Oo! New glasses? Haircut? Redesign!

It's not a radical change, but my online self is now looking more put together thanks to the skilful minstrations of Mr. Lance Arthur.

Do let me know if you find anything amiss, but, frankly, after the work he did both for appearance and cleanliness of the underlying code, you're more likely to find something working that used to be broken (or at least kinda janky).

The biggest changes took place on Discardia.com, which is now not only prettier, but more functional and a far better reflection of Discardian principles.

Hiring someone who actually knows what they're doing is worth every penny.

Ch-ch-changes

As you can see, exciting changes are taking place around here.

It took me quite a long while, but I have—over a decade after it ceased being my day job—finally embraced the fact that since I'm not a web designer anymore, that means I can hire someone else to do it for me. Because the someone I have hired is also one of my most trusted friends, this revitalization of my sites will take place with the same devil may care attitude as changes I made myself in the past. You may see all sorts of crazy, halfway-to-their-final-state stages of the process. Pardon, as they say, our dust.

[animated gif of construction guy]

I like the Google User Experience Guidelines.
"The Google User Experience team aims to create designs that are
useful, fast, simple, engaging, innovative, universal, profitable,
beautiful, trustworthy, and personable."

  1. Focus on peopletheir lives, their work, their dreams.
  2. Every millisecond counts.
 
  3. Simplicity is powerful.
  4. Engage beginners and attract experts.
  5. Dare to innovate.
  6. Design for the world.
 
  7. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business.
 
  8. Delight the eye without distracting the mind.
 
  9. Be worthy of people’s trust.
 
  10. Add a human touch.
 

We could have a far worse 500lb gorilla, I must say.