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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Readable font sizes, new fonts, and a new name

A quick update on the design: as you can see, I’ve finally gotten around to making the words readable. I used Google fonts to get some appealing fonts for the title, headers, lead and text. I’m not fully sold on any of them, but they’re a hell of a lot better than plain Helvetica, no matter what Apple might say. I still haven’t really finished styling the website to the way I want it yet1 nor have I added analytics yet, but that’s to come in a bit.

The fonts I’ve chosen are Chau Philomene One for the headers, Kreon for the lead text, Enriqueta for the body, and Aguafina Script for the title. I love Kreon already, so that’s going to stay. I’m still debating about Chau Philomene One and Aguafina Script — I like both of the fonts but I’m not convinced they play well together. Tweet me your thoughts.

I’ve also decided on a name for the blog. It’s called Critique. It’s a strange name, and honestly I got the inspiration from Google’s code review tool so that’s a bit strange, but I think it encapsulates exactly what I want this blog to be. If we look up the definition of critique, we get

a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.

which is a perfect encapsulation of what I want this blog to be - detailed analysis and assessment. Whether it’s tech news, software development, television and culture, or the NBA, the through line of all the posts is that I’m going to be digging deep into what I think about something and, ideally, offering new insight.

To that end, I’ve got a couple posts in the works for this week. I’ll have a quick recap and analysis of the last few episodes of my favorite TV show, Doctor Who, up tomorrow2 to kickstart the Fall TV season. There’s going to be a lot more TV coming up over the next few months. Second, my new iPhone 6 is on the way, should get here by Friday, so I’ll have a detailed article about my thoughts on it, and what it means for the iPhone strategy. I’m going to trial adding some pictures to that post as well.

  1. Black on white is so 1999. I’m thinking black on dark gray with some red highlights. 

  2. I’m really excited about this, because I think this is the strongest season I’ve seen yet.