Rebranding for the Future

You all know that this site has been relatively inactive for quite a while. Well, I’m here to let you all know that big things are coming in the future. I wish I could say they will be coming soon, but until the book I’ve been writing it finished, I won’t be able to provide much, if any, content here for you all. Coming in early 2014, though, everyone should be happier. Here’s an update on the future of this blog.

In my previous post, I mentioned “A New Look”. In that section, I mentioned I was hand-building my theme rather than buying a theme. I’m doing this for several reasons:

  1. I can. I know enough about WordPress and theme development that I can do this by myself, as evidenced by the current theme, which was also hand-built by myself.
  2. I want some practice with Twitter Bootstrap 3 and responsive design. This could come handy on a resume some day.
  3. I like control of my own site. If there’s a feature that I want to add, I can add it without worrying that an update will delete it. I also don’t like having tons of unused features, especially when it takes me 5 minutes to sift through them to find what I’m looking for.

Besides a brand new look to the site, I’ll be looking into a rebranding. I hope to be able to grow this site at some point to have at least half of the posts by authors other than myself and to be updated 3-5 times per week. Because of this, I really shouldn’t be keeping my name in the blog’s name. I came up with the name of “JavaScript Corner”. At the time I thought of it, the domain was still available, and I stupidly didn’t snatch it up. As of right now it is taken over by a site with a single “Hello World” example and is built using Bootstrap 2.3 and directly stole the layout from one of the Bootstrap 2.3 example layouts.

If the owner doesn’t make much progress on the site by the time I’m ready to make the switch, I’ll be contacting him to buy the domain from him. Otherwise I’ll have to think of a new name or get stuck with a .net (or other TLD) domain.

Anyway, I thought I’d give a small taste of the redesign/rebranding by showing the current iteration on the logo design (subject to change obviously).

JavaScript Corner Logo - Preview

I’m slightly surprised that I haven’t seen anyone use the J and S to make a coffee cup yet, but it works very well, so I’m going to run with it, even though I’m not much of a coffee drinker.

I hope this whets your appetites slightly, but not too much because it’ll be a couple months yet. So stay patient. Thanks for reading, God bless, and happy coding everyone.

Author: Joe Zimmerman

Author: Joe Zimmerman Joe Zimmerman has been doing web development ever since he found an HTML book on his dad's shelf when he was 12. Since then, JavaScript has grown in popularity and he has become passionate about it. He also loves to teach others though his blog and other popular blogs. When he's not writing code, he's spending time with his wife and children and leading them in God's Word.