As a voracious reader of physical books, I wanted to turn this blog into a book reading experience. The background color was chosen to mimic the paper. I also limited the color to mute. No more red links. Even the logo is more subtle.
For the typeface, I am setting the main text in Schotis, designed by Juanjo López and inspired by Scotch Romans. López writes, “The Scotch Romans are a strange case in the history of typography. Although they were one of the most used letters during the 19th and early 20th century, they don’t have their own place in the main typographical classifications.”
For small text, I turned to Adelle Sans, designed by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. I like the way Schotis and Adelle Sans complements each other. For code excerpt, I am sticking with Input Mono, by DJR.
After using big text in the previous iteration, which did not even last a month, I kind of like the quietness of this version. Hopefully, it will last until next year before I switch it up again. It always nice to have a personal website to experiment with typography and to hone my development skills.