I’d got a little bit bored with the design on this website, and that boredom gave me no desire to write on it. Boo.
I was then reading about brutalist web design (it is very cool) and decided that what I wanted was the most minimal site design possible while still maintaining readability. This is it, or at least as close as a couple of hours’ work could get me.
The font is actually Courier, a monospaced font. I don’t really like Courier as a terminal font - I prefer Source Code Pro or something similar - but I think it’s actually quite nice to read on a page. You may disagree, but I don’t care because it’s my website so there.
Being super-minimalist in code samples probably would have impacted readability, so I’ve just gone the opposite way and used a theme I really like, even if it’s quite colourful.
The source code is available on GitHub, if for some reason you want to see it.
I’ll probably be making tweaks constantly over the next few days - suggestions in comments are very welcome.
For now, I’ve got a new fancy (as in, very much not fancy) home page. Go there. Go on.
P.S. Try looking at those ‘joel on stuff’ arrays on the home page on a mobile. Cool, huh? Yet another reason to use monospaced fonts absolutely everywhere. Including on birthday cards.