At 7:08 PM, Anonymous said...
Psst, Ross... light background, lighter and smallish type. Bad mojo for reading. Design do indeed matter. Nice blog, but my eyes hate you. ;-)
You are absolutely right! I got so obsessed with making the blog technically correct that I didn't really pay attention to the design.
After I received this comment, I went and tried to read my blog and realized how much it sucked from a user experience standpoint. Everything about it was exactly as the comment said:
1. Type was too small. Why did I make the type so small? I have no idea and no good explanation.
2. Colors sucked and the text contrast was horrible. It looked good for the less than 1 second that I looked at the template preview and then I didn't pay attention again. Stupid.
Thanks to the anonymous poster who pointed out my horrible design. Hopefully this new design is better for everyone; it seems to look much better to me. If you don't like it, let me know by leaving a comment, as you can see, I respond to comments pretty quickly.