I’ve been fiddling with this design in my off-hours, and while I’ve never been 100% happy with it I was sick of dealing with a few of the limitation the old design presented. For example, implementing your own CSS Drop Shadows were all the rage back n 2004/2005, and mine had the small quirk that the background image couldn’t be shorter than the content area. This started to bite me when I started publishing longer articles, which led to horrors like this (check the height)
So, for better or worse, here we are. There’s a few areas where the type leading needs to be tweaked a bit and the Projects and Archive don’t quite work in the new design, but these are small things.
Other than change for change’s sake, I wanted to bring the text of the site front and center, and give myself more horizontal space for for code samples and diagrams. The math phobic will be happy to know I’ve changed up my challenge/response question to something a bit easier to handle. As always, using Content Courier all the old articles will hold their old design, meaning no broken links or broken context.
That’s it for now. As with anything I throw out here, if you see anything egregiously wrong I’d appreciate the skinny.