AlexMarc.us 2.0

AlexMarc.us 2.0 PreviewThe second version of AlexMarc.us was a major shift from version 1.0, both in its design and layout.  Pulling back from the experimental and theoretically endless expanse of pixels in 1.0, I created a minimal and almost completely image-free experience.  In the second version I also began utilizing WordPress as a content management system.

My original statement on the site is as follows:

[The site] is a design completely of my own creation. It is run on the WordPress content management system with an entirely custom set of modern HTML/CSS/PHP templates integrating the posts and sections you see above into a logical, clean layout.

While developing this site I tested several layouts before deciding that content is king. I came up with a layout that is uncompromisingly dedicated to content, which relates the sections, categories, and posts entirely through words. The only image-like items I allowed in the design are the small ASCII arrows, which offer a more immediate understanding of the site’s navigation.

 

AlexMarc.us version 1.0 was launched on September 5, 2010 and has been reproduced here, but please note that the information there is largely out-of-date.