Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Updates

Have you noticed? I've updated my blog over the past couple of days. In an effort to extend the shelf life of this custom template, I've decided to make some changes to keep the blog looking fresh and functioning well. Check out the differences!

The first thing to go was the old template's fixed-width property. It was still providing fixed-width images of column colors, borders, and gradients, which is just obsolete in these days with CSS. The blog is now fluid width and takes up space according to your browser's window. This allows more content to fit for more readable posts. The new layout also docks better, meaning you can shrink the window down, and still be able to read the content without scrollbars.
Also, to accommodate the new wider blog, I've updated my banner for a much wider, panoramic look. It scales with the content and maxes out at 1196 pixels width when the page is full-screen at 1920x1080.
Finally, the font was updated. After reading an enlightening book on typography, I can no longer compromise with stock "web-safe fonts" like Verdana or Arial. Now, Google Web Fonts is a thing and widely supported. Chances are other popular sites you visit already use web fonts. I've decided with Adobe's Source Sans Pro which is a well-made, legible sans-serif font. I think it looks even better than before. The font size can increase a tad because of the lighter weight and wider view for a more comfortable read.

And to top all this off, I've hidden an easter egg somewhere on the blog. Hint: it's there on every page.


Anonymous said...

any other hint about the easter egg?

Mega Rock.exe said...

It's a hidden visual.

Anonymous said...

i give up, what is it?

Mega Rock.exe said...

It's a sprite in the banner.

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