It’s time to give this website a new look.
This design is based on the paint scheme of the diesel engines and cars of the Chicago & North Western Railway’s 400 passenger service. I’ve always loved that paint scheme, and decided to incorporate it here on my site.
On the coding side, I developed the design based on the WordPress theme, Twenty Thirteen. It is fully responsive and will display well on ANY device.
For more information on the Chicago & North Western Railway, and it’s 400 service, I recommend:
Now… who can help me travel back in time so I can ride these wonderful trains?
This website has had basically the same design since I bought the domain name (way back in 2000). It is definitely time for a fresh look. I’ve named the new design “Color Bar” and I plan on changing the photograph in the heading occasionally (and perhaps some of the site colors too).
With the new design, the list of my current musical recommendations has been moved from its own page to the home page. Any web geeks out there may be interested to know that the entire site is now managed through WordPress (not just the blog entries). Those static html pages are so twentieth century…
So the previous design isn’t lost to the ages, I have archived a sample of it on a separate page. If you get nostalgic for the old Shield Swoop Design, feel free to go there and reminisce.
Update: May 2015
This design has been retired. You can see an archive of the Color Bar design here.
I’ve just completed a major overhaul of this website and am now running WordPress as my blogging software. While the design of the site may not look a whole lot different, the change to WordPress brings a lot more flexibility for me and more features for you.
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