After a lot of searching and testing I have finally decided to put the ageing Andreas09 theme a rest and try a new one. It has been nagging me for years that the representation of the blog is more like the early 2000s than 201x. Or was it late 1990s? Anyway, out with the old, in with the new.
The biggest problem I have with finding suitable templates is a) that I have insufficient talent in the fine arts, and b) that I present a lot of code examples. I guess point a) can’t be helped much, but b) had to be reasonably taken care of.
The monospaced font I use in the code blocks is usually far too large-10pt or more-in most themes that I otherwise liked a lot. The current one seems to use 10pt at maximum which is a good compromise although I would have preferred 9pt. My favourite font family for coding since my MacOS 7 days is Monaco, 9pt. I wish :)
I think the new theme works, at least for the last 10 posts I saw on my laptop. I am not 100% sure about tablet or mobile devices though, so please let me know. I am willing to take a leap of faith because, on the other hand (although I have never checked) I guess most visitors to this blog hit the pages via a search engine using a desktop computer or laptop of some sort.
So in summary I hope you like the new layout as it is, and I appreciate your comments. Should you know a better theme for my style of writing (code!) then let me know in the comments as well, I might give it a whirl.