Curving Normality graphical update

Yesterday, I updated Curving Normality’s theme. I think the site now has a more ‘open’ and easy to read layout. The update also incorporated some technical improvements ‘behind the screens’. Oh, and it shows a different picture on the header every time you refresh or visit a different page. I only added a few, but expect regular updates on that front.

I’m nowhere near finished, but I think it is already looking good. I would love to receive some feedback from regular readers. What do you think: is this going in the right direction, or was the previous layout of Curving Normality better?

2 comment on “Curving Normality graphical update

  • Hey Rens

    That moving tag cloud looks really good. But two columns of small blue letters? If you ask me, I get already visually tired before I even begin to look at it. According to me, the great lesson of google is that with a reasonably good search function you don’t need indexes any longer. So why here such a dominant space for indexes?

    And talking about visual assault… I must say that the lots of words on top do not help in giving me some relax.

    In general, if I visit your blog is primarily because I want to read your thinking. GIve that a prominent and confortable place. The tag cloud can function as index, so get rid, or minimize the columns.

    Now, of course all this boils down to esthetics. And as you can see in the design of my blog and my page… I’m all for minimalist designs. Perhaps you don’t want to go the whole nine yards to a minimal design… but consider making a blog page more… relaxed to the eye.


  • Dear Inti,

    thanks for the comment, and I really appreciate your suggestions. And indeed it was more maximum than minimum design. I have selected another location for the ‘Pages’ column, leaving more white space next to the text. The reason that I want to retain these links, is that Google and other users (;-)) are able to find the content. I’m still trying to find a way to trim down the length of the links-section, for instance by making it context-sensitive.

    As you’ve probably seen, the header images alternate. I’m still trying to find out what works well, and what doesn’t. Perhaps the more singular, strong images work better indeed.


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