Fang Talks


Because even the most robust car needs its oil refilled every now and again.

Yesterday I mentioned how the blog’s had its current design for nearly two years now. A record, considering all previous themes have been replaced exactly a year after going live. It’s definitely deserved longevity though. It’s clean and fast, what more could you possibly want? Well, there is a couple small things that need a bit of tweaking.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of having a few fresh eyes on the blog, and it was brought to my attention that the text may be a little hard to read. Not difficult, but it does take a small shred of effort. Ideally, you’d not have to strain your eyes to follow the text. I feel a slightly larger font size will help with that without really hurting users that can already read everything just fine.

The font that’s currently being used for titles and such is also up for improvement. There’s a weird issue where, in some browsers, for some people, it shows up shifted a short distance upward. This messes up alignment and makes pages just look sloppy overall. Haven’t been able to find a fix, but I’m sure I can find another suitable font!

Then there’s the rarely-visited archive page which currently loads super duper slow. I’ll be looking into optimizing that. And I also want to make the blog a tad more dynamic, so I’ll set something up that allows me to easily swap highlight colors for special dates and events.

Look forward to those (and possibly more) small changes on the blog Soon™!
~ Fang


  • 25/01/2016 (2:17 PM)

    I didn’t realise it had been two years. You normally celebrate your blogoversary with a new design if I remember right. This new thing sounds more like tweaks here and there rather than a complete overhaul. Can’t say I’ve had much problem with reading text myself. I’ve also never dared to tread into the archives. I should do that.

    • 25/01/2016 (4:32 PM)

      You really shouldn’t. Trust me.

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