New Design!

and photobombasaurus says hi redesigned and it’s out of beta now, yay. I’ve prepared an illustration – which may or may not include a few geeky easter eggs inside – for header part. It’s the most detailed thing I’ve illustrated so far, so especially digital inking and coloring part took really long time, but it taught me many valuable lessons (like I didn’t know how to use Illustrator at all). Here is the full resolution versionFull res illustration!
(here is a link to the image, if you must go deeper)

The purpose of homepage of a blog is let people to discover the posts which interests them. So it should focus on showing lots of posts without skipping what they are about. Therefore, I’ve converted homepage to two column system, shortened the excerpts a bit, without disrupting general style.

As for the single post page, this one is all about readability. If you click a post link, you don’t wanna see unrelated things on sidebar, you just want to read the article. Thus, I removed crap around article. I’ve changed the font, put some whitespace around the text and enlarged images. I’ve coded a new share system this morning (and last night. all night) which looks awesome. It turned out so great, I’m gonna put a picture of it here.

This starting to become something like a boring changelog, so I’m done. Enjoy the new site.

PS: Illustration on the top DOES include several references inside. Also there is a totally surprise prize (a game from steam) to the person who catches ’em all in the comments section. wunnle