The New Design
As an experiment, I have stripped down four of the blogs that work in concert with this one and I have given them a look and feel which is more friendly for tablets and phones. There is one post on the front page, and then you navigate backwards. I have reduced the amount of widgets and whatnot down to almost nothing.
This means that the blogs load much faster, and give a little better performance for people who use devices. Given the changes that are coming every single day, this cleaner and sleeker look should provide a better experience for all.
The content won't change. I'm afraid we'll stay awful until the bitter, screaming end.