Site CSS Tweak
After years, possibly going back to 2002 or 2003, I haven’t made any big changes to this site’s look and feel. Since the blog is coming up on its 20th anniversary in two days and because I have my screen on my laptop set to most stuff I can fit in I made a change.
Well, I made a tiny change, well maybe a bigger change. This site was stuck at 640 pixel width because of some device I owned and my mom owned that 640 pixel width didn’t scroll on the old web viewport. My mom passed away in 2011. I have no recollection what the screen was of mine (likely if it was mobile I have a mobile version for it (and my old very dead Treo).
This site is still fixed width. Now this site 980 pixels. This will change when the underlying code gets a bigger update in coming months. The typeface is no loner 12 pixels and is no 14 pixels. Everything got a little more breathing room and space. The blog sidebar with things I have squirreled away in Pinboard and surface if they are tagged with “linkfodder” got some tweaking as well.
On the blog pages I’m not fully liking the reading line length as it is a bit wide and I really like a 70 character to 80 character line length. Back when a lot of academics were reading the site it was a common preference for many of them as well. The blog is roughly sitting at around 90 characters I may mess with this a little bit more this week.
I personally spend much of my time on my links page and it is now a much longer scroll and not as scan friendly. But, years back I may the sub-headings collapsable, but they don’t have any indication it is possible so it is a bit of an easter egg. But, that is getting used much more as of today.