A New Look

I realize that I have not posted to this blog for over a year. After looking over it again, I felt that the current design looked a bit dated and decided to give it a bit of a facelift. I wanted a look that is cleaner, better focused on the content, and more flexible for different types of media, whether it be text, code, images, or embedded content.

I began by reducing the size of the ridiculously large heading, making it look like a more conventional navbar, and giving it a dark background. Then, I shrunk the sidebar and expanded the main content, added a subtle blue background color to the sidebar modules for contrast, and changed the link color from red to blue. To match the header, I applied dark backgrounds to the page footer and pager buttons and changed the color scheme of the code blocks from base16-ocean-light to its dark variant.

In addition, I restored the font sizes of h1-h6 heading tags to Bootstrap’s defaults and using the normal font weight in order to better bring out the beauty of Kunth’s Computer Modern typefaces. Finally, I converted the style sheets from Less to Sass in order to take advantage of Jekyll’s built-in Sass support. After all, Bootstrap is also moving from Less to Sass starting with Bootstrap 4.

As for content, there are many topics that I am either itching to write about or have started writing. I have also slightly reorganized my blog categories since I am planning to expand the scope of this blog to also include some of my non-software hobbies and interests. In any event, I am expecting to update this blog a lot more frequently, so stay tuned.