Back in the day I used to do a yearly redesign. With Tedium, I’ve largely avoided that trap of doing one every year.
But it’s still good, every once in a while, to refresh things, whether the fonts or the whole dang thing. So, with that in mind, Tedium the website is now completely overhauled. (For those playing at home: v1 was just a newsletter, v2 was the original site, v3 was the move to Craft, and v4 is this.) Here’s a screenshot if you’d like.
A few things worth looking for in this new design:
- A more functional interface. Everything is built with the goal of being useful for readers, including a refresh of the search page and a simpler, more consistent top interface designed for easy reading and scrolling.
- No more mystery meat navigation. As I’ve noted in the past, Tedium used mystery meat navigation intentionally, as a way to encourage others to click on things that they may not necessarily be familiar with. That has now been replaced with better explanations across the site.
- Improved search and discovery. Every time I update the site with a new article, a random piece will replace what’s up top, a design decision made to encourage discoverability. Additionally, the search page has been redesigned to be more user-friendly, and the tag page built around deep dives (here’s an example).
- No basic structural changes to the articles themselves. The fonts are the same, the fact boxes are the same. It’s just as readable as before, except with a cleaner design.
If you have any thoughts, insights, or questions, please feel free to reach out if you’d like. Cheers!