After three years on WordPress, I’ve finally put a fresh coat of paint on The Linchpen. The theme is called Oulipo and it has a clean, minimalist design.
Long-time readers will remember when this blog started on Blogger in November 2007 — that was design no. 1. The only other time the look has changed since then is when I switched to WordPress in August 2008. So that makes this the third coat.
I initially did some theme previewing and testing on a local sandbox (MAMP, ftw!), but this update is still very much a work in progress as I continue to make tweaks and improvements.
Drop a comment in below (or using this contact form) and let me know what you think. Thanks!
I can’t believe my Dallas Morning News internship is more than half over. It’s been great so far, specifically because of the freedom and opportunities I’ve been afforded. Here’s are some highlights so far (Update: now with links!):
Working on a newsroom social media strategy, best practices and how-to guide with Travis Hudson (more on this in a future post)
Reporting, including a front page story on the DTV transition and following the story of an abandoned newborn
The question we’ve heard most often since launching the new TheMiamiHurricane.com is, “How did you do it?” Below, Webmaster Brian Schlansky offers a comprehensive explanation of the process, from setting up our own Web server to installing WordPress to importing our College Publisher archives.
The redesigned TheMiamiHurricane.com is now live! No big surprises, if saw the beta site. Lots of big surprises if you missed the beta.
For an idea of what was going on right when we launched, check out my Twitter account late Sunday night, beginning a little before midnight: twitter.com/greglinch.
Webmaster Brian Schlansky (Twitter) has written an in-depth account of the technical side of the entire redesign process, which will be posted on theÂ Innovation in College Media blog and republished here. I plan to introduce the post with an overview from my perspective of leading the project.
Finally, I’ve drafted a long list of people to thank, which I will post here as well. Thanks again to everyone!