So now my website has a new look. I recently upgraded all the web applications on my server which allows this new look. Inspired partly by an inability to leave well enough alone, and in part by a curious email server incident last week, I decided it was time to bring everything up to the latest revision in the hope to fix bugs and make everything more secure. The web applications are also more tightly integrated than before making for an overall more consistent look to the site.
It is still based on WordPress and Gallery, only now I am using the latest releases of both packages which proved both easier to configure and easier to get working together than the earlier version I was using. Integration of the two was made even simpler than before using the WPG2 plugin and the vSlider theme. A few hours of Googling for setup hints and some Photoshop frustration later (to create the header images), and you have what you see in front of you.
Migrating to Gallery2, which uses an actual database for image storage instead of the file system as in the old version was fairly painless, although it did mess up the descriptions and witty comments on some albums and photos and required some hand editing to fix – let me know if you see any problems and I’ll fix ’em!