October 29, 2003
New look

Most people wouldn't see it. But the readers of Brian's Culture Blog are an aesthetically sophisticated lot, and some at least of this elite will be asking themselves now: "Has there or has there not been some sort of a change in the way this blog now looks? I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about this place is different." Etc. etc. Quite right. Well spotted, those of you who did. Things have indeed changed here, visually.

But the content is unaltered. The only immediate practical consequence is that comments on ancient posts can now be accessed whereas before they couldn't, for some reason that I still don't understand. It is therefore more worth commenting on recent posts than it used to be, because others will be able to access your comments for ever and be amazed by them, instead of just while the post lasted on the front page.

My deepest thanks to the genius who did all this for me (and this as well don't forget). I hope some time soon to gather my thoughts on the subject of the aesthetics of blogs and to present some of them here. This is a subject concerning which I felt it improper for me to comment until now.

One opinion about aesthetics I am already sure of is that whereas I hope you like the new design, I am confident that if you don't like it but have tended to enjoy reading this stuff, you will be back, and will put up with the look. On the other hand, newcomers who love the look but don't like the content will probably not return very often, if at all.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:00 PM
Category: DesignThis blog