I redesigned.

I debated whether to even post this. Of course I redesigned. I constantly tweak my site left, right and center. The web is permanently under construction. But it still impresses me to see that I didn't have to change any HTML to achieve close to the look I wanted.

I say close because I rearranged one element so that the date appeared below the article title instead of above. I also got rid of the breadcrumbs (they're actually just hidden with display:none) and added the category next to the article date.

That's it. Not that this comes as any surprise, I'm sure, to the few readers of my little blog who like have seen the CSS Zen Garden (what, you haven't? Go there now!).

Announcing a redesign seems silly but I figured all you RSS feed readers might miss out. :)

UPDATE: See? I told you I keep tweaking things! The comment numbers are now linkable, in case you ever want to link or refer to a specific comment. Plus, with the new comment design treatment, my posts will stand out a little more with the rather envious green.

Published November 24, 2004 · Updated September 17, 2005
Categorized as Other
Short URL: https://snook.ca/s/293


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Keith said on November 24, 2004

Looks good!

Garrett said on November 24, 2004

I'm fan. Best of all, there's really not any cliched effects. ;) Nice work.

I, myself, am a little concerned that redesigning will become more tempting thanks to the wonders of CSS. Hopefully, I can resist.

Garrett said on November 24, 2004

I'm "A" fan. Doh.

Gabriel Mihalache said on November 25, 2004

Really nice! (meanwhile scribbling furiously: "dark greys with lime, and dark green..." on his TO_PLAGIARIZE list)

Daniel Oliver said on November 25, 2004

I really like the changes. I noticed last night that you had redesigned the site. Was a pleasant surprise.

Nice work.

walter said on November 25, 2004

Looks really good. Simple and clean, not an easy thing to achieve.

Roger Johansson said on November 25, 2004

I like it. Clean and simple, my favourite kind of design. Hmm. Maybe I should take the time to make my own site reflect that ;p

Also from Ottawa said on November 25, 2004

Hey I like this design! Especially those faded lines in the header, looks really neat. Good job!

Lachlan Hardy said on November 25, 2004

I probably would have missed it for a while at least, so - thanks!

Looks great, BTW. I love the hover effects on your links in the sidebar, although the complete lack of hover effects on links in the main column is really off-putting

Jonathan Snook said on November 25, 2004

Lachlan: great advice! They're in there now. Who'd have thought that hover effects are almost a given now?

Lachlan Hardy said on November 25, 2004


We've all gone to so much trouble to make things like this a convention, but we're always suprised when it actually works and people expect it

Looks great now. Fulfils at least this user's expectations!

Jeremy Flint said on November 28, 2004

Great looking design Jonathan.

I stripped my site a few months ago with all intentions of redesigning. There it sits, still in start white and red. Work and life continues to postpone the redesign.

nerkles said on November 30, 2004

Great work. I like the simplicity of it, it doesn't overwhelm too much. It seems to emphasize the content over the interface, an approach I agree with totally. Keep it up.

Joe Morison said on May 28, 2007

I like it. Clean and simple, my favourite kind of design. Hmm. Maybe I should take the time to make my own site reflect that ;p

Rashed said on March 14, 2011

I like your website, it is a good example of less is more, you have a lot of empty space but still manage to fit everything you need in the page. Why cant all websites be like this. Also I like your colour scheme, the colours really complement each other and this is something that I always struggle with for some reason.... Maybe I should just copy your design:)

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