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.
- 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. ?