I have rarely been one to run away from facts, which is why when it dawned on me that I am eternally dissatisfied with the design of this website I realised I had to pick my battles. I would rather be disappointed by this than, say, my pursuit of physics, which is also eternal — knowing that any ideas about this site being poorly designed is wholly untrue, that it is more a case of the shine washing off a new toy a few weeks after I redesign this website. Which is why I have decided not to touch this website in any way for the next six months.
This is a bigger challenge to me than most people may realise. I constantly get new ideas to fix this or that, not because it is broken, but because it would be better that way. Perhaps. Or maybe this radical new thing I came up with. Would it be too much? You will never know until you try it. And so it drifts from thought to thought, design idea to design idea, until, like a chameleon, or worse still, like a shapeshifter, this website transforms subtly or dramatically but certainly. To those of you who subscribe via RSS, kudos I say: you have not been subjected to this horrendous identity crisis. To the others, settle down.
My biggest trouble with this design as it stands now is that Cheltenham, which I love and have used for headings all this year, is not ITC’s version but Bitstream’s. Continue reading