The picture might seem familiar to you. That is no wonder, it is a coloured version of Road Blocks, a picture I posted not too long ago.
Why did I do that?
Well, you might have also noticed that my website/blog looks somewhat different. So the real coat of paint refers to the change of layout.
Originally, I wanted to see if there were new themes. So I chose one of the latest themes to see what my site would look like. A problem I have with many themes is that they also show the “featured image” and therefore the image appears twice when you click on the post. In most themes there is no possibility to switch it off and trying to hide it via CSS is not working with every theme as well (at at least if you only have basic knowledge of CSS).
So when I tried out one of the new themes I didn’t like them for my blog. I also ended up in the new editor which didn’t really make sense to me. So I decided to go back to my old theme, but found out that it is no longer supported by WordPress.com. I poked around the old themes but didn’t really find anything I like – or had the problem with the featured image.
So I went back to the new themes and tried to use the editor again, spend some time with it and finally understood how it works. It is not perfect (however, the menu says it still is beta – so I think it will improve) but I managed to change the them a lot and customize it the way I wanted it
The thing I like the most is that I can show you my pictures now in a much bigger size. That way you can better discover all the details I have especially hidden in most of my composites. However, there are a few pictures from 2013 I uploaded in a low resolution. Most of them work when they are stretched a little and you probably won’t notice that they are not 100% crisp. There were only two or three that looked really terrible – but I thought I leave them in the higher resolution for consistency.
When you go to a picture you can also navigate backwards and forwards now (which was a feature my old theme didn’t offer) and I moved all the widgets and the links to my social networks at the end of the pages, under the comment section.
So you can now look around a little, see how you like the new theme and (re)visited some of the old pictures and see them how you were supposed to see them.
To make it easier for you to travel back in time I created a little gallery that takes you straight to some of my older works. To include something from every period since I started blogging, I decided to choose one picture from every page.