I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Slight Realign

I’ve just put the fin­ish­ing touch­es to a slight realign here on the blog. It’s some­thing I’ve been mean­ing to do for some time but nev­er quite got around to it.

I’ve kept the same basic look and feel around the place but made some bet­ter use of space and added a few usabil­i­ty alter­ations. The body copy is now slight­ly larg­er so hope­ful­ly a bit eas­i­er to read1. Gone is the left mar­gin which con­tained the meta data for the main posts mak­ing for a wider read­ing area and a less wonky look when a link post is at the top of the page.

I’ve revised the head­er sec­tion as well. Nav­i­ga­tion now finds itself at the very top of the page and the search box has moved from the foot­er to the top right. Hope­ful­ly this will make the search more obvi­ous and use­ful to peo­ple. I’ve also fixed my Twit­ter stream, which seemed to have stopped work­ing, and it now finds a new posi­tion below my logo and just above the posts. There’s a bit of bor­der-radius action involved on the search and Twit­ter sec­tions so those of you with Safari 3 or FF3 will be able to enjoy some nice fin­ish­ing touch­es.

Every­thing has now lost the hor­ri­ble back­ground hov­er. I’m not sure what came over me when I decid­ed to add that, but links are now both more sub­tle and nat­ur­al to find.

Those of you with Hel­veti­ca Neue will notice some nice touch­es with the meta data on all the posts. I’ve employed a lit­tle Ultra Light and I think it adds a nice touch. I like to reward those of us on the Mac a lit­tle.

Dis­claimer. I’ve not checked this in Inter­net Explor­er, but aside from the bor­der-radius I can’t think of much that won’t work prop­er­ly. Hav­ing said that please drop me an email if you see any­thing total­ly hor­ri­ble.

  1. I’ve had a few com­ments about the light text on dark being hard to read on some mon­i­tors. I’m think­ing of work­ing up a light ver­sion of the site and pro­vid­ing a theme switch­er. ?