Redesigned and Spreading Out in Middle Age

As you might have noticed, I've implemented a minor redesign here at Fight Aging! and over at the Longevity Meme in the past couple of days. It's a sort of spreading out in middle age: as the average size of monitors grows, an layout designed for 800x600 pixel screens begins to look cramped and low-rent. Now we're on a layout that has 1024x768 in mind, and, by the magic of adding a lot of empty space, the same old material suddenly looks much more up to date and sophisticated. Funny the way that works.

A couple of other odds and ends were tided up as I notice them, and I hope to achieve more of the same in the next few days. The search function here at Fight Aging! now uses Google rather than the increasingly hopeless in-built Movable Type search, for example, and is as a result much more useful. I've moved it up in the left navigation to a position that reflects its newly acquired utility.

So while my attention is focused on these and similar housekeeping matters, it's a good time for you, the audience, to point out things that might need updating or are otherwise not up to scratch. I'm hoping that nothing was outright broken by the update, but it's always possible I missed an item stuck away in the corners, or that appearances are suffering in one of the less common browsers. Let me know if that's the case.

Comments

I did notice, and it does look good. I've got Iceweasel with non-standard font and color settings, and everything still looks good--no clobbering, no disappearing graphics, none of those little annoyances that I've learned to live with.

The only thing that seems off is that the banner ad is gone; don't know if that's intentional or not.

Posted by: shegeek at April 1st, 2009 2:03 AM

Absent banners is absolutely intentional. They had boiled down to things I'm linking to regularly anyway, so seemed somewhat redundant.

Posted by: Reason at April 1st, 2009 10:54 AM

Nicely done.

If possible, I'd make the Fight Aging logo a tad bigger and I'd bump up the font of the main content by 1 or 2 points.

Posted by: Michael G.R. at April 1st, 2009 4:31 PM

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