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Weeknotes #616-626

If you’re reading this on my site, you should be seeing my brand new design (if you’re in a feed reader, click through to have a look in your browser). It’s been seven years since the last redesign, not counting the odd minor update here and there; even this one is just an evolution from what came before, rather than a complete change. The single-column layout is the most obvious switch, aside from the updated logo, and moving my status info to the About page.

But it is a pretty major overhaul under the hood. The code is now HTML5, with styling in CSS3 and fancy web type from Google Fonts. And the layout is responsive, so should now display as intended on mobile devices; it does on my iPhone, at least. I joked on Twitter about my code now being 37% lighter, but the templates (and the stylesheet too) are indeed a lot less code-heavy than before, so everything should load marginally faster, if that matters to you.

Meanwhile, summer’s over, the humidity’s finally dropping, and I’m getting stuff done as usual. Worked on a couple of good things over July and August, too. But more on that later.