When driving by the Aveda Institute one day, my wife pointed out to me that you can always tell how far into the program that the students are. The new hairdressers have long locks of hair, but those further along in the program have their hair get shorter and shorter and shorter. This is seemingly because they keep tweaking their hair through the program until there’s practically nothing left.
Websites can turn out to be almost the exact opposite. The more you tweak it the bigger it gets, the longer it takes to load and the less time you have to focus on content. I’ve added a bunch of new stuff to krypted.com over the past week. I’ve now gone and taken much of it back out so that the site will load quickly. I redesigned each of the graphics. But now I’ve also gone through and trimmed those same graphics. Like a hairdresser, I’m feeling practically bald, having tweaked the site to no end and in the process pulled out most of my hair. Ergo, the new design is done. I may nuke and pave it, starting from scratch, but for now, the new theme is done.
Finally, if anyone is interested in the theme then I’ll post it here if/when I do nuke and pave the site.