Welcome to The Obscuritory 3.0! Blog category

You might notice that things look a little different around here. Say hi to the newly redesigned Obscuritory!

This is the third theme the blog has used since 2008. I’ve been tinkering on this for a while now, and I’m especially happy with the results. Everything looks roughly similar – mostly because I love the Windows 3.1 setup motif – but the blog is now cleaner, easier to navigate, mobile-friendly, and compliant with HTML 5 standards. In comparison, the previous layout was heavily modified from a broken template that briefly had adware and couldn’t run Javascript. Whoops!

There are other little tweaks throughout too, like the improved menu which links to articles tagged as “recommended.”

The theme isn’t 100% finished yet (a few of the header images are broken, and assorted bits and bobs need tweaking), but I wanted to get this version out anyway. It looks really pretty, and I’m glad to give the look a refresh!

(For the record, the theme is named Orbital Library, after an area from one of my favorite games…)

One comment

  • DOS

    I love the Windows setup background too. What’s so great about it? Does it remind us of those times when our anticipation reached its crescendo: we’d read a magazine review, gone to the store, looked at the box, gotten it home, unwrapped it, pulled out all the pieces, and we were just about to find out how great this new piece of software was, just as soon as we’d gotten through the stack of floppies?

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