The blog features a new look once again. The previous theme stayed put for the longest time between changes and it served me well. However, it featured lot of sidebar and bottom widgets that were hardly used by the readers. And of course, the primary motivation was as always, to try out something different.
Lekhni recently revised her theme and went for the magazine look. However, I went the opposite way. Websites/blogs by Dustin Curtis and Chetan Kunte provided the inspiration. I looked for a single-column theme and surprisingly there aren’t many. Minimalism, I notice, is not a popular choice for bloggers. Even the ones I found had widgets hidden away in the footer but I finally found this one and it suited my needs perfectly. Thanks in particular to Chetan and Curdriceaurora for their feedback on font types and sizes. For feed readers who don’t want to step out (although you should), it looks like this:
That’s it. That’s the entire front page. With only 5 recent posts with just their post titles. You’ve to click on the titles to read the content. The menubar on the top takes you to the pages and the Twitter update is displayed below that.
Initial reactions from Twitter have been mixed but I really love this minimalist look so it will stay for a while. I’m still tinkering and cleaning up and will write more on the changes/features soon.