Celebrating 14 years online! WP-Mix launched back in 2012 as a simple code snippets site. It’s just a place where I can stash and share useful code snippets and tutorials. There are over 400 published posts and another 300+ draft posts. I could publish all those drafts “as-is”. But a lot of them are just code snippets with little to no explanation. Before publishing I like to flesh things out and provide clear descriptions and extra details. And that requires time and work. Fortunately it’s work I enjoy doing. Just need to find the extra time :)
Here is a screenshot showing what WP-Mix looked like for it’s first four years, 2012–2016. Very lightweight design and super responsive. Sorry the images are a bit blurry, things were different 10 years ago. Click the image to view a full-size screenshot (opens in new tab).
The site’s design was created with xy.css, which is a responsive liquid matrix (x/y grid), one of my pet CSS projects back in the day. Visitors could click the “Show/Hide Matrix” button in the upper-right corner on any page to toggle visibility of the underlying CSS grid. It was fun stuff :)
In 2016, I got inspired and redesigned the site to it’s current form. In case I’ve changed the design since the time of this writing, here is a screenshot of the 2016 “v2” theme (click image for full view).
To the future..
At some point when time allows, I’ll redesign the site again. Just thinking out loud, the next design will be cleaner with crispier typography and more spacious layout. Also want to add toggle light/dark mode and maybe play with CSS grid layout. How far we’ve come since 2012 :)