As you may have noticed, this site has changed. I find it significantly less ugly now, but the changes run much deeper than that.
The whole site is running on Jekyll now, and hosted on my own Mac mini at Macminicolo. It was previously running on WordPress and hosted at Dreamhost. Over the course of building this new site, I’ve realized that I really don’t have many issues with WordPress, and Dreamhost has always been pretty stable for me. I just get antsy and want to try new things, so I’m giving this a shot.
A relaunch for 2013 - Brett Terpstra
Brett Terpstra’s launched a gorgeous new version of his site and it has some really interesting stuff under the hood. He’s moved away from WordPress to Jekyll, the design is responsive and it’s hosted on a Mac mini.
He also has included a really interesting feature for dyslexic readers:
Also check out the SuperReadable option, available from the gear menu in the upper right corner. It modifies the fonts and colors a bit to improve readability, and replaces the main font with OpenDyslexic. While OpenDyslexic is designed to aid dyslexic readers, I’ve actually found it increases reading speed for most people. It’s ugly, but it works.
Check out the post for more details on the changes.
If you aren’t reading Brett regularly now is the time to start, Brett is a crazy talented designer, developer and writer; you don’t want to miss anything this guy is doing.