Rearranging the Furniture

I thought I’d give a quick update about some minor refreshes on the site. I moved some of the layout elements. The slightly hideous black navbar is gone and navigation has moved to the sidebar to be a little bit more bulletproof design-wise. Also, the sidebar has taken a leap from the right side of the page to the left, just for fun. The social section has also been thought out a little better (I stole the idea from Kevin Rose’s redesign. As Steve Jobs has said, “Great artists steal”).

You’ll also notice that the site itself has a twitter account. I’ve had the account since I relaunched with the techese name, but hadn’t publicized it until now as I was trying to come up with an idea for an avatar. Well, I finally sat down and made one in Pixelmator.

The twitter avatar also doubles as the favicon for the site (yeah, at 16px square, it’s hardly legible). Also, I designated the original image as the iOS homescreen icon, in glorious 512px square, 326 ppi awesomeness. So if you add techese to your iPhone’s, iPod touch’s, or iPad’s homescreen you’ll have a properly rendered icon — and it looks fantastic on a Retina Display.

Lastly, I added the brand spankin’ new Tweet Button to the bottom of every post. Use it to share my words with your friends. Real content is resuming shortly, I promise.