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Site Redesign

Published on February 7, 2007 in General

This site has finally gotten a makeover that I’ve been thinking about doing for quite some time. The intention of the new design is to keep the site clean and uncluttered while adding a little bit more of color and spice than existed before. Things have been tweaked here and there, everything from headlines to page layouts. Let me know in the comments or by email if you find any bugs. I have attempted to map any old URLs to new URLs, but I am bound to have missed one. The two paintings you see at the top of the page are the ‘The Son of Man’ (in the foreground) and ‘Man in the Bowler Hat’ (in the background) by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte.

Overall, I believe the redesign has accomplished my primary focus: to keep it simple and clean with a focus on the thing that matters most, the content. Inspiration, while not alwasy obvious, came from Roger Johansson’s 456 Berea Street, Chris Pearson’s Pearsonified, and Daniel Cork’s Corking Design among others. Included in the makeover was an update to WordPress 2.1 and the addition of several new WordPress plugins (more about this later). I hope that you like the new design.


  1. Tari Akpodiete, February 13, 2007:

    wow, i really like this!

    one thing, i believe that your description of the paintings is reversed.

  2. lesliefranke, February 15, 2007:


    Glad you like the new design. As for the paintings I can never keep them straight. I took the information from Wikipedia. The one with the green apple should be the “Son of Man” and the one with the dove “Man in the Bowler Hat”. If this is wrong let me know.

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Leslie Franke:[les-lee fran-key]; 1. Husband and proud dogowner; 2. Seventh-day Adventist; 3. Web Designer; 4. Atlanta Braves Fan; 5. Northeast Ohio Native; 6. Bottle Caps Lover; 7. Certified 'Freakonomic';