Andrew Sullivan’s New Digs
As promised a while back, Andrew Sullivan has moved his blog to Time magazine’s website. It comes with a new look and feel that Andrew assures us has reader e-mails “running almost ten-to-one in favor.”
Andrew Sullivan’s “Daily Dish” new look Ann Althouse
is among its admirers. Referring to the old look, she writes, “I understand why people are attracted to the elegant dark background with white letters. It looks pretty from a distance, but reading it is oppressive enough that you don’t notice it while you’re reading it, but you experience great relief when it’s gone.”
Andrew Sullivan’s “Daily Dish” old look
Quite right. Both the old design and the new are attractive. The current version is not only better looking–not surprising, since one expects its design budget was much higher–but easier to read. As “cool” as light lettering on a dark background may be, there’s a reason most professional sites stick to black lettering against very light backdrops.
Now, if only a magazine would buy me out. . . .