Reemer.com 3.0: It's Good Enough
So you have no doubt noticed that I've redesigned this website from a busy and fugly site into one that is sleeker, cleaner, and more functional.
It's quite true what those 37 Signals guys say--even though there's a list of 30+ features I want to implement, it's a huge load off my shoulders to have "Gotten Real", and pushed this out the door. In fact, when I decided that Saturday was launch day, I started hacking down the feature list to the essentials, and so things like archives and search have yet to go up... but they will, soon. Also as a consequence of getting this site up, there are some things that might look or feel a little bit unfinished, and there will be some minor aesthetic and functional changes around here for the next month or so. That's ok, though, because even a raw v3.0 is miles and away better than a polished v2.0.
The functional changes to the site are ones I've been wanting to implement for a good year now. There is no longer a sidebar of links or a separate tab for books I'm reading. In the spirit of "content is content", all new posts to the site will appear chronologically in the body of the page, and in the RSS feed.
Also, I will be focusing more on content that is relevant to my professional interests, rather than focusing on the quite inconsequential details of my life ("my childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon... luge lessons... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets...")
Er, that is to say, I'll be writing more about the things in the header: customer experience, emerging technology, and media. That doesn't mean I won't write about sports and FOX and where I went on my vacation this summer, though. I'll probably just write about those things less. That's the plan, anyways.
If you notice any bugs or have feedback, I would love to hear it; please drop me a line at kareem at reemer dot com (contact form coming soon).
Thanks, and enjoy.