Anne van Kesteren

Arthur rocks!

Thanks to him (the work he put in the layout) and is disgrace of minimalistic layouts I present you this. It is readable in the latest version of Internet Explorer thanks to not turning the thing into quirks mode, which is something I normally do. The images "suck" in that browser, but that issue could be solved if I would want that.

Note that the markup didn't really change, this was originally intended to be a alternate style for the site, but I liked it too much for that. All the cool effects work properly in Mozilla (not the FireFox build from 6 months ago though), Opera supports some, but not all. And I don't know about Safari, nor do I care (they should probably fix their bugs if there are issues).

The previous version can be found here: click!

If you don't like it, take a browser that supports setting style sheets off, or browse with Lynx, whatever you like ;-)


  1. Nice work. Maybe decrease the font size, but I like the overall design. :)

    Posted by Kevin Pilasky at

  2. Wow, talk about a drastic make-over. This is more like a sex change than just some make-up.

    I like it a lot. One thing that bothers me, though, is that the block on the left (with the daddy image on it) overlaps part of the text, rendering some links unusable.

    Posted by ACJ at

  3. Purple, eh? Anne, how could you???? :]

    You need to add block display to generated content on heading hovers, because the page jumps all over currently. That said, I am glad you didn't buy into the hype of linking headings. That was one abortion of a concept that had nothing to do with geometry or theology, as Ignatius O'Reilly might have grumbled.

    What is this thingamajig to the right of the input? it looks as if a fly had shat. Is that a special Mozilla-only effect, or something? :]


    Posted by Moose at

  4. And who is dat web-standardz evangelist who uses "click" for link text? :) Anne, Anne, Anne, tsk, tsk!

    Posted by Moose at

  5. Great, you implemented the new design. Cool work man! I'd like to know, though, which Arthur are you talking about? Steiner or Lugtigheid?

    Posted by Mark Wubben at

  6. Steiner ;)

    Posted by Arthur L. at

  7. What is wrong with making a link from a header? In my opinion the name of the post is a better placeholder than the word 'permalink', the date or a symbol like #.

    Posted by Jeroen at

  8. So come on Arthur, step forward and take a bow. Very nice, indeed. I love it.

    Posted by Minz Meyer at

  9. I don't see any change. Lets try CTRL+F5, clear cache, and all that. :)

    Posted by Robbert Broersma at

  10. Lookin' good!

    In answer to your question, Jeroen:

    I don't know until I hover if a header link points to the permalink or the primary link that is the subject of the entry (see Evan Williams's blog, for example). Isolated permalinks are less ambiguous. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, probably.

    Posted by Wayne at

  11. Nice redesign! Makes your page look kinda special, not like the standard you can see everywhere else! Nice! But the "A HEADER SHOULD NOT BE A LINK, STUPID" part is.. a bit annoying ;)

    Posted by EdiciusTsaf at

  12. IE is still bugging with the layout, but it looks really nice. It's not a regular layout and I think that's really special in these days.

    Great work Arthur & Anne.

    Posted by Jerome at

  13. Congratulations with the new layout!

    I was surprised.

    Maybe you can use a capital letter about '' in the list of weblogs

    Posted by Mario De Zutter at

  14. It looks great! I think the font-size is oke, but thats because I'am running at 1280x1024 ;).

    Posted by Rémy at

  15. Wow, very very nice design. I really like it.

    Posted by orban at

  16. This template must be called And Now For Something Completly Different, heh-heh!
    Nice! Van harte gefelicislagroomteert!

    Posted by BOK at

  17. Looks nice! Good job Anne and Arthur.

    Posted by Rogier at

  18. Ow. Um, is it just a problem with my monitor, or does that rgb(70,1,106) REALLY clash with that rgb(192,192,72)? I like the body a lot better as, say, rgb(72,192,72) (though that does cause other problems with the code, blockquote, etc. elements and the highlighting, but those could be changed too.)

    Other than that, though, it's okay... but still, any chance of adding the old stylesheet back as an alternate?

    Posted by dolphinling at

  19. Ah, this is wonderful, Anne. The text size is just perfect. I don't have to upsize anything, which I most usually have to, due to my relatively high resolution. Very, very nice work indeed.

    Posted by Asbjørn Ulsberg at

  20. Get rid of the "A header should not be a link" part and I might be able to enjoy the layout.

    Posted by Frenzie at

  21. Rock on, Anne. Lookin' hot there! :)

    Posted by Faruk Ates at