It started as an infrastructure redesign to extend my properly formed (and utilized) XHTML and CSS across my Website, removed tables used for layout (a no-no), and improve the accessibility and usability of the site.
Then, inspired by Comic-Con (and my own inability to leave well enough alone), I started a comic book-themed redesign of my site.
Starting with the Photoshop mock up (below), I now have a working HTML version. And thanks to using CSS for shadowed containers, Web-safe colors on my graphics, and the like, the site is even smaller in download size than my current site.
Thing is, looking at the two side-bay-side, I think I like my "old" site. It's clean. It's informative. It's professional.
So, now I'm torn. The old site looks and works great. The new site feeds my inner fanboy (and took a couple of days to hash out), but I wonder if it's too cluttered.
What do you think?