Minimal design

Over the last couple of nights, I’ve hacked together a new blot theme for the blog. I’m not 100% happy with the typography. Something about the font, color and line spacing isn’t quite right, in my minds-eye. Advice, tips, corrections appreciated.

I am heavily inspired by a content first, minimal design. Leo Babuata’s Zen Habits and mnmlist as well as Manuel Moreale’s website especially. I even named this Blot theme moreale.

All those sites put the most recent post front and center, then simply list the archives. No navigation. I’m liking this. Simple. Clean. I’ll keep it around for a while and then alter it.

I’ll see if I can share this theme if anyone cares to collaborate or improve it.

I have other projects I’m exploring that are designed with the newsletter-signup-to-paid-content model. But not this site. Where the Light Gathers is a place for me to write and think out loud. For myself. If someone else likes something here, even better. But I’m not using this to sell you anything.

Posted on 7/10/2018





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2018
July
· Minimal design
June
· Setting up Blot.im and micro.blog
April
· blotter
· Time
March
· Minimal Digital

2017
December
· Side Hustle
November
· The Art of 3D Modeling at Digital Portsmouth
October
· Panobook
September
· Leadership for Animators (and other creative people too)
August
· Gratitude
July
· Drafts and Actions
· First things first
· 100 years
· Lower than Erlich
March
· I am not a minimalist
· Sips
· Carrd
· conservation
February
· WTF per paragraph
· chimera
· Text Expansion is built into iOS
· Blot, aText & nvAlt
· Collusion
· Tsundoku
· A simpler way
January
· Streams

2016
December
· Don't compare your backstage to their onstage
· Ideas are cheap
September
· Kid A, Owls, and perfect pens.
· I am uncomfortable, which is good.
· The perfect pen
August
· Premortem
· Every 6 weeks
July
· Mini-disconnects
· Get to know a furnace.
· Just the Facts
June
· Dude, where’s my car?
· The Doodle
· Crazy
· Bones
February
· Broken Records
· Little white numbers in little red circles
· Squirrel
· Right Now
January
· I loved arguing with my son about doing his homework
· Never Alone

2015
December
· Mr. Oldman stands up and expands
November
· Some notes on Agile Development
· Single Tasking and Spotlight
· Sacrifices
October
· My Leaf blower doesn’t have bluetooth
June
· Digital Portsmouth, The Art of Video Games
April
· A call from out of the blue
· Ask

2014
September
· Talk
May
· Nerd Alert

2013
August
· UX for Technical Artists
February
· Cliques and Tribes
January
· Pay it Forward
· Trust

2012
May
· Four Distractions

2011
October
· The three things we need at work