The former look of this blog (since around 2006)

The former look of this blog (since around 2006).

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated the look of this blog, mainly because I had customized so many features that I never had the heart to undertake an update. But it’s gotten long in the tooth, and as you can see from the above image, it wastes a lot of screen real estate in the empty screen areas at right and left. It was a thing at the time, and I don’t even remember why.

In addition, the blog was not designed to be responsive. You could use a plugin like wp-touch or the newer mobile feature in jetpack (currently experiencing bugs) to get a mobile version, but those are ultimately makeshifts. This design by Anders Norén is distinguished by thoughtful typography and a clean look, and it is fully responsive. I decided to go ahead and effect the transition, even though I’ve only just begun my customizations, and I’m sure much will turn out to be broken. But in the end I think it will be good, and for now it is, I hope, readable.