Evolution is a good thing, if we were still sitting on the trees, nobody would have been able to invite CSS or design 2001. Ouch, that’s a long shot… it’s clear that i am a better designer than a writer. Nevermind, while I was creating the 2001 theme, the different design stages of milo (my website, not me) came to my mind, so without further ado, here is the milo design evolution:

milo stage oneFirst and initial version, focused more on art than on usability, especially the BIG and not linked header. This stage consists of a tight responsive column with a sidebar menu and nearly no information about the site: nice but someway useless.

milo stage twoLooks much better, ain’t? Implemented usabilility, more information and multiple loops retrieving two posts. Layout is fluid and I’ve also established the drop down navigation with gallery entries and recent posts.

Interesting note: all layouts including the current one are created upon the base of the first version, I’ve just added goodies, gadgets, scripts, columns and a liquid outfit. It’s funny to see, what you can do with an existing template, if you know how, what and have a certain goal in mind.

milo stage threeVery short intermezzo with stage three, totally useless in the beloved IE: main part with the recent projects and downloads didn’t work in the Windows engine, caused by the slideshow script. I still like this fluid outfit and will release it as a free theme when I have more time, but then downsized without the gadgets.

milo stage fourCurrent version with a header rotator showing excerpts of my gallery, consists of a fluid layout and a nice drop down menu with opacity in all browser except of the creepy IE.


3oneseven.com Evolution

3oneseven.com Evolution