John Rainsford

September Rethink

This article was posted on Tuesday, 20th September 2011

If you aren't reading this through an RSS reader, you may notice that I've changed things around here a bit. There are really two major changes; the design colour scheme has changed and the style switcher has been removed.

Not long after I created the last incarnation of the site, I realised that while I thought it looked fine on high-resolution LED monitors, it did not look great on lower resolution monitors. I decided to boost the contrast up, throughout the design, to make it more legible. Another part of the design that I changed, which lead on to the demise of the style-switcher, was to use Georgia as the body typeface, which I think is probably the most legible web font we have at the moment.

The aforementioned demise of the style-switcher, came about because I no longer needed a high-contrast, legible stylesheet- my new design accomplished what the second stylesheet was there for. Also, I used PHP sessions to record the change of stylesheet and this stuck horrible PHPSESSID strings to the end of URLs. I won't be missing them.

You can check out the previous two styles on Flickr, here and here. Onwards.

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