Good point, I didn't check that before I asked. And, nope, no reason he shouldn't - I think Cake PHP is great.

RE: Jonathan
I just installed CakePHP on my laptop to play with. I really like all that it has to offer. That separation of assets is what many of the others miss with templating. In my personal work (sans CakePHP), I have always used a template folder that allows you to drop entire changes into a folder and switch in a config file. You can change JS, CSS, Images for the template, etc. Then, there is also a global library to use if necessary. It makes things much easier (especially with multiple domains).

Anyway, definitely liking the new direction.

Keith said on October 12, 2006

Looks great. I much prefer the brighter layout. Easier on the eyes and easier to read. Welcome home!

Johan said on October 12, 2006

You mixed old an new, is this snook branding. Just goofing around.

Ryan Brooks said on October 12, 2006

Welcome back!

Personally I like the dark one. Easy to read nothing, I just think it's pretty smooth... ;)

Curious though - I know you're using CakePHP, but have you tried the Zend Framework yet?

khaled said on October 12, 2006

I like the simplicity dude, much much better. It's what I expected from you when you launched your business in the first place.It breaks out the mold in all the right places. Can't wait to see what more you've got coming.

Kenny Saunders said on October 12, 2006

Welcome back. I'm liking the new design. Mine isn't going so well.....

Alexander Berglund said on October 12, 2006

Welcome back! It's a pleasure to have you hack even if there isn't going to much written until november. I hope you had a great stay!

When it comes to the layout I must say that even if the previous layout was nice and dark and all, I think I prefer this over the other... it's spacey, light and yummy... A bit empty so far but I think it will be filled as time goes by... Now maybe I can get some work done as well?

Just a question (Because it's something I have gone and wondered about for a very long time); Some agencies having a "client login"-area, what exactly do you have these for?

David said on October 12, 2006

Snook: I won't be able to attend anymore as I live in London, Ontario now. But you should go. It's a shame you were not at the last one. A reporter from the Ottawa Citizen was there... Some people got some nice coverage.

Derick said on October 12, 2006

In fact I think simple is good. Like the spacey now but strangely, I read better on that dark background last time. :p Nice work anyways, I ought to learn CakePHP soon.

Julian Schrader said on October 14, 2006

Very nice a€”??I like your new design. It's bright and has a good contrast as well.

Dustin Diaz said on October 14, 2006

Whoa, didn't you like.. just have a redesign? Regardless of that matter, it still screams snook all over it. Maintaining your brand is hard to do with redesigns sometimes, and you've done it very well.

khaki said on October 15, 2006

nice!! really nice... and i also like your comment form... i wonder how did you do it. :D

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