As you can no doubt see, the site is a good bit prettier than it was before. Gone is the radioactive lime green rounded helvetica, and in come some truly lovely fonts (IMHO) from the collection at Font Squirrel. I wanted to share with readers which tools I used to complete the site.
It’s a WordPress site, of course, which is a joy and a very mature product to use these days. I genuinely don’t know why people use other blog engines, or CMSs for small or non-complex projects.
I can’t tell you what a revelation it has been to switch to the @font-face protocol for web design – it takes a few minutes to learn and get comfortable with, but once it’s learned it becomes second nature. Font Squirrel makes it easy and a little fun to find good fonts (with a bit of trial and error- this site relies on accents for Gaeilge, and not every font has them, nor are they displayed in Font Squirrel) .
The colour scheme I’ve chosen is subject to amendment over the coming days. I wanted it to express ‘Brit’ but not to be a Union Flag. I think I’ve got that with the scheme, but your mileage may vary. To generate simple colour schemes that work well together, try ColorSchemer.
As always, if you don’t like it, or it’s broken, then holler. Also, if there’s something you’d like to see added to the site before I revert to type and start attacking Labour MPs, let me know.