Yes, I know we’re all sick to death of talking about fonts, cascading style sheets, and site layout. But it needs to be done. I mean, you wouldn’t want the site to still look like this would you? Of course not. Let’s just get it over with.
The short version: I’m nearly done tinkering with the site. Let me know if anything is still broken in terms of usability. Please be specific.
The 1,000 word version:
If you’ve ever clicked on the “archives” drop-down box above, you’ve probably noticed that this site has been running continuously since 2005. There are people old enough to vote now who weren’t old enough to read when this site began. During that time, screens have become both larger and smaller. Desktop users have embraced 16:9 jumbotron monitors while mobile users have created a demand for sites that can be comfortably read on a five-inch screen.
The well of content is deeper and the needs of the readership are more complex. This wouldn’t be a big deal if I was one of those fancy professional web developers with hipster glasses, an iMac, and a $10 Starbucks coffee too complex to pronounce. But I’m an aesthetically numb engineer and I’m mostly half-assing my way through this increasingly challenging job. Some of the challenges are just a normal part of web development, while others are problems created by past-me. (That lazy bastard.)
So let’s look at the problems I’ve left for myself. Also I’m going to “decorate” this post with archived images of how the blog looked in years past.