New year, new direction, new website

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I've mentioned previously that I was making some changes with my business this year, and along with this is the launch of a new website. The old site was feeling kind of out dated, and I didn't think it really shared the company's direction any longer.

When I started thinking about a site redesign, I kept coming back to the idea of having images that I could click on and then see the text from some of my favorite blog posts. I had actually started the search for someone to work with to redesign my site, but ultimately it turned out that I was going to have to do this myself. I've no doubt the people I was talking to would have done an awesome job, but I had to limit the amount of money I was going to spend.

Much to my delight, I came across a very minimalist template on ThemeForest that I liked quite a bit. ThemeForest allows you to download all the .css files, .html files, images, etc. For the non-technical of you, it's basically a pre-built website, but where you can edit the text and the images.

This template was great also because it demanded a bare minimum amount of content. It forced me to keep everything very short and to the point. My old website was filled with content, so this gave me the opportunity to see how something that's the polar opposite of my old site would perform in terms of people contacting me after visiting.

Huge thanks to Bill Labus of labusdesign for this great design. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and would love to hear what you think about it.