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I'm Tav, a 29yr old from London. I enjoy working on large-scale social, economic and technological systems.

New Site Design for 2011

I was going to write a new article but ended up redesigning the site instead. My aim with the new design has been to:

  • Minimise clutter and improve the reader experience.
  • Give the site more of an identity.

Here's what it used to look like:


And here's what it looks like now:


I was hoping to leverage existing templates and designs, but after spending a while looking around, I found most of the work to be heavy and visually unappealing. People seem to love their widgets.

The one exception to this was Vincent Driessen's site. I found his minimalist aesthetics very appealing and took several cues from it — including lifting his code block container style. His content is great too, so give him a visit.

And, finally, compare the cluttered footer from before:


With the new layout:


I hope you find the new design an improvement. Do let me know what you think in the comments — thanks!