This redesign is something that I’d been thinking about for quite some time, as the site was looking a bit tired and out-of-date. Not much on CBN had been changed in the look-and-feel department since the site was launched in late 2008, and WordPress theme design has come a long way since then.
Even so, I still wanted a layout that was fairly clean and elegant, and I think I found that with BloggingNews, a premium WordPress theme from the folks at Colorlabs & Company. Unlike themes I’ve used in the past here and on other sites, this one didn’t require much hacking to get it to do what I wanted, and I highly recommend it – or one of Colorlab’s other themes – for anyone looking to launch or revive a WordPress site.
(And by the way – the paragraph above is not a paid endorsement, just praise from a happy customer.)
As for the most important aspect of this site – the content – there won’t be any major changes there. CBN will still remain the most timely and comprehensive source of beer and brewing news in Canada, with new posts starting up again first thing tomorrow.
In the meantime, please excuse any glitches that you might find as I put the finishing touches on the site, and let me know what you think of the new look.
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