If you are excited about the newer web browser software being able to make use of a myriad of fonts then I guess that you are a web designer. However, if you are a font designer then maybe you’ve been tracking news about @font-face since 2007 with trepidation rather than excitement.
These days the web offers consumers pretty much anything you can find in regular shops. However, the web is allowing customers to customize products. It has been happening for years, perhaps you have ordered a Dell or Apple computer which you have specified the components.
Recently the sportswear manufacturer Puma launched their MONGOLIAN SHOE BBQ which has the choice of two styles of training shoe and lets you really go to town on making them look individual by using a fantastic array of colour and material choices. This is a far cry from selecting how much RAM and which Graphics Card you want in your new Mac or PC. It ought to be noted that the way it is presented is really pushing forward the boundaries of consumer interaction and this is likely to be a trend that will actually become commonplace with big brands.
At the moment blog24 is using a theme designed by Nurudin Jauhari and will slowly adapt it for my needs over the next couple of weeks, so don’t be surprised to see frequent changes during this time. Although the current theme is acceptable I am busy designing a custom theme from scratch, when time permits.
I took the decision to start publishing before developing a custom theme as there could be big changes when WordPress 2.5 is finally released and this could delay the launch further. Also, as with any new website or blog, it takes time for them to be publicised and listed on numerous directories and search engines. At the time of writing I have not even started that process as more content is required, another reason for publishing using a third-party theme.
As time passes I will document the progress of blog24′s development and overall progress and will include techniques used to publicise the site along with summaries of their success or otherwise under the category ‘Blog24 Progress’. Hopefully this will become a useful series for blogger beginners.