I Probably Should’ve Done Some Work, But I Did This Instead

Monday 28th March 2011

Engineers aren’t exactly famous for our aesthetic design skills. The joke goes that if engineers were fully responsible for designing the way things look (instead of having architects and the like), all buildings would end up being concrete boxes because that’s functional enough. Nevertheless, for reasons that escape me, I’ve always liked doing my own design for my site, despite there being plenty of very nice themes out there that have been made by people who basically know how to make things that look pretty.

I’ve been thinking of freshening the design of the site up for a while, and as you can probably tell (unless you’re reading this in an RSS reader) I’ve now done it. It took a surprisingly little amount of time (as these things go…), as I’ve basically just adapted most of the structure from the old design, but gotten rid of the bits I didn’t like.

Might tweak it again soon. Dunno why I chose green, so I might change that at some point when I get bored of it. And I think it’s a bit sloppy to have a sans-serif font in the header and serif fonts everywhere else, but I can’t be bothered to change it now. Overall, it’ll do for the moment; it all looks cleaner and tidier, and that’s what I was going for.

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Monday 28th March 2011, 3:41 am

Nice, I like it. Loving the clean. What’s the font on the header?

As it happens, I’m part-way through redesigning my own blog. Unfortunately it’s only half-done and I’m miles away from being finished… :(


Monday 28th March 2011, 3:27 pm

Hey, thanks :)

The font is Century Gothic. I really like it; I’ll probably experiment with using it for other things (like the post titles) as well, but I’m a bit undecided atm.

Edit (4:31pm): just changed the fonts on the titles and some other places, to match the header. Looks alright I reckon.


Monday 28th March 2011, 6:34 pm

Ah, post update that makes sense. Serif vs sans serif is fine so long as you’re consistent, and there isn’t a single one that sticks out as being different.

That said, the wedding website now has four fonts on its homepage. But I think it looks fine, and J agrees.


Monday 28th March 2011, 9:30 pm

Cool; my blog design update features a font called League Gothic. Got to love the Gothic. I’m probably going to stick with sans for the body text too. Right now just puzzling over little issues like how to style post headings…


Tuesday 29th March 2011, 9:28 am

Green is a good cold, green is the colour of Spring and all things sprung and newness.

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