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Website Redesign

I’ve just redesigned my website. I really love the new font I’m using for the body text – Lato. In a previous incarnation I was using Adobe Source Sans Pro and Open Sans, but I think Lato might be a bit more readable. All of the fonts are available via Google Fonts, which is making the web a much more typographically lovely place than it used to be. There’s also a new TypeCast tool for Google fonts, so you can try things out easily without needing to alter your site first.

I’ve changed the editor font to Source Sans, because I still think it looks exceedingly lovely. This might make me switch to using this blog as my go-to writing tool, just because Evernote produces terrible HTML and doesn’t reproduce the font as nicely.

The theme is called Vantage Pro, and it seems to offer a very wide range of options and quite sane / beautiful defaults across the board. I’m still not entirely happy with my logo and some of the other layout elements (e.g. the too-short sidebar, the lack of bullet points on the sidebar items), but overall things seem improved. I might still shift to the blue-on-blue colour scheme I had on the previous theme, but it’s not really essential in my eyes.

What do you think of the redesign? Let me know in the comments below, or talk to me on Twitter or Facebook at your convenience.

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