I decided to redesign my personal website and move it from Wordpress to Drupal. Going extremely minimal was a very intentional decision. Every 6 months or so I find myself wanting to redesign my site. This is either a very good thing or just plain obsessive behavior (I do love each incarnation). Going minimal allows me to add subtleties down the road over full-on redesign. At least that's my reasoning right now.
Some technical notes:
I will be making updates frequently over the next few months, and definitely need to tackle some IE issues (7 & 8). Also, there are some validation errors that I think are being caused by my base theme "Framework" -which I'll need to fix as well. Being that my site is always a work-in-progress I was fine launching with the above issues.
I will also be making a mobile theme (somewhat responsive) as soon as I explore options. This is a departure from my previous fully responsive Wordpress theme - but I no longer feel the fully fluid responsive route is the wisest decision. I don't want to hide a bunch of crap - I want to load only what needs to. Theme switching based on resolution is far more flexible and seemingly, more purposeful.
Overall I'm very happy with what I've accomplished so far.
Feedback very welcome. Thank you kindly.