Whoops, what is going on here? Everything looks strange. Yes, that is actually on purpose. The last version of our website started to become a bit out-dated, and so it was high time for a rebrush. Since our old website was already quite good, it would not be that much work, right? Well, actually instead of teaching the old dog new tricks, I went and got a new dog to behave pretty much like the old one, and then taught him the following new tricks.
After developing the last version of our website back in 2012, I was quite happy to get it running on a normal PC monitor. Unfortunately, I did not take into account how bad it would scale to mobile devices. Since I work in the field of mobile Apps myself, this was immediately a thorn in my side. However, the old WordPress theme was so bad, that I would have had to redo everything to get it to work for mobile devices. And that is exactly what I did now. The new version of the website works with any device at least as big as a common smartphone.
My experiences with WordPress also showed me that I grossly underestimated the topic of security five years ago. A huge percentage of blogs on the internet are running WordPress, which paints an equally huge target on your back. Starting with spam-bots leaving automated comments, to malware infecting the site through new exploits, it simply pays off to crawl the web for WordPress websites and target them. Additionally, I used a huge amount of third-party plugins for WordPress, which sometimes delayed me from updating the site, leaving us open for exploits, even if they were already patched in a new version. The new website runs on a different CMS, which has a higher focus on security. Also it is not used as often as WordPress, and that alone should help reduce automated attacks. Regarding the plugins, this time I wrote them almost all myself, so I won't depend on many other developers for updates.
Completed the Functionality
I must admit, I was getting a bit sloppy in the final stages of the redesign of 2012. Consequently, some of the site's most important contents were simply half-assed. Some other things were poorly thought-out, leading to good content disappearing on our site. With this update, I re-thought all areas of the site, and I removed obsolete content, and added what was missing in the first place.
Over the next weeks, I'll gradually introduce you to the most important changes.
I have put great effort in migrating the existing content. If you notice any mistakes or errors, please don't hesitate to write me. I hope you have fun with our new website!