As frequent visitors to this site may have noticed, I have recently refreshed this site’s design, and whilst it is still nothing fancy (for I am no designer!), it maintains its minimalistic approach and focus on content but hopefully should be a little faster.
One of the main things I decided to drop was web fonts, as I decided that there is no real need for them and they can often be a speed bottleneck, cause FOUT, and of course add additional HTTP requests. The font stack is set to “Georgia, Cambria, ‘Times New Roman’, Times, serif”, which should be enough for most users.
I also decided to put my recently received skills with Grunt and Sass to use, and the styling for the entire site – WordPress theme included – is now written in Sass and built with Grunt. The main site’s pages remain in plain old HTML.
This, of course, remains a work in progress, and changes will constantly be made, as developers, we are never fully happy with our own site.
Feedback is of course welcome.