The _”Don’t like the style, don’t worry it will probably be different in 10 minutes”_ version. I was getting pretty tired of looking at that flat design, and decided to add a bit of dimension.
All the info I’d recently added on the sidebar was making the page really unbalanced. The initial design was really spare (see the “initial comp”:http://www.peterflaschner.com/images/home-page-comp-AC.jpg) with no sidebar at all. My focus has changed a bit since then – it was all of a month ago, after all. I have plans for adding more content to the sidebar, so something needed to be done.
I knew I wanted to use dimension to break the page up a bit. I was going through iphoto just now, and came across a photo I’d taken of a torn page for a long lost project. A ha! Solution in hand, I whipped this up in a couple of minutes. Good god I love css. I changed two urls, changed one margin, and changed one colour. From concept to finished in literally 10 minutes.
I’ll probably continue to tinker with the style sheet for, oh, the next 100 years. Don’t like what you see? Don’t worry, it’ll change in a few minutes…