Back There

24 Apr 2014 0 Comments , Estimated reading time: 2 minutes read

It’s been a long time. By the begin­ning of this year I star­ted think­ing about restart­ing my blog. And hey here it is. The brand new onygo is launched. 

Many things have changed with this relaunch. Start­ing with the two most obvi­ous changes: the lan­guage and the visu­al design. 

I decided to go for Eng­lish as my blog­ging lan­guage for two main reas­ons. First of all, dur­ing my time down under I met many people who do not speak Ger­man and I want them to be able to read my blog, too. The oth­er reas­on is that I also blog about pro­fes­sion­al stuff here. And with­in my industry the lin­gua franca is Eng­lish.

So now going for the visu­al design. I went for a black and white appear­ance with big typo­graphy. At the moment, pho­tos are used very thriftily com­pared to the pre­vi­ous design. But that might change over time. 

Under the hood some major changes have taken place. I moved from 960​.gs to Skel­et­on as my grid frame­work. Skel­et­on works pretty sim­il­ar as 960​.gs, let’s say it adds respons­ive beha­viour to 960​.gs. And most import­ant, it’s just a light­weight grid, no big design sys­tem like Boot­strap. Fur­ther­more, I deac­tiv­ated a lot of Word­Press plu­gins, that are not needed any more. And last but not least, it’s the first Word­Press theme I’ve built from scratch. 

All in all, I really like the new onygo. Let’s see, if I man­age to blog a little more reg­u­larly.

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