Anyway, I decided to use the Wayback Machine to grab screen shots of the old Mindsilt sites so that I could walk you through the evolution of Mindsilt. Fire up the flux capacitor - here we go.
Original Mindsilt - 8/2001-9/2001
Mindsilt - 9/2001-3/2002
Mindsilt - 3/2002-1/2005
Looky there. I've got my own logo. I drew the logo myself, but didn't have the skills or software at the time to create it in digital form so I asked my friend Jason to make it for me. He did. Free of charge. I still didn't manage to create a database to house the data for the site, but I cleaned up the design and made it a little more readable. This one may be my favorite of all the designs and I'm still not sure why I didn't just convert it once I finally added the database backend, but I didn't. I guess I thought it was time for a change.
Mindsilt - 1/2005-Now
Guess what? I like gray. I've used gray in every single one of my designs that I spent any time on at all. Not sure why I settled on yellow as the secondary color, but I know that I immediately ruled out red because I didn't want to be mistaken for an Ohio St. fan. Not that you care. If you clicked on the link above, you know that this is the current design of mindsilt.com. It's the first - and only - iteration of the site with a backend data source so that the pages are created dynamically. Of course, the site is basically defunct now because of this blog. This blog will eventually be moved to mindsilt.com and the design above will go away. That's probably for the best since it's pretty generic and boring. In fact, the more that I look at it, the more I want to take it down.
That's it. That's my little trip down Mindsilt Lane. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.