May 1st is the perfect day for a reboot. So welcome to the new Silicon Florist.

Back in the day. Or in the dotcom days, at least (I may be showing my age here), May Day was always a good time for a May 1st reboot.

And while the “official” reboot doesn’t seem to be occurring this year, I’m always happy to partake in the Spring cleaning of look and feel.

With that said, welcome to the new Silicon Florist.

I know. I hear you. “WTF?” you’re saying. But let’s face it. It was time wasn’t it? Sure, sure. The watering pail guy didn’t make a reappearance. But you have to admit, it’s way better isn’t it?

Who am I kidding? You’re probably reading this via the Silicon Florist RSS feed, anyway.

But just in case you’re hitting the Web… Here’s the new look and feel for Silicon Florist.

I’m hoping that Web browsing types find this a great deal cleaner, more accessible, and just downright prettier. And it’s all thanks to Josh Pyles over at Pixelmatrix Design, a guy who’s got more design talent in his pinky toe than I have in my whole body—and then some.

Newsworthy? Not exactly. But more useful? Hopefully.

Sure sure, we’re still working out a few kinks, but we’re getting there. Bear in mind, this is a side project, brother and/or sister. So hopefully, you’ll find the new Silicon Florist a bit more useable.

Hopefully, I’m highlighting some more cool stuff over there in the sidebar—like events (whose order is a little wonky currently) and interesting links. And giving folks more exposure by extending the front page.

We’ll just have to see, won’t we?

If not, I’d love to hear your feedback.


  1. How soon does the chance trial expire?

  2. Love the new design!

  3. Very nice Rick! Congrats from AboutUs. Nice widget you got there! 🙂

  4. wow, LOVE the new design! Great work, guys!

  5. Yes I was using my reader… and so I had to click allllll the way over here to see this and then all I got was the iphone version… so I had to turn that off before I could see this on my tiny little screen…

    and it’s lovely.

  6. Very, very nice!! Amazing how you’ve packed so much more onto every page, but it seems very clean and very well put together! Loving the right hand side bar too!

  7. Rick,
    I like it.
    In fact I found a couple of great informational posts from your sidebar. One that had a bunch of research that was very helpful to a part of my business plan.
    Thanks for continuing to improve your blog and helping us succeed in our projects.

  8. I’m so happy. Robot florist, WP upgrade, shiny new look/feel, and I can finally associate my OpenID with my user account.
    Thanks pal.

  9. Thanks! It’s in a bit of transitional period, but yes, Betsy, at least it’s finally up-to-date on the latest build of WordPress. 😉

  10. Very nice, sir. Does this mean you may have also upgraded your WP installation? (Since I saw the ‘@jkuramot will be happy’ tweet, I’m assuming so!)

  11. How did you know I was reading this in my RSS reader? It’s like you’re in my head!

    The new design looks nice! Like you said, there’s a few kinks, but it’s definitely a cleaner look and the content is a bit easier to read. Congrats on the nice redesign!

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