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Honey, I accidentally redesigned the blog!

Last updated on 22 Jun 2018

Oh well. I was playing with WordPress design templates and I clicked the wrong button. Now I have this rather clean design, but I can’t fix the banner because Illustrator CS2 no longer runs on OS X Lion. When I get a new copy I’ll rework it to suit the size of the template.

If you notice something missing apart from my sanity, let me know.


  1. J. J. Ramsey J. J. Ramsey

    FYI, you can run Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on Lion. (As far as I know, that’s legal, since you’re still running a Mac OS on Apple hardware.) Then you can run Illustrator on the virtualized Snow Leopard, though it’ll probably be kind of slow.

    Two questions:

    1) Why upgrade to Lion before checking if you have any PowerPC apps that you still use? I thought it was pretty well known that Rosetta was not in OS X Lion.

    2) Why do you even need Illustrator? Sure, it’s a useful tool for professionals, but it’s expensive overkill for a web banner of a blog. If I were in your place, I probably would have used GIMP, Inkscape, or some cheapo shareware.

    • I used Illustrator professionally for many years. I know it and can use it easily.

      I didn’t think I’d need to use it for a while, when I upgraded.

  2. Virtually every time I’ve fooled with the template at my blog, I’ve screwed it up. Which is why I came up with the excuse that I’m striving for classic simplicity.

  3. Ian H Spedding FCD Ian H Spedding FCD

    I like the new look. Much cleaner, much cooler, much hipper. Maybe I’ll understand more of what some people write here now I can read it more easily.

  4. Susan Silberstein Susan Silberstein

    It’s very, uh, bright. Light and bright. If I was reading this on something really small, I could use it as a flashlight (you upsidedowny folks probably say torch).

  5. John S. Wilkins John S. Wilkins

    Bear with me. I’m working through the CSS.

  6. Did something change around here?

  7. Okay, I’m trialling this theme (Pilcrow), which also has nice tablet styles.

    • Ian H Spedding FCD Ian H Spedding FCD

      Personally, I preferred the cleaner look of the previous style but it’s your blog.

  8. What was your previous theme, may I ask? I really liked it and want to use it for my own blog.

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