It has been a very long time since my last post, ignoring almost any online social activity and not having too much free time for visual experimentation and self study, but finally find some time to finish the new look of my site. Actually is not only a new look, but a completely reworked and redesigned site from ground up. The previous version was based on Wordpress. I liked the flexibility and easy to use feature of Wordpress, which in essence could be to reduce to a two-step workflow: search for a theme, install it and you are good to go.
BTW this is the logo of my site designed by myself
I was thinking from time to time, to give some personality to my site, meaning trying to keep myself distant from WP, maybe using only the backend part for content upload, post editing and any other content management activity.
Many of you may ask why i didn't make it with more fashinable MV* frameworks like Backbone, Angular.js or Ember.js? My answer is: when i started this project i wasn't very familiar with these technologies, i only heard about them, and once started i wanted to make it till the end. Maybe sometime i will think differently and will give it a try, but till then i'm pretty satisfied with the result. Of course there are some bugs which i have to address, like responsiveness, awkward page rendering when selecting a specific tag and associating the posts with these tags. Feel free to give any feedback be as good or bad.
As you probably realized sometimes you are redirected to my other domain name (hellopixel.net). I'm not completely decided either to keep hellopixel.net or esimov.com as my main blogging platform, the first one having a more 'business-ish' feeling, on the other hand the last one suiting more for a personal blogging scope. I will decide later.