Major blog redesign.

This blog used to look like this (click to enlarge):

Old version

Now it looks like this (click to enlarge):

New version


  1. More information
  2. Better user experience
  3. It was time to tinker

Continuities: things that have stayed the same

  • Reasonably similar colour scheme
  • Prominent links to social media profiles
  • Obvious links to RSS and About page for new visitors
  • Links to related posts
  • Evernote and Instapaper integration

Innovations: things that have changed:

  • New name for blog, to enable guest posts improve identity
  • Photos of real Doug, not just social media avatar
  • Use of @font-face web font (Orbitron from The League of Moveable Type)
  • Change of body font from Georgia to Arial (it’s easier to read online)
  • Recent comments in sidebar
  • Links to e-books
  • Better use of footer

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  1. I like it Doug – clean and clear, but the sidebar adds an element of serendipity for readers to come across other things they might like.
    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  2. Really like it! Love thwe bold header & the information on the side is clear. Well done that poorly man!

  3. Nice redesign, and I love the new name.

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