Fiddling with the (css) deck chairs while the (blog) Titanic sinks

Exploring and evolving my site's design

I spend far too much time fiddling with my site.

One time I was at the dog park, and only one other dog and owner were there. We struck up a conversation (the owners, not the dogs), which inevitably led to the big question of “so what do you do?” The guy said that he was a web developer, which obviously led to both of us explaining a bit more about what type of web stuff we do. I mentioned how I tend to focus on patterns and design systems, and he interrupted with, “oh, are you the guy with the orange website?”

“Why, yes I am.”

Brad Frost

Good to own your home and good to make it yours a little.

Enter Tufte CSS


Too much green?

I recently shifted my #00FF00 to soften it with a 0.4 transparency.

Margin notes


Things I’m Jealous Of

Mandy’s library-reference Toby’s blog-quote

Where next?

I need to evolve the Tufte CSS to bring it more in line with the rest of my personal site and make it more my own.

This blog is written by Tom Critchlow, an independent strategy consultant living and working in Brooklyn, NY. If you like what you read please leave a comment below in the comments or sign up for my newsletter.