Thanks for your patience, I finally found time yesterday to finish my new blog-template. To me, this is much more than just some graphical brush-up: my aim was to closely integrate my “non-datadirt” social web activities, to unclutter the design and to build a lean, xhmtl-valid and fast-loading template suitable for videos as well as for longer essays. The result you're browsing now is far from finished, there are still some details which await tweaking.
For now I just wanna thank all coders, geeks and programmers out there: since I'm using wordpress (and that would be a couple years by now), browsing the plugin repository for new add-ons is like shopping in a free gadget story. I really admire those folks who turn a brilliant idea into a great and easy-to-use plugin! datadirt is not just the result of my own work, and I'm well aware that I'm standing on the shoulders of web 2.0 giants. I'll try to give something back by reviewing some of these great plug-ins. And I wanna send out a very special THANK YOU SO MUCH! to Matt Mullenweg and the whole WordPress Crew and to all fellow bloggers from whom I learned so much – especially Jeremy Shoemaker for his great and inspiring postings and his insights on the web.
btw: This was really a hard one for me: I'm not a designer, and usually I'd simply hire a specialist for this delicate task, but since this is my own blog, I wanted ultimated control over the code (that's a real time-saver when you constantly add some bells and whistles) which meant that I had to do this myself. Frankly, I'm quite happy with the (temporary) results, and of course I'm very eager on your opinions. So pls let me know what you think about datenschmutz 3.0.