New Look for

Part of my recent blitz to update some of my websites and blogs – this one included – was a complete overhaul of the Kris and Cindy website.

The site itself was a neat idea and came together rather quickly, but before long it stalled out. The main problem at the time was I was spending too much time playing with all the cool code I was writing behind the scenes and not focusing on keeping up with the content.  I do that sometimes, you know.

Anyway, I scrapped the entire site and finally moved it over to WordPress with a nifty little theme Cindy and I found during lunch. It still needs a few tweaks to be called final, and I have to add back some of the static pages and definitely the photos, but that will come.  I kept the old site and code and moved it over to for now, just in case.

Facebook Anyone?

Seeing as though Cindy and I spent our fair share of time on Facebook with our friends and a few family members, I thought it would be interesting to try introduce a little Facebook Connect integration via the Simple Facebook Connect plug-in for WordPress. That way, our friends can just post their comments without having to enter their name, email, etc. like on a normal blog.

I like the concept, and plan to share more details here on the blog and perhaps in corporate it into a few other blogs in the near future. The delay, however, is that shortly after I added these plug-ins to the blog, Facebook announced that Facebook Connect is being phased out. Bummer.

The good news is, however, the developer of the plug-ins I’m using is already actively updating to the new API changes from the Facebook team, so the impact should be minimal.

More Updates to Come

I mentioned that adding back some of the static content to the site is next on the list. In addition to reworking Kris and Cindy as well as this site, I’m also hacking away at the next version of kris.nelson, which is why you don’t currently see it listed in new Portfolio section on the site’s home page. Hopefully it will be up there soon. 🙂

About Kris

Programming since age 14, professional software engineer Kris Nelson practices his life motto of "Never stop learning" by developing websites and Apps around his passions, while staying current with trends in technology and social media.