This blog has had several iterations since it’s inception six and a half years ago as a group blog to discuss church and theology academically. This blog has changed from many voices into one, my voice has been honed, and the tone has changed from erudite and academic to open, contemplative and practical (at least I think so).
With that has come many changes. This blog started on the amazingly cutting edge service called Blogger.
We had a header, that was it. Then came a Drupal redesign. Along with that came the first logo, from 2007, with a distorted image from Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as the background. Then the blogging world changed again, and Everyday Liturgy changed with it. With WordPress eventually came a complete redesign that I did on my own after teaching myself enough CSS and html to go out on my own. This logo first appeared in 2009.
I finished graduate school in 2009, when the voice of Everyday Liturgy first started changing. Removed from the academic world, I began to realize that not everyone wanted to talk about how a post-modern reading of art house movies or Westerns applied to our conception of faith and practice. I wanted to Everyday Liturgy to become, well, more everyday.
So the redesign happened in voice first, then finally, today, in the actual aesthetic. Several changes happened since 2009, but the blog and logo stayed the same in practice. The barn image was added in 2011 as I moved the blog away from a magazine format and the hassle of uploading and cropping images constantly. Now comes this complete redesign, thanks to Brooklyn Creative. There’s a new logo, a new color scheme and completely new aesthetic. The blog is wider now so that wording can appear in columns, and the design is completely responsive: seriously, take out your smartphone and go to everydayliturgy.com and see how cool it looks on your phone! The Facebook page and Twitter page have been re-branded as well.
Most importantly, the blog is now more personal in both look and practice. I won’t be hiding behind “Everyday Liturgy” like Oz behind a curtain anymore. As the blog becomes more personal I should be too: I owe you readers that.
Lastly, I’d like to thank Keith at Brooklyn Creative Design for the tremendous amount of A+ work he put into making this happen. He’s incredibly easy to work with. I heartily recommend his services.