God knows that TRFT has needed a new layout since the last one was created…back in Fall of 2008. I was completely uninspired to do it until I started thinking about some of the more basic flash elements I learned back in the day. Simplistic boxes in a mosiac-like that twirled and bounced their names when hovered over. They were really clean and minimalistic but at the same time had a fun edge to them. I took that idea and some inspiration from a design i’d done for a friend where images were split between a table to create this look.

The colors started out as bright primaries and slowly morphed to subtler pastels. They’re really soothing to look at, even if they don’t entirely go together. The little chibi of myself is part MakeME and part vector work done in Paint Shop Pro. It’s simple, clean and cute (and a huge change from the antique/patterned design the site had before.) I hope this one lasts, as it’s not really tied to a season I may not feel the need to change it in a while. It definitely has staying power.

In celebration of the update, i’ve uploaded a batch of 300 to the avatars collection in the content section of my site.  100 each for the Girly, Misc, and Technology sections. I think that’s a pretty good metaphor for my website, right?