It's now 201 days ago, on a sunny summer day in Ardèche, France, that I last redesigned this website.
But in recent months I've started to want a new look for it. I liked the custom font I was using—Fern from David Jonathan Ross—and the styles were unique, but over time I became weary of them.
I wanted a refreshed, simpler, subtler look that would not distract from browsing and reading.
Here's a before/after comparison (in dark mode) of what I came up with:
In a nutshell, the new styles move away from custom colors, typefaces, and layouts; and embrace the simplicity of a black-white-blue theme, system fonts, and web platform defaults (for example bulleted lists).
Although still a work in progress, I already like the cleaner, simpler styles, which also cut page size down by 95%1.
Let's see how long this look lasts!