I’ve been running the same look on this site for quite some years now. The gray/blue theme was something I started with way back in 1998 for the first static pages I made on my old ISP’s homepages, but I lost those pages in a harddisk chrash.
In 1999 I got my own linux server online, and used a cgi script called newspro for updating. This was acually an early weblog (blog) script, looong before the hype about blogging started, and worked well for many years.
Check out the wayback machine’s snapshot from october 1999 It’s funny to see how fast thing change on the web.
Much of the old look stayed when I finally upgraded from newspro to B2, and later WordPress. I’ve now renovated the server with a much needed reinstall and upgrade of Linux, Apache, MySQL, WordPress, etc. Since I’m no web-designer I decided to use a pre-made style by Ian Main of http://www.e-lusion.com/. This is quite similar to the last style I used, but no orange menus anymore. I find it cooler and more readable. (The orange menus seemed to be popular among copycats too)
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of the new look, or if there’s something not working.
I have plans to expand the content side of this, with more articles and a better album, but I have lots of other projects right now and the flying season is started for full here in Norway. Lots of bad weather might generate some changes though.