For some time now, I have been wanting to remodel the web site. What has held me back was the inability to find a design I liked where everything worked. I finally chose to install a commercial theme rather than a free one, and what you see is the result.
The primary goal is readability. The type is larger, I’m using a serif font and the colors are good old black and white. This design is wider than before, and that will help accommodate the larger text.
At the same time I’ve removed comment nesting to make comments look not all skinny. Please consider using the Quote feature (click “Quote”) when commenting on another comment. The bold-faced version of the previous commenter is a hyperlink right back to the original comment. The little “#” at the top of the comments is a hyperlink to the comment that you could paste somewhere else. Because comment paging was turned off some time back, hyperlinks like these should work reliably and over time.
Finally, I have “gravatar enabled” comments. If you register an image associated with your email address with gravatar.com, that image will be inserted next to your name. This blog requires G-rated gravatar images. Some of you like Mike and Misha already have gravatars. Remember, putting your email address in a post header does not make it public, although I will see it. If you don’t create a gravatar, the site will make up something for you.
While there may be some tweaking of the design, this should be pretty much how it will stay.