New Look!

Welcome to the newly redesigned ColdFusion Beyond!  After so many years using the same template, which was just one of the Mango default ones, I finally got off my tush and made my own design from scratch.  So yay!!  It isn't a responsive design, but it seems to play nicely with my iPad regardless of orientation and it looked pretty decent on my Nexus 4. 

For the random bullety points/tidbits about this update:

  • The background image is a photo of a moon jellyfish, taken at the Houston Zoo
  • The new icons at the top are from GraphicsVibe and used per a freeware licensing agreement
  • Most of the site now uses Open Sans as it's font, while the headers use PT Sans. Both are from Google fonts ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I have FINALLY managed to fix the pagination issue when trying to browse by category – so you can actually get past the first page! Yay!! I'll post the fix for that in an upcoming post in case others are tired of it too ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I hacked the now deprecated Mango SyntaxHighlighter plugin to update it to using Alex's 3.0.83 version of SyntaxHighlighter and to use the autoloader function; I plan to post about that and share the code down the road
  • The old style comments are now gone – the existing ones are being imported into Disqus so they will reappear shortly have been imported so you should still see them all ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you guys like it. ๐Ÿ™‚   If you notice any issues, just leave me a comment.

I may continue tweaking this new design in little ways, but on the whole, I'm pretty happy with it. My next big target is to update the back end areas some more and do those fixes to the posting areas that I mentioned before.