The 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.