Welcome to the new 2012 look for Single of the Day. It’s not entirely different in terms of the overall layout. I kept the same banner image. I kept most of the same concept to the left side being the content and the right side being the widget bar. I did have to move one item out of the left side to the right side. I’m guessing most people won’t notice that little move. I shifted a couple of the right side widgets to the very bottom of the page. I felt they were much better served there. Overall it’s transformation complete.
Due to the updated theme, I can now make some of my posting pieces a little easer too. That’s a big plus. Another big plus to the new software update is that it is now waaaaaaaaay easier for people coming to read and hear the blog posts to share them via their favorite social service. That’s a major plus for the people on the site and for the site itself.
The thing about updating websites that I’ll Never Learn is that I’m too hands on with wanting to do it myself. It’s a tad silly when I’m so busy with creating music and getting it out to the world. Though I used to love doing it. Now I don’t. This update nearly tried my patience. Mostly because I’m making the transformation of most of my sites to WordPress for the shear ease of use. But when modifying a theme, it can get hairy with these more modern themes. I don’t have the super knowledge to be creating a testing version of the WordPress themes – though I really ought to, even though they’re now pretty much working.
Next time I need to do a bunch of updates, I’ll likely look into finding someone that knows this stuff really well. Hire them to come in, show me what they’re doing, pay ’em and then understand what I need to do in the future.
Today’s artist is Adam Rhodes. His song is I’ll Never Learn. A nice mellow piano driven piece. I felt it was the right vibe for the new transition. Mostly because I didn’t want it to be too noticeable, but have the cool new features in a subtle but sophisticated change. Kinda how I’m hearing Adam. A scaled back, but well learned musician. A slightly rough hewn voice layered over the top and boom you’ve got that simple, subtle, moving thing.
Do me a favor to help me with the new look. Hit the share button, push it around to your Facebook friends, your twitter peeps, or one of the other favorite networks. Now that I’m a little more modern, I’m hoping you’ll dig the site enough to want to also stay on top of my musical doings, which means I’m asking you to enter your info for my email list up in the upper right there. Doing so would make Adam happy, me happy, and show that the transformation complete is done!