Remembering 2011

Today is the first day of spring, and exactly one year since I switched the design on my blog from Twenty-Eleven to Franklin. I thought I’d take a look back at how if all else fails… looked before the facelift, you know, for the sake of posterity.

if all else fails…top

if all else fails…bottom
This look into the past brought to you by The Wayback Machine

 What was I thinking?

Really. I thought that was clever branding? Thank goodness my taste has developed over time.

Not that there’s anything wrong with Twenty-Eleven. I still think it’s one of the best and most versatile themes we have on WordPress.com, and I regularly recommend it to people. But I think I’ll be sticking with Franklin for a while 🙂

2 thoughts on “Remembering 2011

  1. Your current theme is much better. Much more focussed than the screenshots of your previous one looked. Could also be to do with how you’ve changed, perhaps?

    I first started using this site in 2009 and I’m no stranger to it (though I had a couple of years break so am having to familiarise myself with the changes since then – and fill up my own failing memory with more info from time to time) but I took screenshots of every theme I tried because each seemed to me to have good points and bad points. The one I’m using now is really plain, but as I say in the ‘FUQ’ (!) in my side panel, it’s because I want people to concentrate on the content not its surrounds. I’ll probably change it later!

    When did you first start blogging, btw?

    1. I first signed up in 2012 – I did an online writing class and a bunch of us decided to set up a blog to share our writing with each other. The whole hammer design was conceived the next year when I started bloggin in earnest.

      What attracted me to Franklin was also the clean, simpler look. I’d been looking for a new theme for a while, but when I saw the announcement post for Franklin I immediately knew it was the theme I wanted. I made it my own, of course, but hopefully without too much clutter.

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