For it’s entire life, Ejecutive has never had its own design. It’s switched from one design to another, but they were all templates for WordPress made by someone else. But finally it’s getting its own personality.
Theres nothing wrong with using another template. Kubrick and K2 are/were the most advanced and stylish designs around. However there comes a time when a site needs its own personality and structure, something that fits the style of the site more than a generic template would. Of course, I can do what many people have done and create a modified theme for K2, which serves a great base. However I felt that Ejecutive’s structure needed a more specific style that would be more suited to it, so I present, Opacity.
As is popular currently, this release is a beta release. Theres definately some rough corners currently, such as the lack of navigation links, the lack of an archives page and the lack of a search page. Well, it lacks a lot really. However I want to get this out of the door and live. I’ve been working on Opacity for six months, and the temptation to continually tweak is incredibly tempting which is why it’s taken such a long time.
I wanted to get a logo finished before I released Opacity, but I just don’t have the skill nor the time to design one at the moment, so that’ll have to wait until I gain some more Photoshop/Firework skills and get some more free time.
In the next few posts, I’m going to explain some details about Opacity and the choices I made in designing it. However for now I’m just going to relish in the fact that it’s finally out the door and I can start getting feedback on it, so please comment about what you think, and do expect the design to mature over time.