I’m trying out a new look. I’ve updated the theme as long-time viewers can tell. The new theme has a few advantages over the old one. First, it’s a “responsive” theme. That means that it should automagically adjust to the width of whatever browser you’re using. If you view it on a smart phone, it should push the side-bar stuff down to the bottom so the main text is more readable. And, as long as I can resist the urge to create a menu of tabs across the top, it should retain the fluid-width aspect of the old one.
Another reason for changing is that WordPress.com (the host for the blog) is really pushing it. The old theme isn’t being updated. We’ll just have to see if I get the spacing on the graphs right.
The new them also makes it easy for me to add short “Aside” posts. I’m going to try to adding some of these usually as links to articles I find interesting but don’t have time to write a full commentary.
Anyway, I’m interested in any comments on either the theme or other ideas to make the blog more readable or useful (short of recommendations that I replace the author!).