without hiding or removing any content or elements. It's not perfect but it works pretty good.
I plan on updating the colour scheme every month, to reflect the month or my whim, and even though I'll be manually changing the CSS file, life is made a whole lot easier with SASS. Check it out, it's super useful.