Brand New Site Design is 2.0 at 4.0

by Steve Napierski to Articles

I finally moved Dueling Analogs from my heavily modified version of Walrus over to WordPress and a less heavily modified version of Comicpress, but drastically modified template design.

Personally, I’ve been working on this design for months now. Not so much the design aspect as the coding aspect of the process. The old Dueling Analogs site had a lot of SEO (search engine optimization) content on it that made it more accessible to search engine spiders to crawl. WordPress was a whole different beast, so I had to either find or rewrite a lot of the old and new functionality that I wanted on the site to have. Also, being on WordPress it will be much easier for people to comment on the comic and blog entries. This is a might wind up being a doubled-edged sword, but I think it will work out much better in the long run.

Also, the forum is back up. It’s no longer at “www.duelinganalogs.com/forum”, but “forum.duelinganalogs.com”. The site is set to automatically redirect you to it, but just in case you wanted to update your bookmarks you can.

So, as I said the new, version 4.0 technically, site design is up. It’s blue or as I like to call it “bluebastic”. And now, I sleep… figuratively, not literally.

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Christian M
    Christian M says:
    March 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Don’t you mean a double-’edged’ sword? I do like the new site design!

  2. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    March 25, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    It’s corrected. Though a doubled-ended sword would probably suck as well.

  3. Mark D.
    Mark D. says:
    March 26, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Wow… the site looks great. Sweet redesign. Congrats on having an even smoother looking site than you already did.

  4. jwc
    jwc says:
    March 26, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    Too much blue. White on blue text is hard to read. I like the header at the top (Home, Archive etc.). Still, too many things on this page that are uncomfortable to the eye, like the diagonal-lined bars.

  5. Brandon
    Brandon says:
    March 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    Looks great, nice work! :D

  6. Postmodern Sideshow
    Postmodern Sideshow says:
    March 26, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

    I actually just switched from joomla to wordpress with comicpress, and I haven’t looked back since.

    Thank you, the infernet.