Cookies and Capacitors

Design changes

Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 7:46PM

Unless you’re reading this from an RSS reader, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed some differences about my Web site, namely the new plain text theme I implemented that spans both my homepage and blog, and soon-to-be my résumé.

I’ve decided to ‘go plain text’ for two big reasons: it conserves bandwidth (the new pages load considerably faster, which is important when one self-hosts) and I prefer the look. It reminds me of the good ‘ol Gopher and telnet days…

On another note, I’ve removed the Facebook ‘like’ button from my pages. The plugin was getting annoying: every day, it wanted to update. If that wasn’t enough, I don’t even want to use Facebook anymore: Google+ blows it out of the water! Once my friends get on it, I’ll only keep my Facebook account around to see how my not-closest-friends are doing. Perhaps I’ll put a +1 button on my pages instead, but that’s unlikely due to ruining the ‘plain-textiness’ of my blog.

Anyway, for the time being, I don’t see myself switching back to the old layout anytime soon. Now all I need to do is make my résumé distinguished enough while keeping the theme of my site in mind.

Update > Screw it! I liked it better like this. But the ‘like’ button is staying gone…because a +1 button is better.